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Orange Sky Australia plays a role in supporting remote Australian communities by improving access to laundry facilities and providing a place for connection and conversation. Easy access to affordable laundry services can be, at times, limited and cost prohibitive in remote locations.
 
We began supporting remote communities in 2017 in Lockhart River, Cape York Queensland. In September 2018, Orange Sky established a service for the community on Palm Island, Queensland and more recently in Maningrida, Northern Territory. In Maningrida, we have built a purposeful partnership with the local Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service, who provide and manage the laundry service locally with Orange Sky's support.
 
In addition to providing mobile laundry facilities and conversation, we understand the significant social impact of employment opportunities in remote communities. Orange Sky highly values strong partnerships in local community and is committed to working with each community to create workable and appropriate solutions.
 
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"It’s a vital service I think, because many people don’t have access to washing machines in the community and it just makes it so hard. Anything that we can do to combat health issues is a winner.”
 

Rachel, Registered Nurse Maningrida

"I think it’s really good, especially when people don’t have a washing machine, especially where we park close. It’s good to keep the countrymen busy while they’re washing and we keep an eye on things like sores and scabies, we encourage Mum and Dad to bring the kids to the clinic. It’s good working together, communicating, Mala’la involved with Orange Sky. Looking forward it’s more help so we can see the future, more kids growing healthy and strong, for their life."
 

Kurt, Health Worker, Mala’la Health Service

"I’m very hopeful this model will inform other communities. Partnerships in this space are so important because you can’t go it alone, no service can do it on their own, you have to work with other people to maximize your opportunities so you can move forward."
 

Lesley, Manager of Health and Community Services, Mala’la Health Service.
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