Burnie Families is an open group that meets monthly at the Burnie Community House with around fifty percent of the participants being families from Burnie, and the other half are those who work with Burnie families in support services, health and education. The group is always welcoming new faces and children are able to come along with caregivers.
Each month we enjoy a free shared lunch and take time to build community connections. The group has identified a way of working together in behaviours, practice and common purpose. The group sits in a circle and always begins with an acknowledgment of country, to the pirinilaplu of pataway/ Burnie. Since it’s inception in October 2020, the Burnie Families group has provided feedback to the Tasmanian Child and Youth Wellbeing Framework as well as supported the establishment of a weekend Dad’s playgroup. The group is exploring a shared communication initiative for Burnie families to better access information about free activities, and services in the area as an identified need and several members were involved in a systems mapping exercise for the First 1000 days.
For more information about the current focus areas and opportunities for Burnie Families, please contact email@example.com