What does an Family Support Worker do?
Family Support Workers provide support, advice and information around a range of issues, including:
- Finding local groups for you and your child to attend
- Positive parenting
- Childhood development
- Emotional support
- Financial difficulties/worries/ benefits support
- Returning to education, employment or training
- Advice on healthy living
- Accessing food vouchers
- Accessing childcare and Early Years Entitlement
How do I arrange to meet my Family Support Worker?
Parents and carers can refer themselves for family support by:
- Contacting the Family Centre by phone or coming in to talk to us
- Attending one of our groups/activities
- Talking to your Health Visitor or Pre-school Leader
What will happen next?
- We will arrange the first meeting either in your home, the Family Centre or a place that suits you. At this meeting, you will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns and together we will identify how best we can support you.
- We aim for our one to one work with you to be short-term (generally around 6- 12 visits) however ongoing support is available through the Family Centre groups and activities.
- If we feel that you require more specific support we are able to offer signposting and refer to other agencies e.g. Relate, Portage, HomeStart etc