Member for Penrith, Stuart Ayres met with Lynda McGill- Rothery the Manager of Family Planning NSW Penrith to congratulate them on their successful grant of $30,956 for work at the Centre.
Family Planning NSW Penrith will benefit from the installation of automatic access doors for disabled access, prams/strollers, painting and signage after Family Planning put in a successful application to the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program”, said Mr Ayres.
\”The Family Planning Centre does a fantastic job within our community by providing information and services on any aspect of reproductive and sexual health and sexuality for young people, men and women of all ages. Health promotion programs and education sessions are a key component of the Centre and they continue work towards improving the lives of people within our community\” Mr Ayres said.
\”I am proud to have recommended this project for funding to the state government and appreciate the opportunity to make a contribution to decisions about state government investments in our area”, said Mr Ayres.
\”I will continue to work with members of the Family Planning Centre and other local organisations to find ways to assist them in their capacity to support our community.\”said Mr Ayres.
“Western Sydney is identified as an area of high need for reproductive and sexual health services with low rates of cervical cancer screening, high rates of teen pregnancy and high rates of sexually transmissible infections.
This grant supports Family Planning NSW to provide important health information and education programs to the people of Western Sydney and to ensure that disadvantaged and vulnerable groups have access to high quality reproductive and sexual health services.
Family Planning NSW Penrith sees many young families and people with disability and this grant will allow us to make our facilities more accessible to these clients and to improve delivery of our services to every body in every family.” Said Ms McGill-Rothery
\”The Community Building Partnerships have provided an excellent way for organisations to work with their local MPs on identifying priorities for their electorates”, said Mr Ayres.