Families Together Leeds
The Families Together Leeds service, commissioned by Leeds City Council, provides family, group and volunteer support to improve outcomes for all children and young people, but especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, across the city of Leeds. While support is offered to any family that needs extra help, the service helps families avoid reaching the stage where statutory/social work services need to become involved.
- Family Support assists families by allocating a Family Support Worker, who will work with the family to look at what is happening right now to cause concern and will help the family to work out what could happen if things don’t change. The worker will also talk about what triggers things, what are the challenges and vulnerabilities in the family, what positive strengths the family has and what keeps issues going. From talking this through, the Family Support Worker will help the family to develop an action plan, which will be reviewed regularly. Family support can be accessed via a referral from a partner agency into Leeds City Council’s allocations panels.
- Group Support helps parents and carers to explore the challenges they are experiencing in their parenting and allows them the space to think about what they might like to do differently in future. Groups are also a good opportunity for parents and carers to meet other families and learn from each other’s experiences. We work with partner agencies to co-ordinate group support, so groups are being delivered for parents and carers across Leeds where they are most needed.
- Volunteer Support provides support to families who are already working with our service or those families that need low-level support only. Volunteers provide information about local resources and offer practical support to access community services. Volunteers enable families to become more independent so that they can sustain their goals after involvement with our service has ended. Contact us for further information and an application form if you’re interested in becoming a volunteer.
For further information, contact us at Families Together Leeds on 0113 532 6587.
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