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A new pain management service for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in South Brisbane is one step closer thanks to a $5,850 grant from Slater and Gordon Lawyers.
World Wellness Group (Brisbane) will use the money to help establish a self-sustaining pain management and acupuncture clinic for refugees and asylum seekers.
Slater and Gordon Queensland General Manager Karen Simpson said World Wellness Group’s focus on achieving health equity for migrants and refugees made it an ideal candidate for the grant, part of the firm’s Staff Giving Program.
“The Staff Giving Program was set up to provide a way for Slater and Gordon staff to give back to the communities where they work and help improve the lives of people facing a number of challenges,” Ms Simpson said.
The World Wellness Group (Brisbane) is one of five community organisations to share in more than $30,000 worth of grants.
Ms Simpson said the firm had received many outstanding applicants.
“It truly is inspiring to see so many fantastic community organisations working to help those vulnerable members of our community across a range of fields.
“It really means a lot that we are able to support those organisations to continue to provide such important services,” she said.
Donations from Slater and Gordon’s Staff Giving Program are combined with funds from the law firm and channelled into the Slater and Gordon Community Fund. This is a fund managed by the Australian Communities Foundation.
Slater and Gordon will accept new applications to the Community Fund after 1 July, 2014. For eligibility criteria please contact Suzy Mallett: 9602 6832 or at firstname.lastname@example.org