The Bidyadanga EYP community and working group is committed to achieving the following outcomes for all.
A new approach to co-designing, implementing, and evaluating the delivery of early childhood and family services.
The Early Years Partnership local working group oversees the development and implementation of a local community plan, aimed at improving children’s well-being and school readiness.
The Community Plan is an active document that outlines the community’s priorities for achieving better outcomes for children and their families. The working group work together to provide specialist advice, local knowledge, and transparent decision-making, to inform the strategic and operational priorities of the EYP in Bidyadanga and ensure these are successfully achieved to meet the local need.
Through the EYP, families and communities are supported to identify what they need to help their children grow.
The group captures the voices of families, community members and service providers, including Government and not-for-profit services.
Other relevant stakeholders are invited to participate on an as-needed basis.
Bidyadanga is the largest remote Aboriginal community in Western Australia with a population of approximately 850 residents and is home to the Karajarri, Juwalinny, Mangala, Nyungamarta and Yulpartja language groups.
Rich in history, art and culture and with a developing economy, Bidyadanga has many community facilities and infrastructure to support community’s people.
Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Ltd (KAMS) is a member based, regional Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO), providing support and representing the interests of eight independent ACCHOs from towns and remote communities across the Kimberley region of Western Australia, and Kimberley Renal Services, which is a wholly owned subsidiary.