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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?
Lot of children are enjoying reading in Solihull by participating in Summer Reading Challenge 2014 across local Solihull Libraries. Theme this year is ‘ Mythical Maze’. All of us can find our nearest library at http://www.solihull.gov.uk/libraries This is a great scheme which has encouraged reading in children over the years. However to make the effort of Solihull libraries worthwhile, we need to keep encouraging our children to completer their challenges by reading 6 books over the summers. On completion children are awarded certificate and medal at library or in their school assemblies.
It was a great opportunity for us to be at Shirley Volunteering Fair celebrating the Volunteers’ Week 1-7 June. It was supported by SUSTAIN. It felt good to meet actual people behind the names we often hear and read about. It was a pleasure to discuss what volunteers can do and add smiles in people’s lives. Thank you Barnardo’s, ReCOM, Family Care Trust, SoLO, Health Exchange, Samaritans, Marie Curie and several other organisations present. We found if there is a desire to support the community there are volunteering jobs from child care, clinic, listening to people, health, IT, adding value to all lives including disabilities, elderly.
In addition volunteering also develops confidence amongst us and keeps us fit as we meet different people. We treasure these organisations in Solihull and would be happy to share awareness among people about them at all times.
Solihull Council is asking for feedback on proposed changes to the borough’s Children’s Centre services. From April 2015, the national budget for Children’s Centres will reduce. Despite this, the Council still wants to provide the best possible service which is why changes are being proposed.
People can read more about the proposals and fill in an online survey at: www.solihull.gov.uk/childrenscentres until Sunday 6 July. The feedback received will inform how the Council continues to provide ‘early childhood services’ for young children and their families.