The Central Coast Community Council (CCCC) has been supporting community service organisations since 1993 as a regional organisation to disseminate information and co-ordinate area responses for service providers/groups on the Central Coast.
Woodport Retirement Village was the location where the Central Coast community, represented by community groups as well as Local, State and Federal government departments, decided that there was a need for a regional body and that it would be called the Central Coast Community Council.
On 21 December 1994 the CCCC became an incorporated body. The first funding received was $10,000 through NCOSS in May 1994 which allowed us to employ a worker for 10 hours per week to provide support to the working party
The New South Wales Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) and the CCCC are parties to an Agreement for Funding for Services – Program – Targeted Early Intervention. The program scope includes Education and Skills Training: Activities; Information/ Advice/ Referral and Community Sector Coordination.
Our Programs and Initiatives
During 2020-21 the Central Coast Community Council (CCCC) commenced the first year of the Targeted Early Intervention (TEI) Program funded by the Department of Communities and Justice.
The TEI Program is focused on providing early help and support to children, young people, families and communities within NSW who are experiencing, or at risk of vulnerability. The objective of the TEI program is to provide targeted services at the point where they can have the most impact, and deliver the best investment for communities and government.
The TEI Program has been extended to 30 June 2025.
The CCCC facilitates and is engaged with Interagency meetings and forums. The Youth, Birth to Five Years, Central Coast Young Parents and Family Interagencies are led and nurtured by the CCCC.
Interagencies are important sources of sharing information and developing professional networks. Collaboration within interagency meetings is “the process of agencies joining together for the purpose of interdependent problem solving that focuses on improving services to our local community …collaboration occurs when people from different organisations produce something through joint effort, resources and decision making, and share ownership of the final product or service.”
In 2021 the Thought Leaders Group (TLG) was initiated and convened by the CCCC. The Thoughts Leaders represent key local community sector organisations that promote, provide or carry out activities, facilities or projects for the benefit or welfare of the community or any members who have a particular need by reason of youth, age, infirmity or disablement, poverty or social or economic circumstances. The TLG meets regularly as a means of communication between community services, government & sector support organisations. Ways of collaboration & information sharing are discussed amongst member organisations, local issues are raised, and decisions are made on the best way of advocating for change on identified issues.
The Scope of the TLG includes:
- Consider recommendations brought forward by group members on funding collaborations and opportunities, media, marketing and communication strategies, programs, services, and events.
- Make recommendations and enlist community support on issues affecting our community.
- Decide on actions to be initiated from recommendations brought forward from working groups and committees.
- Empower the Group, as facilitated by the CCCC, to liaise with sector organisations, build a case for change, and present to funding bodies, politicians and the media.
- The group will collaborate and invest in its own initiatives.
The TLG’s community issues and needs agenda include:
- the accommodation crisis
- domestic and family violence
- mental health – targeted early intervention children birth to 25 years
We work to prevent inadequacy and inequity in the delivery of services to disadvantaged communities on the Central Coast.
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