Our Key Services include
Our Drop In:
The weekly Drop In has always been our flagship service. We welcome all local people and parents regardless of the age of their children. The aim of the Drop In is to provide a warm and welcoming space where parents can access advice and support with a range of issues that impact on the important, and sometimes challenging, role of parenthood, meet other parents and offer and receive peer support. On average the Drop In has had: 10 – 15 visits per week, 500 visits per year, Over 2500 visits in the last 5 years.
We provide Parenting programmes for both groups and 1:1 support. Our skilled and experienced facilitators are trained in three of the UK’s leading, evidence based programmes:
- Triple P (Group & Teen)
- Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities
- Circle of security
We believe in community access to learning and have been running weekly community based English classes since January 2014. Lots of local people have attended our classes: over 50% of people have never studied formally before and over 75% have benefited from an Entry Level focus on skills. 90% of all attendees report improved:
- Confidence in Speaking & listening skills
- Basic use of grammar
- Feeling more part of the community
In addition to English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes, we run IT workshops for beginners
We provide advocacy in schools, with social services and housing. Key outcomes include: Education, Health & Care Plans in place, school attendance restored, children removed from ‘At Risk’ register & improved parenting skills.
We provide support with formal correspondence: letter writing and emails as a means of empowering local people who find bureaucracy an additional challenge, this is especially a much needed service for our ESOL parents (English Speakers of Other Languages).
NEW for 2020
Following feedback from our service users, this year we added more activities to our service. From our new community hub we have run the following activities:
- Introduction to Yoga
- Relaxation, Mindfulness and Meditation
- Sewing Workshops: Beginners, Repairs and Make your own…
- Monthly well being walks
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