Community Support

Living within a community should bring with it a range of options for additional local supports such as home help, child care and family support.  For many new families in isolated or newly developed communities these options may be limited.  A starting place is the local council or government of the municipality.  They may be able to provide directories or details of services, welfare organisations and activities that specifically support families with young children, for example child care, family day care, family support, children's activities and support/education programs for parents.

Community Health Centres, neighbourhood houses, women's health services and playgroups can provide vital support services.  It may require you to make an appointment or some may provide drop in facilities.

Less formal community supports can come from unexpected sources such as the local church community, school communities, service clubs and voluntary groups. Sometimes it may take asking for help for help to be available.

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