Useful links for Families
Family Assistance Offices have been set up in Medicare offices and Centrelink Customer Service Centres across the country, offering a range of payments to support families with their work and family responsibilities.
From 2 July 2018, there will be a new child care package. The package includes a new Child Care Subsidy, which replaces the current child care benefit and rebate. It will be paid dierctly to services, and will make child care more affordable for most families. This subsidy will take into consideration 3 things.
1. Combined Family Income
2. Activity level of parents
3. Type of child care service used
For more information head to https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/child-care-subsidy
Startingblocks.gov.au is a new, family friendly resource available to help new parents answer child care questions and better understand the benefits of early childhood education and care. It offers helpful tips for parents on early childhood development and what to look for to ensure their child gets a quality care and learning experience. Starting Blocks is brought to you by ACECQA.
As Australia's peak national non-government cancer control organisation, Cancer Council Australia advises the Australian Government and other bodies on practices and policies to help prevent, detect and treat cancer. Cancer Council Australia launched the national SunSmart Schools program in 1998. The program has grown rapidly and there are now more than 2500 SunSmart schools and 3500 SunSmart childcare centres across the country.
The Department of Human Services is responsible for the development of Australian Government service delivery policy and offers a range of social, health and other payments and services. Support is available through Medicare, Centrelink, the Child Support program, CRS Australia and Australian Hearing.
http://caboolturecommunitycare.org.au/ - Up to date information about your community.
http://www.caboolturenhc.com.au/ - Supporting families and individuals in the community.