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Social Work

Family Works Central’s social work support is all about helping children and families to thrive, even in difficult times.

Family Works’ social workers are highly qualified and professional, and also friendly, approachable and non-judgemental. We’ll walk alongside you to help you and your family make positive changes using the strengths and resources you already have.

The main focus of Family Works’ social work is making sure that you and your family is getting the support and assistance you need. We can help you and your children work through complex problems and emotions, develop coping strategies, and adapt to the world around you.

Our social work support may include: 

  • assisting you to find the services you need, including advocating on your behalf
  • making sure you have access to the right support and resources, including accommodation, employment assistance and benefits
  • connecting, or reconnecting, you with community and family support networks
  • providing advice about your rights and opportunities
  • supporting you to develop skills and strategies to keep yourself and your children safe
  • supporting you to navigate through legal processes and coordinate services.

At Family Works we focus on partnering with you, and your family, to help you to use the strengths and resources you already have to find solutions to the issues you’re facing.

Interested in Family Works social work support?

Family Works Central offers social work support in Taranaki, Whanganui, Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. In many cases social work support can be subsidised or provided free of charge thanks to funding from government and the community.

Family Works Central also has social workers based in 13 schools around Wellington and Porirua as part of the Social Workers in Schools programme, where the service is provided free-of-charge thanks to funding from Oranga Tamariki.

If you think that you, your family or someone you know would benefit from Family Works social work services, please do no hesitate to contact us to find out how we could help.