From time to time, family life can be challenging and issues occur that can impact negatively on how families cope with day to day living. The Family Support Team works with families, building on their strengths to make changes for themselves and to prevent issues escalating.
The Family Support Team is made-up of skilled and experienced practitioners working in a variety of ways to suit the needs of each individual family.
The team work with families to resolve a range of issues;
- Budgeting and debt support
- Healthy living and diet
- Parenting strategies
- Confidence building
- Nursery/ school attendance
- Time organisation
- Benefits and housing
- Adult learning and employment
- Emotional health and well-being
- Domestic violence and abuse
- Support to access local groups and activities
A Family Support Worker will work with the family to identify their strengths and needs by undertaking an Early Help Assessment with the family. This may lead to an Early Help Plan involving a range of agencies. The Cluster team will make sure that the plan is co-ordinated so that communication is clear and the package of support is what the family wants and needs.
The Cluster accepts requests for support from schools, local agencies and parent/carers through self referrals.
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