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Case Study: Punmu bed frames assembled for elders

The WA Indigenous Storybook shares an initiative coordinated by the Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service and Punmu Aboriginal Community to address the issue of elders sleeping on a mattress on the floor, a prevalent health issue. One volunteer welder taught to weld and assemble bed frames. After two weeks all elders were provided with a bed frame and the remaining frames were available free to anyone who purchased a mattress from the community store. This story shows how addressing community-identified issues can be done in a way to instil the necessary skills within a community.

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