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* Aberdeen Priority Families

Our Vision

Aberdeen Priority Families Service adopts a whole family approach to supporting and enabling families with multiple and complex needs to improve their life outcomes.

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* Bedlington CC

Our Vision

Location: Bedlington Children Centre Northumberland

Our service enables to ensure all children get the best possible start in life .

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* Chat and Play Norfolk

Our vision

Our vision is of a world where all children and young people have a sense of belonging, and are loved and valued.  A world where they can fulfil their potential, shape their destiny and experience the joy of life.

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* Grow by Action for Children

Our Vision

Based In Devon

At Grow, we care about parents and their growing family and know that parents are the most important part of their baby’s life. Our Grow classes can help to grow and nurture parent and baby or toddler’s well-being and the precious relationship between them in calm and relaxed environment. At Grow, our commitment to parents is:

· helping them to grow together from bump to baby and into toddlerhood and beyond

· supporting parent and baby to discover the world around you

· giving parents an insight into their baby or toddlers development, helping them to reach their milestones

· developing a baby or toddler’s interests, letting them discover the fascinating world around them where wonder leads to curious, imaginative babies and toddlers and happy confident parents

· helping parents to feel more confident as a new parent, their child is a unique individual who doesn’t come with a manual and we know that at times being a parent isn’t easy

· helping parents to recognise and understand their baby’s unique cues so they can give him/her what he/she needs

We care about parents and their family and want to make sure that their child gets the best start in life possible. We are here to provide a range of high quality classes designed to support the positive mental health and well-being during first few months and years of a child's life and their parent/s.

 

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* Side Step Intervention Service

Our Vision

Side Step Intervention Service provides support for young people aged between 12-18 In various areas of Glasgow, who are involved in offending behaviours and provide them opportunities to access training and employment.    Our aim is to reduce offending by providing a holistic approach to working with the young person and their families.     We work with partner organisations to move young people into positive destinations.

Are you looking for the opportunity to make a difference?   Would you like to support young people who have been involved or are at risk of being involved in the criminal Justice system, and help to make positive change in their lives?    Are you looking for a challenge?

Mentors commit to the programme for one year and spend two to four hours every week with the young person they have been matched with.    These weekly sessions are agreed by the mentor and young person and should consist of a fun and engaging “problem-free” time.

Activities could include anything from playing pool, visiting a museum, or anything else that inspires a young person either in their own community or in the wider Glasgow area.    Side Step provides a monthly budget to cover session expenses.

As a mentor, you will play a key role in helping the young person achieve personal goals, gain self-confidence, develop more positive relationships and overcome their difficulties.

You will receive comprehensive training to prepare you for success in your role and will be supported throughout your year by Side Step’s Volunteer Co-ordinator and members of the Side Step team.

 

 

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* Tafarn Newydd C&F Service

Our Vision

Tafarn Newydd Families Service provides a multi-agency family support service that promotes and enhances the development of disabled children aged between 0 and 19. We promote the child’s; linguistic, cultural, physical, social & life skills, emotional and cognitive development through assessment and individual one page profiles that address their specific and individual  needs. 

We are funded by Health, Education, Social Services and these funding streams are dependant on each other as they provide both the infrastructure and aspects of service delivery.

Our key objectives are:

  • To provide local support for disabled children & their families
  • Families are supported to develop necessary skills to care for their disabled children
  • Children are supported and developed to reach their maximum potential
  • Children are supported in their transition to school
  • Parents have access to relevant information to support their role
  • Parents and children are less isolated and support networks developed
  • Children and young people attending Saturday club are able to socialise with their friends which enables parents to have a short break

To reduce family stress thereby diminishing the incidence of crisis and family breakdown.

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