Category Archives: Families First

Early Help Presentations

On 30th September, it was a great opportunity to have an Early Help overview for all partners, for each of the three areas of Early Help activity – Direct Work (directly supporting children, young people and families), Community Development (supporting existing organisations in the community in supporting people), Community Capacity (providing support to build up skill level in community)

It was enriching to meet people from different streams passionate about ‘lives not services’. We spoke to people working with youth, community housing, voluntary organisations, excited to work in partnership.

The idea of Early Help is preventing issues. It is a noble idea. We need to believe and extend hand to each other. If you have any questions, would like to be involved or aware of someone or some area that needs support, please write to us and together we can make a change!

 

Universal Credit and Early Help at SPF meeting

It was lovely to meet you on Fri 19th June. Alison McGregory, lead on Universal Credit explained how benefits come together under Universal Credit. We discussed criteria for Universal Credit, Benefit Cap. The main aim of Universal Credit is to encourage people to start earning. Support to success http://www.solihull.gov.uk/supporttosuccess has identified six key areas (http://www.solihull.gov.uk/Portals/0/Support_to_success.pdf) to support people in being successful. Have you seen the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0spOZzlhCGk&feature=youtu.be

Andy Giles, SMBC then shared how Early Help SPF Jun 2015is everyone’s business. Several consultations have taken place over the year http://socialsolihull.org.uk/earlyhelp/ Here comes our part by sharing our views. If we had an issue in our family – financial or realtionship or concerning our children, where will we turn for information and support? More questions can be found here Early Help Questions for Parents Some people go to family/friends, some search on-line, while its harder for lot of us to accept there is a concern. Speaking to someone, could be a step forward towards reducing stress in our lives. What information would you need and where would you like to find it? Share your views and be part of shaping Early Help in Solihull…

 

 

Welcome 2015

Happy New Year everyone! As we look back to 2014, we had some great experiences. Working with Early Help Board, pledging as Early Intervention Champion with Early Intervention Foundation, learning about services like Families First, participating in School Nurse consultation to name a few. But we are even more excited for what 2015 has in store for us. This year we aim to meet more parent groups in the borough, understanding people and spreading awareness and raising confidence for happy lives, to build up ‘Strong and Resilient’ community.

We need more parents/ carers from the borough, to take the work of spreading confidence in community further. This year we will try to reach people, those who are not on social media. Please get in touch with us, we will share what we do. Ask your questions and learn in the process. Then pass that learning, to your friend circle. This may eventually start reaching to people not on internet.

We look forward to working with more people this year. Have a great 2015!

Families First brings out happy lives

As the name suggests…Familes come first, lives come first, people come first. Thank you Ian. It was great to know about the intensive support provided to families in the borough by Families First multi-agency service. The team workers aim to improve communication, information and developing problem-solving skills among people. The team supports families in becoming independent and taking charge of their lives. What we see is happy families. Together we will look towards building communities…where everyone feels confident and cared for.

We are with you… by spreading awareness of the noble work and finding ways to build, strong and resilient communities. Do we have any ideas which can help our community?