NSW Settlement Partnership

 

 The NSP partners include SSI’s 11 member Migrant Resource Centres and multicultural services and 10 organisations based around the state, including rural areas.

Settlement Support Program

The partnership will deliver settlement services across most of NSW, under the Department of Social Services’ Settlement Services Program (SSP).The SSP delivers core settlement support for humanitarian entrants and migrants in their first five years in Australia.

Consortium partners will provide support for eligible clients to promote economic and personal wellbeing, independence and community connectedness. These services can also facilitate pathways to learning English, education and employment readiness.

The NSP represents a unique and innovative settlement services delivery model and provides an opportunity for local and regional community-based organisations to work collaboratively to support successful settlement of new arrivals.

The NSW Settlement Partnership is supported by the Department of Social Services under the Families and Communities Programme (Settlement Services) .

For more information please visit dss.gov.au.

Visit the NSP website

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