Life Without Barriers

Intensive Family Engagement Service

IFES are specialised services that focus on improving family functioning and skills and is intensive in nature (up to 15 – 20 hours per week for approximately 12 – 16 weeks). IFES are able to provide after-hours service to support families at key stress times, The services are flexible, and tailored toward resolving the specific needs of the family.  Families will be involved in designing and reviewing the package, so they will have a clear, shared understanding of what issues need to be addressed, and how they will be supported to do so.

What the service can help with

Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs
Cultural support
Disability support
Education, including provision of education and programs addressing exclusion
Employment, transition, mentoring, training
Familial exclusion
Family supports
Family violence
Financial information and/or support
Housing and homelessness
Identity and gender related issues
Legal information and/or support
Mental health
Personal safety against all forms of abuse, neglect or exploitation
Problematic sexualised behaviours
Physical health
Reducing offending behaviours
Sexual and reproductive health
Social and emotional development
Social exclusion
Suicide or self-harming behaviour
Violent behaviour

How the service is delivered

Case Management
Coordination of Services
Cultural and/or Recreational Activities
Information, Advice and Education
Intake and Assessment
Support Services
Therapeutic Care

Services are available for

Parents and Carers

Age eligibility for children

0 - 24

To access the service, clients

Must live in Brighton; Clarence City; Derwent Valley; Glenorchy City; Hobart City; Huon Valley; Kingborough; Sorell; Southern Midlands; Tasman
Must not have a current care and protection order in place

Cost of service

At cost to referrer

Set fees apply

Is a referral required?

Child Safety Service

How do clients access the service?

Transportation can be provided
Home visits can be provided
Transport not required (eg. telephone service, online service)

Regions covered


Contact Details

175 Collins Street, Hobart Tasmania 7000

(03) 6232 8750

Focus Domains







Being loved and safe

Having material basics

Being healthy



Having a positive sense of culture and identity