Supporting Families Through Neighbourhood Service Networks
Experience has shown that children and families are more resilient when they mix with positive people and groups in their neighbourhood and have ready access to services that are well networked.
The Stronger Families Alliance’s goal is that every Blue Mountains family have access to a collaborative service network which is unique to their neighbourhood, supports child development and is a natural gateway into community life.
A neighbourhood service network includes professionals working in universal services and volunteers. The network makes time to work together to support families and develop referral pathways between each other and into the targeted support system.
The Child and Family Plan provides service networks with an evidence base and flexible road map to:
The School-Centred Community Hubs Program assists neighbourhood service networks to achieve the Child and Family Plan’s objectives and develop collaborative working relationships. Hubs are run by local services and funded by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services,