Family Support Hubs Newsletter – 3 July 2020

This week’s Family Support Hub Newsletter (which has now moved to fortnightly) is attached and available to download at http://www.cypsp.hscni.net/download/fs-hubs/COVID-19-Family-Support-Newsletter.pdf  

The focus on this occasion is on early years with links to all the Surestarts  and preparing children for school.

There are contacts for school uniforms , projects for young people and those with disabilities .

At present there are a lot of concerns around families` ability to cope financially so  I have included supports around financial advice.

Also in this edition you will find mental health advice including bereavement support as well as a lot of other helpful information.

Please remember there are links to further information within the flyers and a click will take you through to further details.

This week`s Good News Story features the tremendous work undertaken by the Family Support Hub in Lower North Belfast  co-ordinated by  Edith McManus.

It is great to see the private sector, in this instance,  Belfast Harbour making generous donations to the work with children and families.

 If you would like your Good News story to be included in further editions please let me know.

Also if there are particular issues you would us to include or you can provide feedback about the Newsletter we are always glad to hear from you.

Previous editions of the newsletter are available at  http://www.cypsp.hscni.net/family-support-hubs/  under Family Support Bi-monthly Newsletter section.

 

Family Support Hubs Newsletter – 17 June 2020

This week’s Family Support Hub Newsletter (which has now moved to fortnightly) is attached and available to download at http://www.cypsp.hscni.net/download/fs-hubs/COVID-19-Family-Support-Newsletter.pdf  

The focus this week is on support for carers following last week’s Carers Week and as this week is Loneliness Awareness Week , Men`s Health Week , Learning Disability Week and Alcohol Awareness Week you will also find a lot of information about  these issues.

Also included is parenting support , emotional health and well-being projects and as well as support for children with physical disabilities.

You will also find a wealth of other local information about a range of diverse subjects.

Please remember there are links to further information within the flyers and a click will take you through to even more information.

This week’s good news story features the Waterside Hub in Derry/ Londonderry co-ordinated by Anne McCloskey from Action for Children.

Anne has included information about the digital support she has been able to provide for families and also the views of  a parent and some of the schools she has had even more contact with during this period.

Also if there are particular issues you would us to include or you can provide feedback about the Newsletter we are always glad to hear from you.

Previous editions of the newsletter are available at  http://www.cypsp.hscni.net/family-support-hubs/  under Family Support Bi-monthly Newsletter section.

 

Family Support Hubs Newsletter – 3 June 2020

This week’s Family Support Hub Newsletter (which has now moved to fortnightly) is attached and available to download at http://www.cypsp.hscni.net/download/fs-hubs/COVID-19-Family-Support-Newsletter.pdf  

One of the particular concerns at the moment is around the safety and well-being of young people.  Therefore in  this edition the focus  is on the services and supports  available to them  across the region.

You will find links to  free on-line courses, job training  and  mental health support as well as services for young people with disabilities, young carers and  LGBTQ+.

Also other information  to help young people with substance misuse issues  and homelessness.

Included again are  local organisations dealing with a range of issues such as domestic abuse , welfare benefits advice and community support organisations.

The Good News stories section this week highlights the work of the Dry Arch Centre, which hosts the Family Support Hub for Dungiven, Limavady and surrounding area, and N.I. Alternatives who host the Hub in Inner East  Belfast . You will see as well as the usual work of connecting with families , understanding their needs and signposting them to local services they have also been involved in assisting their communities in a range of different ways during the pandemic. More examples of the creative ways Family Support Hubs and their host organisations are reaching out to families and communities.

Finally as part of Volunteer Week we want to recognise and add our thanks to  the role volunteers play in supporting and sustaining many of the organisations listed in all of our Newsletters and appreciate this is particularly  crucial at the present time .

Previous editions of the newsletter are available at  http://www.cypsp.hscni.net/family-support-hubs/  under Family Support Bi-monthly Newsletter section.

 

Family Support Hubs Newsletter – 13 May 2020

Attention all family support hub workers/co-ordinators our latest Family Support Hub newsletter is now available to download at http://www.cypsp.hscni.net/download/documents/COVID-19-Weekly-Family-Support-Newsletter.pdf  

This edition of the newsletter provides advice, resources and project updates as of 13 May 2020.  

This week I have included more contact information for rural areas including  transport as well as community based supports in various locations across the region.

As the lockdown continues I have collated information for services that support mental health issues and addictions advice.

There is information around parenting including co-parenting and family mediation as well as advice and support for foster carers.

A number of online training opportunities are also included for example, Safeguarding Awareness Training on entering people`s homes and online stress control classes.

There are also a range of details of other organisations such as those who support children and adults with disabilities and those  who have sent through details they wanted to share with you.

This week’s good news story features the work of the  Family Support Hubs in the South Eastern Trust led by Karen Otley and includes the range of individual work still available for children, young people and their families.

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The Family Support Hubs continue to be open for referrals during the current situation.

They will try to access Family Support agencies during this time but this will be subject to individual projects ability to respond.

 If you want to advise us of any changes to service provision  or have particular needs you want to source  during the  current situation please contact Helen.dunn@hscni.net and we will try to connect with the appropriate information.   There are 29 family support hubs across Northern Ireland supporting families.  www.cypsp.hscni.net/family-support-hubs/#ffs-tabbed-23

If you would like a service to be included in the next edition of the newsletter please send details to: cypsp@hscni.net