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 (COVID19)

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 you with the appropriate information.

There are 29 family support hubs across Northern Ireland supporting families. If you would like a service to be included in the next edition of the newsletter please send details to: cypsp@hscni.net

More information on our family support hubs is available here

Family Support Hubs Newsletter – March 2020

This edition of the newsletter provides advice , resources and project updates as of 20th March 2020.

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.

Download Newsletter Here.

 

 

Southern Area Family Support Hubs Steering Group

The Southern Area Hubs Steering Group met in January and have begun to measure the outcomes from services they procure through their Outcomes Group funding using the outcomes star.
To date this has shown good outcomes for families including improved well-being and improved parenting skills and relationships.
There continue to be strong connections between these 3 Hubs and the range of Parenting Programmes delivered across the Southern Area.

The Craigavon /Banbridge Hub recently conducted a study of users perspectives and perceptions of the Hub . One parent commented “I was willing to take any help… Because my son has been through a phase… It’s always nice to speak to someone other than family and not have to make an appointment to go and see the GP. It’s nice that somebody’s coming out to your house… in your own environment and getting any issues that you might have out in the open.” Another said “There’s a lot of good programmes there that can help you… That’s the best way to get information from a co-ordinated place; they have all the information from different projects available and can co-ordinate that for you.”

View the Report Card Here