The Plunkett Street Community Project
The Plunkett Street Community Project is an outreach project that connects Lou's Place to mothers, carers and children in need of support in the local Woolloomooloo area. The area is home to families from diverse backgrounds, some of whom face complex social and economic issues.
The central activity is the Plunkett Street Playgroup, a joint venture between Lou's Place and Plunkett Street Public School.
The weekly playgroup is a safe space for children under five to socialise, have fun and enjoy delicious and nutritious food while becoming familiar with the school environment. It facilitates their smooth transition to the preschool, promotes increased enrolment numbers and improved attendance rates.
The playgroup also offers respite, social interaction and practical support to mothers and carers.
Two professional workers attend: a Lou's Place case manager and the preschool teacher at Plunkett Street School.