The Wardell community resilience facility is operated by Wardell Community Organised Resilience Effort Inc. [ Wardell CORE ]
WardellCORE offers support, resources and positive vibes to the community of Wardell and the surrounding district. Our vision is to help navigate the complexities of flood recovery, provide continuity of care and ongoing support for the social, economical, environmental and cultural development of the Wardell region.
Our volunteer team is comprised of a diverse group of people who have varying experiences and skills. The WardellCORE is built on a foundation of collaboration, respect and inclusion.
We are grateful to live, work and play in and around Bilaarwal (Wardell) on the banks of the Baluun ( Richmond River ). We pay our respect to the traditional owners of the Nyangbul lands in the Bundjalung Nation. We also make special recognition of the impact that the recent natural disaster has had on our near neighbours of the Monggongbin ( Cabbage Tree Island ) community.
We have continued to provide dedicated aid with navigating the complexities of flood recovery and assistance to the wider community by providing a comforting environment, continuity of care and critical support to a wide range of citizens experiencing:
critical mental health challenges
severe health issues
women escaping domestic violence
suicidal thoughts and risk of harm
Social isolation and disconnection, along with physical and mental health decline, are worsened by experiences of homelessness, extreme housing insecurity, or residing in barely habitable conditions. Vulnerable demographics within our community, such as the elderly, single women, young families, and Indigenous community members, are disproportionately exposed to social inequality, diminishing capabilities, and a heightened reliance on community support services and other forms of social assistance.
There is a very long way to go and we are committed to being available to support our community to navigate the complex journey of recovery. Evidence from the bushfires and other disasters demonstrates that this situation is likely to persist for many years and that repair works and resources to help people recover will take much longer than anticipated leading to the even further mental health decline and conditions which severely impact people’s health.
We are available by phone or in person by arrangement to discuss any inquiries with regard to the operation of the Wardell CORE community facility.