CHIRP News

Services during pandemic

CHIRP Community Health   CHIRP Community Health is currently continuing to provide support services to the Mount Alexander community, but some group programs are currently on hold due to COVID-19. Our on site drive through screening clinic provides testing by appointment only. Testing is available between the hours of 2pm and 4.30pm on Tuesday and […]

Written by on October 21, 2020

Step out with the new Maldon Walking Group

Maldon has a new walking group which starts on November 9 and will continue weekly on Monday mornings. Interested participants can meet outside the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre at 9.30am and then walk for about an hour. The group is in addition to the Tuesday and Friday walking groups and is for those who enjoy a […]

Written by on October 20, 2020

Integration Plan – Frequently Asked Questions

CHIRP Community Health and Castlemaine Health have been working closely together to strengthen community health and services in the local area. The Boards of CHIRP Community Health and Castlemaine Health are developing a plan for the integration of community services to ensure the continued provision of accessible and responsive community health services for our local […]

Written by on October 19, 2020

TAC L2P Program is back on the road

The TAC L2P Program is up and running again in the Mount Alexander area. Learner drivers have been waiting for government restrictions to be lifted so they can continue their learn-to-drive journey. New COVID-19 protocols and procedures are in place to keep learners and mentors as safe as possible. L2P Coordinator, Lisa Cavallaro said learners […]

Written by on October 13, 2020

CHIRP walking groups back on track

CHIRP Community Health walking groups have returned as COVID-19 restrictions ease. All CHIRP exercise groups ceased in March this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Some groups briefly resumed in July but stopped again when the second wave of infections occurred. With an easing of restrictions in regional Victoria it is now possible for outdoor […]

Written by on October 9, 2020

We’re Rainbow Tick Accredited

October 5, 2020 CHIRP Community Health have met national Rainbow Tick accreditation standards for organisations that are committed to safe and inclusive practice, and service delivery for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Gender Diverse, Intersex, and Queer (LGBTIQ) people. “This is a fantastic feat of our organisation. Congratulations to our Rainbow Tick Committee and the LGBTIQ Community […]

Written by on October 5, 2020

Integration plan

Share Your Views to Strengthen Community Health CHIRP Community Health and Castlemaine Health have been working closely together to strengthen community health and services in the local area. The Boards of CHIRP Community Health and Castlemaine Health are developing a plan for the integration of community services to ensure the continued provision of accessible and […]

Written by on September 28, 2020

New Companion Walking Program

Date: 10th September 2020. CHIRP Community Health’s new Companion Walking Program promotes companionship and some gentle walking during the current Coronavirus restrictions. CHIRP volunteers are available to walk with community members in both Castlemaine and Maldon. Volunteers will follow social distancing requirements and wear face masks during the walk. Both male and female volunteers are […]

Written by on September 10, 2020

Media release: Re-usable Masks now available at CHIRP Community Health

8th September 2020 CHIRP Community Health has re-usable cloth masks from DHHS available for those unable to provide their own mask. “All Victorians aged 12 years and over must wear a face covering when they leave home unless they have a lawful reason not to. But purchasing masks may not be an option for those […]

Written by on September 8, 2020

CHIRP and Castlemaine Health Seek Sustainable Future for Community Health Services through Integration

CHIRP Community Health and Castlemaine Health have been working closely together to consider options to strengthen community health services in the local area. The Boards of CHIRP Community Health and Castlemaine Health are developing a plan for the integration of community services and will undertake staff and community consultation. Lexi Randall-L’Estrange, Chair CHIRP Community Health […]

Written by on August 31, 2020