Funding for community hubs that support vulnerable families
Migrant families in the Salisbury, Port Adelaide-Enfield and Playford areas will get help with language skills and building contacts in their community thanks to a $240,000 State Government commitment to Community Hubs Australia over the next three years.
Operating under the National Community Hubs program, the funding will specifically support families from new and emerging migrant communities to settle and integrate in their local area.
The funding has contributed to the opening of two new locations – Elizabeth Vale Primary School and Pinnacle College (Elizabeth East campus) – to coincide with Term 1 of the 2021 school year. It recognises the important role community hubs play in supporting some of South Australia’s most vulnerable families.
In 2020, South Australian community hubs supported over 765 families, delivering more than 21,000 sessions, including training, social and volunteering opportunities to adults and children. This included:
- a helping hand with learning English
- building connections with schools
- engaging isolated mothers in the community
- connecting parents with services.
These essential services operate in areas with high levels of cultural diversity, early childhood vulnerability or socio-economic disadvantage.
In South Australia, there are now ten hubs across northern and western metropolitan Adelaide, based in the Playford, Salisbury and Port Adelaide Enfield local government areas.Page last updated : 28 Jan 2021