We are currently accepting referrals for families in rural areas (population under 10,000) who are feeling isolated. This Project is to support families to:
- Increase access to local groups/facilities, expanded support and social networks
- Increase awareness of and confidence to access (or know how to access) other useful services
- Increase sense of competence and enjoyment in parenting
- Improve child’s social and physical development through increased access to ‘out of home’ opportunities to engage and socialise with their peers and other adults.
We have spaces for 1:1 home visiting for typically between three to six months support.
We are currently accepting referrals for families based in Fenland who need support to:
- Improve child’s behaviour – build resilience and coping strategies, bonding with parent, enjoy play, social interaction with peers and other adults.
- Reduce isolation through volunteer support to enable access to social activities and health appointments.
- Improve child’s health and wellbeing to include healthy eating and exercise, self-awareness.
We have spaces for 1:1 home visiting for typically between three to six months support. We can also take families into our Wisbech group. Families are encouraged to develop independence and move on from the group so support is up to a maximum of three terms if required.
Big Hopes Big Future (South Cambridgeshire)
An exciting project set up to help families get ready for children starting nursery or school. We are able to provide enriching toys, books, crafts and other materials to help parents and children with a range of issues. This is targeted support covering anything from bedtime routines, eating and drinking unaided and using the toilet to coping with separation and accessing local services such as libraries and playgroups. Support typically lasts three to six months.
The group aims to help mums who are isolated and / or vulnerable to come together once a week during term time to build strong relationships, get advice and access services. The group:
- Offer activities and creative events for children
- Helps children socialise with peers
- Allows children to learn how to share (toys, snacks etc)
- Facilitates children and mothers singing and / or exercising together
The group is based in Chesterton but is for families across all 14 wards of Cambridge City. Families are encouraged to develop independence and move on from the group so support is up to a maximum of three terms if required.
Our Family Connections Trumpington Group (for residents of Trumpington, Queen Edith’s and Cherry Hinton) supports socially isolated and/or on low income families. The group offers peer support for parents, signposting and support in accessing groups and services, a programme of advice sessions and drop ins and well as offering children an invaluable opportunity to socialise through arts, crafts, toys and books. Parents will be encouraged to take part in the activities with their children.
Core Provision (Home Visiting)
For families that don’t fit into the other projects we offer 1:1 home visiting to support families that will benefit from early intervention. We work with families who are isolated, who are recovering from domestic abuse, have mental health issues, who experience multiple births, have a disabled child or are finding coping difficult for any reason and need some extra time limited help to form relationships with their child, to build resilience and to develop skills as well as to access services and other forms of support.