Family Matters, Health Champions, Families Together
Family Action currently runs the following three projects in the Sandwell area.
Family Matters is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and The National Lottery Community Fund, who are co-investing in local projects tackling the root causes of worklessness, promoting social inclusion and driving local jobs and growth.
Family Matters is one of four projects within the Building Better Opportunities programme which runs across the Black Country and helps people from Walsall, Wolverhampton, Dudley and Sandwell move into or closer to employment by developing their skills and confidence.
Family Matters is managed by the Black Country Together CIC in partnership with 16 local organisations across the Black Country. Family Action will be delivering the following specific activities:
For more information about the Family Matters Programme, please contact Gurjinder Shergill on 07970 168 911 or Karina Tomlinson on 07970 168 908.
The Health Champions Project in Sandwell is a social prescribing project which trains volunteers as Health Champions to support families going through diagnosis of ADHD or ASD with their children.
As well as providing one-to-one support with a Health Champion, families can access group sessions and activities at a number of venues across Sandwell, for instance:
The programme aims to prevent Domestic Abuse and is designed to support those families where low level Domestic Abuse or coercive behaviour may be occurring in the home. It is also aimed at parents who want a better relationship with each other and their children, and families where there may have been a first incident of Domestic Abuse and want support.
The Families Together programme recognises that there are many difficulties families will experience which could lead to family conflict and develop into more severe problems if left unresolved. Families Together is a unique programme designed to support men, women and children to recognise and overcome Domestic Abuse, enabling families to develop their awareness, confidence and self-esteem and ultimately supporting families to feel safer and have the tools to improve their family relationship. The programme is delivered in three elements:
‘Any Man Can’ is a 12-week programme; each session is approximately 2 hours per week. The programme explores:
‘The Women’s Toolkit’ is a 10-week programme; each session is approximately 2 hours per week. The programme explores:
There will be a number of family-centred support sessions, tailored around the needs of each family and designed to bring the family together to experience fun and enjoyable activities and to develop lasting memories. Criteria include the following:
For more information or to make a referral please contact:
Sonia Randhawa, Senior Support Worker – Domestic Abuse
Tel: 07967316802; Email: Sonia.Randhawa2@family-action.org.uk
Julia Westmacott, Senior Support Worker – Domestic Abuse
Tel: 07967316715; Email: Julia.Westmacott@family-action.org.uk
Burnt Tree Children’s Centre, 20-25 Tividale Street, Tipton DY4 7SD
Burnt Tree Children’s Centre
20-25 Tividale Street
Tipton DY4 7SD