My idea is a FAMILY WELLNESS and PREVENTION CENTRE that offers all clinical services under one roof locally. Referred by your GP, the family unit get one day off a month together to attend these appointments.

The FAMILY WELLNESS and PREVENTION CENTRE would include all under one roof. These services could be: 1. DENTAL 2. PHYSIO 3. PSYCHOLOGY 4. OPTICAL 5. PODIATRIST 6. NUTRITION 7. MASSAGE/ACUPUNCTURE 8. PHARMACY 9. NURSE STATION 10.FINANCIAL ADVISE 11.JOB CENTRE 12.BABY CLINIC 13.PARENTING CLASSES

The whole family can go in one day a month to this centre. Whats the saying THE FAMILY THAT PLAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER.....well I think that applies to everything...if we are all informed and connected in each others life we are more understanding !

Why is it that when we see disadvantaged or chronically ill people, we see them shown on a park bench, or in a hostel or government housing? Why do we wait till it is that bad? Why can't we have a FAMILY WELLNESS and PREVENTION CENTRE that is there from day dot for all families to be referred to, that has all the clinicians under one roof locally.

This would save on the extra expenses incurred to the family, especially when you have a chronic illness you usually need to see more than one doctor or clinician at a time. I'm sure if the whole family can have a day together at the FAMILY WELLNESS and PREVENTION CENTRE, with each of them having there needs looked after it would help in stopping the breakdown of the family unit, thus stopping the need for the government to fund CENTRELINK PENSIONS such as DISABLED, SINGLE MOTHER/FATHER PENSIONS etc

Why aren't we doing everything we can to help those who are doing the right thing by: 1. working 2. paying taxes 3. paying into health funds 4. being loving partners 5. great parents

They have spent everything emotionally/financially to try and keep there family unit together but the pressure of managing there money to the last cent,of keeping a roof over there head,food, general bills, medical bills is taking its toll. With all the above in one centre would help save the expense of the day eg petrol, time, food, parking fees etc.

I then have the idea of the second half of centre having all kinds of classes on the same site eg Yoga , Pilates, Tia Chi, Music Therapy and so much more.

I feel why does this need to be just for chronic illness, all families would benefit from this centre in so many ways. I have so much more to explain to this idea, but hopefully I have given you the basic idea.

Before we become a statistic,FAMILY WELLNESS and PREVENTION CENTRES would help...I'm sure those on government benefits would drop and there would be many happy families.

Instead of government funding for broken families, it would be put towards these centres, 1% from all businesses put into the centre and some raised by charity functions. I am sure there is a way this could be done!

FAMILY WELLNESS and PREVENTION !

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