The Right Place aims to provide:

  • improved access to health and community services in the local area
  • improved coordination of the health and community services in the local area
  • improved health literacy of the community and member organisations
  • assurance that people are referred to the right service, in the right place at the right time.

We implemented The Right Place in Waratah-Wynyard in 2024, aiming to promote community helping community, in helping people access services and other community supports, with an initial focus on organisations (including businesses) who interact with the public on a regular basis. 

The Right Place has successfully been implemented and/or has just commenced in Tasmania in the Huon Valley, Clarence, Central Coast and Circular Head. It’s about building on existing knowledge of local services and then actively connecting people with the right service within the community.

For some organisations, this may be what they already do in linking people to services.

But it is hard to keep up to date with all the services that exist in our community.

And we don’t have to know all the available services and community supports, because training, tools and resources are available to help members to help others.