June 20, 2013
Four families of asylum seekers are to be relocated to the south-west Western Australian town of Collie by the end of this week.
Family and employment services provider, Communicare, is moving the families, totalling an estimated 12 people.
General manager Wayne Stevenson says Communicare has met a number of representatives from Collie to work through the transition.
He says the organisation is encouraged by offers of support and help from the Collie community.
“Just people offering if they can support us with education classes and … teaching English and that sort of thing, being volunteers and helping people settle into the community and assisting with some of the introductions to the western style of living, shopping, banking and getting around,” he said.
“[It is] encouragement for us as an organisation to have the level of interest and the offers of involvement and support, it’s been fantastic.”