Major Brendan Nottle

Salvation Army Melbourne Project 614

"When a person feels like they have been forgotten, it is quite moving when they have a (volunteer) physio say to them why don't we pop into a private space and have a chat. I think I might be able to help you."

614 is deeply indebted to the SOS Health Foundation for the outstanding support that has been provided to  people who are dealing with a range of complex issues. These issues often include mental health concerns, addiction issues, homelessness and trauma. Many of the people that 614 work with also suffer from social poverty, where they are isolated and lonely whilst attempting to deal with a range of complex issues.

Because many of our clients are often overwhelmed with these sorts of issues, dealing with physical concerns often gets overlooked. That is why having a physiotherapist on site has been such a significant add on to what 614 provides. When 614 case workers are interacting with clients, it is so helpful for them to be able to say to a client that a physiotherapist is available to meet with them each Tuesday. We have also had SOS Health physiotherapists that have spent time in the Hamodava Cafe and engaged with people that are homeless and vulnerable. When a person feels like they have been forgotten, it is quite a moving moment when they have a physio say to them why don’t we pop into a private space and have a chat. I think I might be able to help you.

Long neglected and often painful necks, knees and backs are all “Back in Motion” because of your wonderful generosity, vision and compassion.