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Award for Valuing Volunteer Management

Family Lives won the prestigious award for Valuing Volunteer Management in Hertfordshire twice. This award acknowledges good practice in volunteer management. The award is given based on nominations from our volunteers. We were up against a number of other volunteer organisations in Herts and are so proud of all our volunteers and would like to thank them for their nominations.

Supervision for Professionals

Family Lives provides supervision to a range of professionals from Children’s Centres, Schools and Parenting Providers.

The aims of the supervision session are to enable supervisees to reflect in depth on issues affecting practice in order to develop personally and professionally towards achieving, sustaining and creatively developing a high quality of practice.

Contact Kath Collins on 01707 247031 or kathc@familylives.org.uk for more information

London Borough of Ealing Family Lives Coaching Service

In partnership with Ealing’s Think Family Plus programme, Family Lives volunteer coaching, individual & group support to Ealing families with multiple and complex needs is working towards the 6 key objectives of the national Troubled Families programme :

1. Parents or children involved in crime or anti-social behaviour.

2. Children who have not been attending school regularly.

3. Children who need help: children of all ages, who need help, are identified as in need or are subject to a Child Protection Plan.

4. Adults out of work or at risk of financial exclusion or young people at risk of worklessness.

5. Families affected by domestic violence and abuse.

6. Parents or children with a range of health problems

Our Senior Family Support Coordinator is working with local lead professionals - healthcare, children’s centres, and schools, voluntary sector agencies - to increase access to and provide appropriate support for vulnerable families.

For more information please contact Aisha Bello on 07872 507 016 or email aishab@familylives.org.uk 

The Living Room supporting parents with drug & alcohol addiction

Family Lives works with clients who attend The Living Room supporting adults (18+) with substance addictions (alcohol and illicit and non-illicit drugs) and behavioural addictions (e.g. eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, self-harm, gambling, shoplifting, relationships, love and sex).  The project is now in its third year and is based at St Albans.

Herts Targeted Parenting Support

Online parenting groups starting in May, for Herts parents only, for parents of children with ADHD and for parents of Pre Teens/Teens showing challenging behaviour and where a Child in Need Plan/Families First Assessment or Care Plan in place.  Places are limited so please book early at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/family-lives-3737064609