Community Family Support Programme

Do you or a member of your family need support with finding employment or accessing education/training?

If you are aged 16-65 years old, unemployed or working less than 16 hours per week & not in education or training FREE personalised training & support is available via the Community Family Support Programme.

Click the flyer below for more details.

For more information contact your local office :
Mid Ulster: 028 8676 6078
Mid & East Antrim: 028 2568 9509
Antrim & Newtownabbey: 028 9447 7248

Alternatively email: cfsp@networkpersonnel.org.uk

 

 

 

Family Fund Information and Support days

Family Fund are hosting two information and support days in Newry and Coleraine on Wednesday 2 October (Newry) and Thursday 3 October (Coleraine)

Learn more about support services, grants and information available to you and your disabled child or young person. Come along and meet Family Fund and other charities in your area and get help with your Family Fund application form.

Click on the flyer below for more details.

Date: Wednesday 2 October 2019
Time: 11:00am-2:30pm
Location: Ballybot House, 28 Cornmarket, Newry, Co. Down BT35 8BG

 

Date: Thursday 3 October 2019
Time: 11:00am-2:30pm
Location: Causeway Coast Vineyard, 10 Hillmans Way,Coleraine BT52 2ED


 

Southern Area Family Support Hubs Celebration Event

The Family Support Hub hosts in the Southern Outcomes Group area, held a celebration event on 22 May, to recognise the support to 3262 families over the last 6 years in their area and also to thank all their partner organisations.

Afternoon tea was served at Ballydougan Pottery, Bleary, Craigavon and Olwen Lyner (CEO NIACRO) welcomed everyone to the event.  Donna Murphy from the SHSCT provided an overview of the success of the Hubs and the links to CYPSP, the Outcomes Group and Locality Planning stressing the importance of early intervention and family support.

Helen Dunn (Regional Co-ordinator Family Support Hubs, CYPSP) gave the regional perspective and congratulated all those present on the tremendous work they had undertaken and commended them on the significant difference they had made to the lives of  families and children in the Southern area.

Deirdre McLaughlin  from Connected for Life reminded everyone on the need for self -care. Jacinta Linden (CEO SPACE ) concluded the afternoon event with some encouraging quotes including ” Lovely venue, good company and very much appreciated by all present! Well done everyone!”

Belfast Family Support Hub

Belfast Family Support Hubs network held a celebration event on Friday 18th January to launch a new promotional video about Belfast Family Support Hubs, and to acknowledge the amazing work happening across the city to support families, children and young people.

 

Belfast family support hubs have provided early intervention locally and timely to over 5000 families in the last 2 years through collaborative partnership working driven by the Belfast Outcomes Group to improve outcomes in Belfast.

 

Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey was delighted to attend the event and recognised the support being provided by the Hubs supporting families and young people as a key focus for the Belfast Agenda.  Watch interview with Lord Mayor here.

 

Helen Dunn, Regional Hub Co-ordinator gave a special thank you, acknowledging all the hard work and commitment given by the co-ordinators and partners in delivering improved outcomes to families across Belfast.

The new video provides information on the type of support provided, how to refer and feedback from families and member organisations.  View the video below.

 

Home Start Volunteer Opportunity

Are you a parent or grandparent living in Northern Ireland?  Would you like to join other parents to help support families with young children?  With Home Start you can support local parents to give their children a happy and secure childhood whilst building skills and contributing within your own community.   Watch the Home Start video below for more information and contact details.