RIACs Strengthening Parents Support Program ( SPSP ) program assists parents and carers who have a child with a disability or developmental delay meet on a regular basis for mutual support, networking opportunities, information sharing and training. SPSP provides support to 15 Parent and Carer support groups throughout the Loddon Mallee Region.
This program which is administrated by RIAC is jointly funded by Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and The Department of Education and Training
The objective of the program is to promote advocacy, independence and the healthy development of families with children 0-18+ years through the provision of parenting support, information, advice, referral and resources to parents and carers, and also provide training and consultancy to professionals.
These groups attend to over 500 members all of whom receive at least one or multiple services from the SPSP program, including the provision of information including invitations to respite activities, education in such areas of accessing government payments and training sessions, one to one support over the phone, as well as informal referrals to other agencies.
The SPSP office is located in RIACs Bendigo Office:
31 Mackenzie Street
Bendigo Vic 3550
PO Box 2219
Bendigo Delivery Centre, Vic 3554
(03) 5442 7897
(03) 5443 5178
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