Fleurieu Families

FOCUS ON FAMILIES

Update on the Family Strategy

The Family Strategy is an initiative of the Southern Fleurieu Councils, aiming to improve the well being of families and children by:

  • Making our community a better place for families
  • Achieving stronger links between families and their communities
  • Strengthening the effectiveness of services to families and children

It may come as a surprise to you that the issues which families raised as part of the Family Strategy Survey ranged from cleaner rivers and beaches to child friendly restaurants, from fenced and sheltered playgrounds to employment opportunities, from lack of fresh fruit and vegetable shops to street lighting and footpaths, from affordable housing both now and in the future to guess what - the need for a swimming pool. Initially it was a surprise for us too, but on reflection doesn't it make perfect sense that families are concerned with all aspects of living in a community and that, in turn, they all impact on the quality of family life?

We will be informing the community groups, businesses, service providers, government and council departments who have responsibility for the issues raised and inviting them to comment on their current involvement and their visions in addressing those issues. Over the coming weeks and months the Family Strategy Project will be reporting back to you. We will outline the issues raised, tell you who we referred them on to and let you know what they are already doing and what they are planning to do. We invite you to use this column as a public forum. Your comments are a welcome contribution to making our communities a better place for families.

For more information or comment phone Leann at the City of Victor Harbor on 8551 0542.


Fleurieu Families provides parenting information across the Southern Fleurieu Region e.g. courses, information packages.

Families First can assist parents in finding the services they need eg Counselling, children' services, legal services.

Families First can assist individuals or groups in creating new services. e.g. sole parent networks, grandparents raising grandchildren.

Fleurieu Families provides parenting information across the Southern Fleurieu Region e.g. courses, information packages. Fleurieu Families can assist parents in finding the services they need eg Counselling, children' services, legal services.Fleurieu Families can assist individuals or groups in creating new services. e.g. sole parent networks, grandparents raising grandchildren.Fleurieu Families offers parenting information in the form of support groups, courses and information packages on many aspects of parenting such as:

  • Parenting pre-schoolers
  • school age children or adolescents
  • Post natal adjustment and depression
  • Grandparents raising grandchildren
  • Money matters
  • Sole parenting
  • Changing Lives : Grief and Beyond
  • Living with a stepfamily
  • Children's Continence
  • Raising Boys
  • Living with the Effects of Domestic Violence….groups for women and for children

A regional funded project by the Department of Human Services, The City Of Victor Harbor the District Council of Yankalilla, and the Alexandrina Council.

Contact Families First Coordinator at the City of Victor Harbor Council Offices
PO Box 11, Victor Harbor SA 5211
Phone: (08) 8551 0542
Fax: (08) 8551 0501
Email:  lsymonds@victor.sa.gov.au

 
 
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