PLEASE SEE BELOW A LIST OF LINKS TO ONE-PAGE SUMMARIES OF CURRENT PROJECTS BEING LED BY LOGAN TOGETHER.
LOGAN TOGETHER ALSO SUPPORTS MANY PARTNER PROJECTS, INCLUDING:
First Five Forever – Logan’s Little Learners focusses on creating and supporting opportunities for children to develop a love of reading, for parents to learn skills to help develop their child’s early literacy and identifies opportunities for early intervention when developmental support is required.
An important part of the project is the First Five Forever program. First Five Forever is a Government funded community program delivered by Logan City Council’s Library Service aimed at supporting parents and carers in their roles as their children’s first and most important teachers. The program is thriving in Logan with a range of free sessions at Logan City Libraries and other community spaces, sparking a joy of learning in babies and children across the City.
Children Together – This group is focussed on creating a culture that protects and values the social and emotional wellbeing of children. Based on the Unicef Child Friendly Framework the project is working to ensure the rights of children are reflected in policies, laws, programs and budgets.
Early Years Neighbourhood Networks – Logan Together people are working at the local level in Early Years Neighbourhood Networks. These networks cluster several schools and their feeder early learning services into a community representing a logical geographic catchment. We’ve listed the schools in each Network below and will include details of the other participants as they become available.
Maternity hubs – Logan’s first three Community Maternity and Child Health Hubs were launched in April 2018, officially opened by Health Minister Steven Miles. This project has been close to the heart of many in the Logan community since the project group formed in 2015 and offers women a community-based space for them to receive continuous care throughout their pregnancy. This project has come together because of the unwavering belief, commitment and hard work of a wide range of partners (including local families) who feel passionately about the importance of this service. The team at Metro South Health and host partners ATSICHS, Access and Benevolent Society put their heart and soul into making the project happen.
SureSteps Family Coaching – Logan Together partners YFS and the Department of Housing and Public Works are trialing a “Family Coach” model through the new Sure Steps program. A Family Coach works holistically with all members of the household to understand aspirations and then work long term to help achieve those goals. Early evaluations show extremely positive results and the model has wide implications for service change.
Financial Literacy Action Group – The Logan Financial Literacy Action Group (FLAG) is a collective of community and government agencies who are interested in improving financial capacity and capabilities in Logan. The group focusses on issues identified in the Logan community, including the prevalence of high-cost credit options, problem gambling, debt traps and scams. The group collaborates to deliver education sessions to the Logan community, undertake research and connect to and promote financial wellbeing at local events.
Early Childhood Workforce Development – The development and retention of a skilled workforce that supports families and kids is an essential ingredient in ensuring long term improvements in child wellbeing in our city. The Child Development Workforce Plan has been designed to support the child-facing workforce to better support healthy child development and life trajectories. The project is focussing on boosting skills and knowledge within the local workforce, assessing skills availability and labour force churn, and identifying gaps in current training arrangements.
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