Our Individual and Family Support Service helps individuals and families to connect with their local community network and other useful resources to address their challenges.
Our program provides individuals and families support in the form of individual consultations, group work and community eduction, supported multicultural playgroups, free advice and advocacy.
The Benefits of Our Individual and Family Support Service
Individual Consultations are offered to any community members requiring assistance, information or referrals to specilaist support services in the areas of family functioning, education, housing and health and wellbeing.
Group Work and Community Education
Our Group Work and Community Education sessions focus on a range of life skills and personal development to build capacity within individuals and families. Popular classes include English and Lifeskills, Family Rhyme Time, and Womens' and Childrens' Health and Wellbeing.
Supported Multicultural Playgroups
Our Supported Multicultural Playgroups provide opportunities for children, their parents, carers and grandparents to enhance their relationships and increase their skills and confidence to develop valuable social and family support networks. Our experienced Playgroup Leader can also support individuals and families with referrals to additional family support services.
Who Can Our Individual and Family Support Service Help?
Our program supports community members residing in the City of Canning including Beckingham, Bentley, Canning Vale, Cannington, East Cannington, Ferndale, Kenwick, Leeming, Lynwood, Parkwood, Queens Park, Riverton, Rossmoyne, Shelley, Willetton and Wilson.
In particular, we engage with families and their children aged up to five years, who identify as part of the following groups:
- Families who are socially isolated, vulnerable or disadvantaged;
- Families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds;
- Indigenous families;
- Teenage and young parent families and;
- Grandparent carers.
How Can Our Individual and Family Support Service be Accessed?
Please refer to our Term Planner for days and times of each of our programs and activities. Bookings are essential.
Where Is Our Individual and Family Support Service Located?
Our Individual and Family Support Service operates from Cannington, Western Australia. For more details about our location and contact details, please click here.
Our Individual and Family Support Service is funded by the Government of Western Australia Department of Communities.