Yuwaya Ngarra-li – ‘Vision’.CLD Centre Align

"The Dharriwaa Elders will lead a collaboration with UNSW and other supporters to grow our individual and community strengths and assets. We aim to restore a robust belonging to thriving families, community and country, while making our place in the nation and sharing our learning with other communities". Dharriwaa Elders Group, Walgett.

The purpose of Yuwaya Ngarra-li is for the Dharriwaa Elders Group (DEG) and UNSW to work in partnership to improve the wellbeing, social, built and physical environment and life pathways of Aboriginal people in Walgett through collaborating on evidence-based programs, research projects and capacity building, and to evaluate this model of CommUNIty-Led Development as a way of working with other Aboriginal communities.

Yuwaya Ngarra-li is an initiative that will promote two-way learning between Walgett's Dharriwaa Elders Group and a range of UNSW faculties, with long term academic leadership by ASsoc. Professor Ruth McCausland and keenly supported by the Vice-Chancellor

Warning: Images of deceased persons may appear. Yuwaalaraay / Gamilaraay pronunciation guide.

Dharriwaa Elders Group congratulates MinisterAnika Wells' decision to rethink funding of aged care services like DEG. Our June '22 Yuwaya Ngarrali Briefing Paper "Caring for Elders, Community and Culture" explains why we needed her to pause impending changes to CHSP funding. Yuwaya Ngarra-li - the partnership of DEG & UNSW offers this substantial work by Dr Bob Davidson to inform the rethink of aged care by the Commonwealth so that agedcare services deserved by Aboriginal communities like Walgett are supported.

Caring for Elders, Community and Culture: A study of the potential impact of changes to the funding of home care on the aged care services provided by Dharriwaa Elders Group(DEG), by Dr Bob Davidson for the Yuwaya Ngarra-li partnership of Dharriwaa Elders Group with University of NSW, June 2022. The summary of the Briefing Paper is here.