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Family Support Program  


Family Support Program

A free in-home support service for families experiencing particular difficulties, helping them to overcome these problems and continue to provide good care for their children.

In Home Family Support PhotoThe sorts of family difficulties that this program can help with, include:

  • Personal issues
  • Parenting support
  • Relationship issues
  • Child or adolescent behaviour problems
  • Families in temporary crisis
  • Income, housing or employment difficulties
  • Child health, development and safety issues
  • Emotional and psychological issues
  • Alcohol and drug issues
  • Intellectual, physical or sensory disabilities

A family support worker visits families in their own homes and assists them to work towards achieving goals that they have set for themselves. The worker helps them to develop their parenting, household management and financial management skills, and also assists the families to link into other services and supports in the local area.