ParentsNext is an Australian Government initiative to help parents become ready for work by the time their youngest child turns 6. CatholicCare is delivering this program in a variety of locations in the Illawarra, Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven areas.
Through ParentsNext, we will work with you to develop a plan to move towards employment and/or education.
We will help you take advantage of the support offered through ParentsNext including regular contact, referral to other specialist services and case management. Your case manager will contact you regularly and you can contact them at any time including by phone, SMS or email. We have onsite child friendly spaces to help you attend your appointments and activities with us. Your Participation Plan will be reviewed at least every six months to ensure that it continues to meet your needs. Your Participation Plan will set out what is expected of you throughout the program including activities to assist you reaching your goals. Through regular contact with your case manager you will be able to review your goals and update the activities in your Participation Plan.
CatholicCare will support you in achieving your goals by helping you:
CatholicCare operates the ParentsNext Project in Shellharbour, Wollongong, Dapto, Moss Vale, Nowra and Sanctuary Point.
We welcome volunteers to participate in the program that reside in the Shellharbour local government area. If you would like more information about the program or to register for the program please contact 4296 6041.
Click here to view our Service Delivery Plan.