Upper Ross Family Support Hub
All families need support at some time, such as during a bereavement; finding yourself in debt; not being able to manage your child’s behaviour; questioning your ability as a parent or worrying that your child may have additional needs.
The Upper Ross Family Support Hub provides a place you can go and be listened to and supported. You don’t have to feel alone, worrying which way to turn, we can offer you support.
Services provided by the Family Support Hub:
- Individual and family Support
- Connections and referral to specialist agencies
- Information relating to available services
- Information Resources
- Parenting and Crisis Support
Family Support staff assess the needs of families and work with them to match their needs with the best service to help. This can be a service provided by the Family Support Hub or a service provided by a specialist organisation.
The Family Support Hub focuses on activities and wrap around support services with a focus on vulnerable families with children 0 – 8 years.
The hub supports existing childcare services (and their respective staff and families) who are located in the Upper Ross.
We believe in helping families to develop the skills to help themselves through Parenting Education. Through the Hub and held at the Upper Ross Community Centre are:
- Various parenting programs.
- Life Skills Workshops and Information Sessions.
Self-help skills are fostered through mutual support and group activities:
Upper Ross Playgroup
Is a friendly environment where children 0 to 5 and their families can participate in a wide range of child focused crafts and outdoor play. At Playgroup parents and carers have the opportunity to develop relationships with other families in the region and enjoy the activities with their children. Family Support staff are present to support activities and encourage an enjoyable learning experience for parents, carers and children. Playgroup is held at the Upper Ross Community Centre every Thursday from 9.30 to 11.30am. Transport is available, please phone the Community Centre on 4774 0144 to book.
Upper Ross Kids Club
A free interactive program for children in Prep to Year 6. Children will enjoy participating in science experiments, educational activities and making ‘stuff’, such as Bottle Balloon Blow-up; Grass Heads; Homemade Bubble Solution; Mentos Geysers; Rain in a Bag; and more. Parents and carers can get involved or enjoy a cuppa while they wait. Kids Club is held at the Upper Ross Community Centre every Wednesday (during School Term) from 3pm to 4pm. Afternoon tea is provided. Booking is not required.
Upper Ross Arts & Craft
A free fun activity for children in Prep to Year 6. Children can come along and enjoy a fun afternoon making art and craft, such as themed cards and crafts for annual events including paper mache; creativity with empty cartons; painting; making no sew sock creatures; and more. Parents and carers can get involved or enjoy a cuppa while they wait. Arts & Craft is held at the Upper Ross Community Centre every Thursday (during School Term) from 3pm to 4pm. Afternoon tea is provided. Booking is not required.