CSF AR2018 Annual Report - Final-2018 - Page 28

Working Together Community Development Community Support Frankston believes that networking, engaging in feedback, knowledge and resource sharing are essential for the provision of efficient and effective services. Staff have been involved in the following areas: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 28 Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) Community Information & Support Victoria (CISVIC) Emergency Relief Victoria Frankston Emergency Relief Providers (FERP) Network Frankston Homelessness Network Frankston Hospital Mental Health Ward - community speaker (Ward 2 West) Frankston Food Access Network (FFAN) Frankston Magistrates’ Court Users Group Impact Volunteering Insitute of Community Directors Australia Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee (MEMP) Municipal Emergency Recovery Planning Committee Peninsula Health Alcohol and Other Drug Consumer Advisory Group Peninsula Primary Care Partnership Rooming House Working Groups South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN) Victorian Council of Social Services (VCOSS) Volunteering Victoria Westernport Regional Association of Community Information Centres (WRACIC) It takes a community Frankston City Council In 1968, with foresight and initiative, Frankston City Council (FCC) recognised the ability of its community to provide a professional support and information service mainly staffed and managed by volunteers. The organisation became a benchmark for agencies of its type which utilise the services of volunteers. Community Support Frankston enjoys a crucial partnership with FCC and acknowledges council’s valuable contribution to the community by the provision of the full-time Manager and Operations Coordinator staffing positions. FCC also provides the office building and covers essential maintenance and utility costs. Bolton Clarke Previously known as the Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS), Bolton Clarke facilitates a co-located Homeless Persons Program (HPP). The Frankston HPP nurse, Kathy Rodis, has been providing services to CSF since July 2016. The Bolton Clarke HPP aims to provide holistic primary healthcare to people experiencing homelessness and to improve their access to general community services. Through the co-location of Kathy has also come the monthly optometry and mental health legal service outreach programs which further enhance CSF’s range of services. Good Shepherd Youth and Family Services Good Shepherd Youth and Family Services provides free and confidential financial counselling services. These have been co-located at the agency since 2002, extending to a second office space dedicated to one-on-one financial counselling support and services.