Family support

Family support lead
Family support lead

Family support services

Our family support services have been developed to meet the needs of local families. These include:

  • Weekly community groups
  • The Nurturing Programme (an evidence based parenting programme)
  • Support from other professionals from the Centre
  • 1:1 Family Support

For more information have a look at our online calendar or if you are not sure what might suit your child ring the Centre on 0117 9030271.

1:1 Family Support

Our Family Support team can offer specific 1:1 family support and signposting. This service is confidential and we will not disclose any information without your agreement, unless we consider a child or adult is at risk of harm.

We work with many other agencies to offer a joined up approach and to give you and your family the best service. Some of our partner agencies include: North Bristol Advice, Home Start, Early Help, Health Visitors, Speech and Language Therapists.

As a parent or carer you can refer yourself for 1:1 support by contacting us at the Children’s Centre. You could also ask your midwife or health visitor to refer you to our service.

During 1:1 sessions we can offer advice and support around:

  • Child development
  • Managing children’s behaviour
  • Sleep/ routines
  • Financial support
  • Housing support
  • Getting back into work or training
  • Breastfeeding

What happens after a referral is made?

You will be allocated a family support worker to work with you. They will contact you to arrange a convenient time to meet you either at home or at the Children’s Centre. During this visit you will set some actions and agree a time scale for when the actions will be achieved.