Family Life is an independent, community service organisation in Melbourne; enabling children, young people and families to thrive in caring communities.
Several organisations in the Bayside area of Melbourne and surrounds, including Family Life, have partnered to identify ways to provide better early years services to support children and families in a place-based model. Programs have so far been delivered on an ad hoc basis and focused on what is achievable and beneficial within current constraints rather than on what is optimal.
Family Life sought Nous’ support as part of our Community Partnership Scheme 2016 Round to work with the collaborating organisations to develop a program theory to understand how they expect change to happen in their context and how their programs contribute to the change they seek.
Nous facilitated two workshops with the collaborating organisations to focus on how they expect change to happen and on how their programs could contribute. We: