Uniting appreciates funding from Communities for Children to run programs in the Brighton Council area. Communities for Children funding has provided a family support worker role for several years. There’s a new position developed in collaboration with kutalayna collective and funded through Communities for Children.
Uniting recruited Len, an Aboriginal Family Support Worker for the district. With a focus on supporting families with children under the age of 12 years. Len is an Aboriginal man from the Southern Midlands and has a passion for encouraging positive health and well-being. A part of the role will to be develop a school holiday program that will be delivered in the district, engaging Aboriginal youth. Meanwhile, a Communities for Children grant has brought to life the Home Grown program coordinated by Family Support Worker, Val. Six families from the Brighton Council area have been busy getting their hands dirty to set up their own raised garden bed full of vegetables of their choosing. It’s timely with the cost of living steadily increasing. “It’s been brilliant getting outside with the families; they have so much knowledge to share and are excited to grow their own healthy food,” Val said.
The Communities for Children funding for Home Grown finishes at the end of June and Val hopes to work in this way again with families and/or wider the community.