SUPPORTED FAMILY GROUP HOME (SFGH)
SFGH is a program for children and young people aged 12 – 17 years who live with a carer who provides a nurturing home environment.
The SFGH supports the young person towards their identified life goals.
It provides a realistic setting allowing the needs of young people to be thoroughly assessed. The potential for a supported restoration with their family is always explored. Case managers provide intensive support to community carers, young people and their families. An on-call service for young people and carers is available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
SFGH is not a substitute family or institutional care.
We are always looking for Carers, if you are keen or know somebody who might be suitable click here: https://www.burdekin.org.au/become-carer/
Supported Independent Living (SIL)
Supported Independent Living (SIL) options are available for young people in out-of-home care.
The entry age is between 16 to 18 years old and the young people have the opportunity to stay up to their 20th birthday while working towards independent living.
A Case Manager is available to support the young people.
To find out more about our SIL programme please view our brochure here.
Interim Care Model
This is a new model which we will only be offering in the Inner West.
This model is a short term emergency accommodation option for children and young people between 9 to 15.
The objective is to find a longer term solution such as restoration to family, foster care or other appropriate housing options.
Overall The Burdekin Association’s aim is to build resilience and capacity in our young people to ensure they are equipped with the necessary tools to pursue their goals and to leave the organisation at a sustainable level of independence.
As we continue to grow from strength to strength, the importance of the work that we do in the community with young people becomes more evident. We are delighted to be entering our fifth decade with this new opportunity. We are immensely proud of our success, which is down to the commitment and hard work of our staff, the support we have received from the Northern Beaches community and our partners along the way - and of course the young people themselves.
We really look forward to connecting with the community including foremost the local young people, those working with and for them and the general public.
About the Department of Communities & Justice
The services are funded by the Department of Communities and Justice.
On 1 July 2019, the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) brought together the former departments of Family and Community Services (FACS) and Justice.
Out-of-home care information for children and young people in care and for their parents, including types of care, rights, case planning, restoration and leaving care can be found here: https://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/families/out-of-home-care.
For more information about the work of the Department visit: https://www.dcj.nsw.gov.au/