Funding fillip for parenting services in Mundaring


Minister for Community Services Paul Miles MLA with Stacey Trinidad of Stratton and her son Ryan (5) at Swan Children and Family Centre in Koongamia.
Minister for Community Services Paul Miles MLA with Stacey Trinidad of Stratton and her son Ryan (5) at Swan Children and Family Centre in Koongamia.

PARENTING services in Mundaring Shire are among six community providers in WA to receive a windfall.

Shire President David Lavell said a new State Government agreement guaranteed funding for five years and represented more than $2,394 for the Children’s Services Midvale hub.

He said for more than 30 years, Children’s Services across the Shire had increased family support through parenting programs and education opportunities.

“These services have been funded by a mix of fees and external funding from state and federal sources,” he said.

“Shire of Mundaring Children’s Services is considered a leader in the industry.”

Community Services Minister Paul Miles MLA said the State invested in parenting services to give parents access to assistance when they needed it most.

“Parenting isn’t easy and the new services will enable parents to manage the challenges of parenting, build knowledge, skills and confidence to understand their children’s development,” he said.

He met with Swan Children and Family Centre manager Lisa Joy, parents and children on Tuesday afternoon to learn more about parenting services.