Bankstown City’s first ever Children and Families Hub was officially opened today by the Mayor of Bankstown Clr Khal Asfour.
The Hub, located within the Bankstown Women’s Health Centre at 24 Jacobs Street, will provide residents with a free drop in information service every Thursday from 11.00am – 1.00pm and a variety of activities on Friday’s.“Council places the highest priority on meeting the needs of our community, and over the years we have developed a number of initiatives, programs, services and partnerships to help support our community," said the Mayor of Bankstown Clr Khal Asfour.
“The Hub will essentially act as a ‘one stop shop’ helping to ensure that nobody falls through the cracks, enabling local families to receive specialised advice and assistance in the form of a support plan tailored to their specific needs.
“ I want to thank all our partners who joined with us in bringing this much needed initiative to life, it will no doubt be of tremendous help to the many families in our community," Mayor Asfour said.
Free weekly activities will also be held on Fridays between the hours of 9am-2pm and will include children’s activities, courses, workshops, seminars and group sessions for parents, families, expectant parents, carers and children.
The hub will also provide an opportunity for parents to interact and educate themselves in areas such as positive parenting and early literacy.
“The Bankstown Children and Families Hub is an innovative collaboration of services and there is nothing of its kind anywhere else in Sydney, so I encourage our community to take advantage of this free great initiative,” Mayor Asfour concluded.
For further information on the Children and Families Hub contact Council’s Community Development Officer, Community Programs on 9707 9637 or visit www.bankstown.nsw.gov.au