Some families may be experiencing difficulties. Problems might include the abuse of drugs or alcohol, financial or housing difficulties, or simply the fact they have not experienced good parenting themselves.
What is a Family Support Worker
Family Support Workers can go into people’s homes to offer practical help and emotional support to families experiencing various problems.
Our role is very varied and can be tailored to your individual family needs.
Families can be referred by;
You are also able to walk into any Children’s Centre to see a family Support Worker and or self refer.
How can we help you?
Family Support Workers are based at your local Children’s Centre.
Children’s Centres are a one-stop shop for all children 0-5 years old and their families, where friendly staff are on hand to give help and advice. The Family Support Worker will run certain groups at the centre designed to support your parenting.
Your Family Support Worker could help with:
Why you might be referred
What will happen next?
The Family Support Worker will:
We have a duty of care to report any child protection concerns to the Children Centre manager.
We are working together with other local practices to offer patients access to more appointments in the early mornings, evenings and at weekends. To find out more about these services, please contact the practice.