Families for Change

  1. Families for Change
  2. What does Families for Change offer? (You are here)
  3. Privacy notice
  4. Information sharing

What does Families for Change offer?

Families for Change get involved when families have a range problems that are making it hard to be happy and successful. This will includes families that are affected by several of the following:

  • Crime or anti-social behaviour
  • Domestic Violence and abuse
  • Children who need help
  • A range of health problems, including problems with drugs or alcohol, mental health or an unusual number of accidents
  • Children who have not been attending school on a regular basis
  • Parents without jobs or financial exclusion.

Someone from the Families for Change team will provide support by working to understand the problems a family is facing, and why. They will also ensure that the right local support is in place and that it is properly really well coordinated. They will make sure there is

  • A assessment of  need that considers the whole family
  • An assertive key worker who will work alongside the family for an extended time
  • A approach that brings together all the right support services and coordinates what they do, and
  • A plan to support the family to continue to be successful in the future.

A Families for Change worker will focus on supporting families to work in partnership with services to achieve change and be happy and successful in the future.

The Families for Change work is part of the Council’s Early Help and Family Engagement offer. The team work closely with colleagues and partners from a range of services.

The programme is funded through Central Government, and the Council has to prove that the work we are doing is having a positive impact on families. We are also required to share information with the Government. More details of how this works is available to view in the Families for Change Privacy Notice.

If you would like any further information about Families for Change, please contact us.

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