The aim of the national Supporting Families programme is to help families with multiple and complex problems to build resilience and thrive, preventing problems from escalating.
Supporting Families is about working together with the whole family, not just individuals, and giving the right support at the right time.
The programme looks at 10 key areas:
- Getting a good education
- Good early years development
- Improved mental and physical health
- Promoting recovery and reducing harm from substance use
- Improved family relationships
- Children safe from abuse and exploitation
- Crime prevention and tackling crime
- Safe from domestic abuse
- Secure housing
- Financial stability
Warrington’s Supporting Families programme sits within our Families & Wellbeing service.
Each family will have as assessment to identify their needs, an action plan that includes all relevant family members and a lead practitioner, who will be the point of contact for the family and co-ordinate the support from a range of agencies. We do not case hold and offer direct support, but we monitor the positive outcomes for families and report back to central government.