The Andrews Labor Government’s $2 million support for the Go Goldfields program is making a positive impact in the local community.
Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford met participants in Maryborough today to hear first-hand how the program is helping some of the most vulnerable in the Central Goldfields Shire.
Go Goldfields is an alliance of agencies working together to deliver community-driven approaches to improve the health, education and social outcomes for children, youth and families in the Central Goldfields Shire.
It uses a collective impact approach to improve social outcomes in the areas of children and families, language and literacy, youth, work readiness and family violence.
Achievements from the Go Goldfields Next Steps project include:
- Strong community engagement in the prevention of family violence
- Positive connections between schools and vulnerable families
- Improved community understanding of the importance of developing literacy from birth
- Improved collaboration between service providers for literacy
- Embedded language and literacy in early years programming and education
- Reported increases in parental confidence and skills.
Go Goldfields addresses complex issues faced by vulnerable children, young people and families in an area of concentrated disadvantage.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford
“We’re proud to support Go Goldfields address complex issues faced by vulnerable children, young people and families in Central Goldfields Shire.”
“Speaking with Go Goldfields participants, I am pleased to hear of the positive impact the program initiatives have had on their lives.”
Quote attributable to Acting Minister for Families and Children Jenny Jill Hennessy
“Go Goldfields has been integral in building community capacity, strategic relationships and a better community.”