HOURS OF OPERATION TO CHANGE !
The Board of Management of LCLC has had to make the difficult decision to reduce our opening hours!
Week commencing 14 August 2017 LCLC will be open only four days per week.
Our new operating hours are:
8:30 am to 1:00pm
(Closed for lunch between 1:00pm and 1:30pm)
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Monday to Thursday
We apologise to our clients, but the cold hard economic facts leave LCLC with no other option. It is particularly distressing as LCLC has to turn away on average four people a day because we cannot assist them within their required timeframe.
Our data shows that 1 in every 9 people within our catchment area has utilised LCLC services within the last five years.
But since the 2013-2014 financial year, the amount of funding provided to LCLC by the Federal Government has dropped by 41%.
Despite additional funds being provided by the Tasmanian State Government (to sustain LCLC funding) our operating costs have increased over the last three years. The LCLC Board of Management and CEO will continue to investigate additional funding opportunities in the hope that LCLC staff can be re-employed to full-time once more!
Everyone at LCLC (whether Board of Management, Staff or Volunteers) will continue to assist the most vulnerable within our comunity and take this opportunity to thank our clients and fellow community workers for their support.