Intensive Family Support / Strengthening Families

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Isle of Wight Family Centre’s are commissioned to deliver Intensive Family Support.

Strengthening Families which is the Isle of Wight Council’s response to the National Troubled Families Programme now known as Supporting Families.

We can offer Intensive whole family support to families who are eligible for up to 9 months. Families must have an Early Help assessment or a whole family assessment such as a Child and Family assessment.

The service is an Early Help Service and as such we are unable to work with families who are open to social care however we can work with families as part of their step down from social care or they can access our parenting programmes.

We work in an outcome focused strengths-based way with the whole family to support them to make positive changes within their family.

To be eligible families must also have identified needs in two or more of the following areas;

  • School attendance concerns such as low attendance/exclusions
  • Crime or ASB – any member of the household
  • Child in Need of help – have an Early Help Assessment, parental conflict, parenting concerns
  • At Risk of financial exclusion – out of work, housing issues unmanaged debts
  • Affected by domestic abuse
  • Health concerns – such as mental health, possible neurological concerns such as ASC or ADHD

Once allocated a worker the family and the worker work together with the team around the family to improve outcomes identified within a whole family plan which is reviewed every 3 months.

Please see here for more information about the SF programme Support for Families - Service Details (iow.gov.uk)

Contact

West & Central Hub
East Newport Family Centre
Furrlongs
Newport
PO30 2AX

01983 529208

North East Wight Hub
Ryde Family Centre
George Street
Ryde
PO33 2JF

01983 617617

South Wight Hub
Sandown Family Centre
The Fairway
Sandown
PO36 9EQ

01983 408718

iowfamilycentres@barnardos.org.uk

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