Strengthening Parent Support Program (SPSP)

Providing information, support and education to parents/carers in individual and group settings.

Introduction

The Strengthening Parent Support Program (SPSP) is a free service funded by the Victorian Government.  SPSP Coordinators provide information, support and education to parents/carers both individually and in group settings.  The SPSP coordinator assists parents and carers to connect with other families and the community.

SPSP Coordinators can:

  • Provide information and support via telephone, email, online or face to face
  • Assist you to navigate the maze of service and supports
  • Organise guest speakers and information sessions relating to parenting and disability
  • Provide support via disability parent peer groups
  • Provide informative updates through a variety of platforms
  • Will respect your privacy and confidentiality at all times
  • Provide community education to professionals, service providers, students and the general community regarding issues for families of children with a disability

What SPSP options are there?

SPSP is a state-wide program, for a Coordinator in your local area please contact https://www.acd.org.au/strengthening-parent-support-coordinators/

There is a variety of Peer Connect options with Inspired Carers, please check out our events page or please contact us Current Peer Groups Inspired Carers for times and locations:

  • Walk & Talk groups – Fresh air, gentle exercise , and good company and relaxed setting for these groups. 
  • Social Mixers group – attendees meet at different venues to enjoy a dinner or desert with other parents, these are relaxed fun options that allow for connection with others who are experiencing a similar parenting journey
  • Coffee & Chat groups / Chit Chat groups – an opportunity for parents/carers to come together, to share experiences and learn in a supportive environment
  • Book Club  – provides parents/carers an opportunity for self-care, peer support and social connection.
    Book Club your way - you can be a gung-ho intellectual BookCluber; you can be a didn't-have-time-so-just-watched-the-movie BookCluber. Or anything in between.
    Discussed over dinner on the last Friday evening of the month.
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Referral Form

Parents and Carers can self-refer by contacting a SPSP Coordinator.  Service providers please complete a referral form for any families you support who you believe would benefit from SPSP.

Want to join some of our events?

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Parents and Carers can self-refer by contacting a SPSP Coordinator.  Service providers please complete a referral form for any families you support who you believe would benefit from SPSP.

Shepparton, Moira, Strathbogie, Mitchell

Nicole O'Brien

Days available: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm
manager@inspiredcarers.org.au
03 5831 7157

Shepparton, Moira, Strathbogie, Mitchell

Murrindindi, Mansfield, Benalla

Liz Klein

Days available: Tuesday and Friday (during school terms)
coordinator@inspiredcarers.org.au
0497 483 319

Wangaratta, Wodonga, Alpine, Towong, Indigo

Katrina Redcliffe

Days available: Tuesday
katrina@leapcentre.com.au
02 6024 1809

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