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Important Changes to Ngala Services

Posted on: Wed 1 February 2017

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Due to recent funding changes for parenting services in WA by the Department for Local Government and Communities, some current services will close and others will open.

Ngala will provide services from 1st April in the North West Metropolitan region and in the Midwest and Gascoyne region, but will no longer provide some services in the Perth Metropolitan Area.

We will work in partnership with Anglicare WA in bringing parenting services to other country regions.

Ngala will also collaborate with other funded service providers to ensure quality parenting services to WA families.

How it affects services

From 12th February 2017, a number of Ngala programs in the Perth Metropolitan area will unfortunately be closing.

Programs and services affected are Parenting Workshops, Parenting and Play Time groups and Parenting Consultations in:

    • NE Metro – currently provided at Ellenbrook and Noranda and Midland,
    • SW Metro – currently provided at Rockingham,
    • SE Metro – currently provided at Kensington and Belmont, and
    • NW Metro – Ngala will operate in NW Metro under a new funding agreement. Parenting services will commence on 1st April 2017 for families with children 0 to 18 years.

We sincerely apologise for any distress or inconvenience caused by these changes. We also thank families and communities in these regions for allowing us to support their parenting journeys.

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Service affected

Service affected Continuing Closing
Parenting Workshops Let’s Sleep (for families of children aged 6-12 months),
Solid Start (for families of children aged 4 to 7 months), and
Workshop for Dads (for families of children aged 0-5 years).
Other Parenting Workshops will no longer be scheduled after 12th February 2017.
Parenting and Play Time groups Parenting and Play Time groups at Merriwa and Calista will continue as usual.

No further Parenting and Play Time groups will be scheduled after 6th February 2017 in:

Rockingham,
Noranda,
Ellenbrook, and
Butler.

Early Parenting Groups Early Parenting Groups (including Young Parents’ Groups) for parents of babies aged 0-3 months will continue as usual.  
Parenting Consultations   Parenting Consultations at Kensington centre will no longer be available for families. Bookings are now closed.

Available throughout WA

The Ngala Parenting Line continues to welcome calls from WA families with children 0-18 years. Call 9368 9368 (or 1800 111 546 for country callers) for free parenting support.

This service is available 8am to 8pm, Monday to Sunday. Families can also contact the Ngala Parenting Line online.

New services coming

From April 2017, new parenting service providers have been funded to support WA regions:

Ngala will provide parenting services in the Midwest and Gascoyne; Anglicare WA will provide parenting services in Kimberley, Wheatbelt, Goldfields, Peel South West and Great Southern and EPIC will provide services to the Pilbara.

These providers will share details of services as soon as possible within their communities.

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