Fo­cus is on ser­vice

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The Toko­roa Coun­cil of So­cial Ser­vices has been serv­ing the South Waikato for 28 years, fo­cus­ing on so­cial ser­vice de­vel­op­ment and pro­vi­sion. TCOSS seeks to make a strong con­tri­bu­tion to the well­be­ing of fam­i­lies in the dis­trict.

The com­mu­nity fo­cused team has three lines of ser­vice avail­able. 1) Com­mu­nity Sup­port TCOSS pro­vides in­for­ma­tion, ad­vo­cacy and ca­pac­ity build­ing ser­vices to the South Waikato’s com­mu­nity ser­vice agen­cies

The pur­pose: we in­tend to strengthen com­mu­nity ser­vice agen­cies in the South Waikato so bet­ter ser­vices can be pro­vided by them to their clients. Our sup­port ser­vices: Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment In­for­ma­tion- shar­ing news­let­ters

Ca­pac­ity-build­ing sem­i­nars/ work­shops and net­work­ing fo­rums Lob­by­ing and/or ad­vo­cacy Our clients: Other com­mu­nity agen­cies which serve the peo­ple of the South Waikato

TCOSS also pro­vides a range of ser­vices and ad­vice for mem­bers of the com­mu­nity in Toko­roa through its com­mu­nity cen­tre.

Com­mu­nity cen­tre ser­vices in­clude: Pho­to­copy­ing, word pro­cess­ing, re­sources (eg Help Book), ser­vice vouch­ers.

Staffing: Five staff are (3.75 FTE) in­volved in this com­mu­nity sup­port work.

2) Fam­ily Sup­port - the de­liv­ery of a range of con­tracted ser­vices to chil­dren, fam­i­lies and in­di­vid­u­als.

Ser­vices: So­cial Work­ers in Schools in Toko­roa and Man­gakino/Whaka­maru

Par­ents as First Teach­ers ( PAFT) through­out the South Waikato Dis­trict for 0-3 year olds

Home­builders Fam­ily Sup­port through­out the South Waikato and Man­gakino/Whaka­maru

Health in­for­ma­tion, sup­port and ad­vo­cacy through­out the South Waikato

Early Years Ser­vices Hub through­out the South Waikato and Man­gakino/Whaka­maru

An­te­na­tal sup­port and in­for­ma­tion in Toko­roa (from SWPIHC)

HIPPY ( Home­based In­ter­ac­tion Pro­gramme for Par­ents and Young­sters) for 3.5 – 5 year olds through­out the South Waikato.

The team also of­fer so­cial ser­vices sup­port.

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