Family Support Worker

As a parent myself, I know that we can experience ripples and waves, struggles and stresses in life, whether it’s emotional, mental, physical or financial. We want you to know that you are not alone when you hit the big waves, that there is support we can offer here in school or via outside agencies and organisations.

As Family Support Worker, I am here to provide timely help when your family needs it, working with the Senior Leadership team, to provide information and guidance for parents and families during challenging times, in order to reduce and prevent your child’s barrier to learning.

Family Support includes:

  • Promoting good attendance and punctuality
  • Promoting self-esteem, confidence and positive mental health
  • Promoting positive behaviour
  • Providing one-to-one support with life changes and difficulties including Anger/Emotions, social media, bullying, bereavement, separation/divorce or health issues
  • Supporting with parental issues ie, Domestic Abuse, Housing, Finance, Health and Development concerns
  • Being the link between school and Early Help Services

You can contact me via email leah.vigon@low.mmat.co.uk between 8am-5pm or call the school office to leave a message.

Links and websites that may be useful:

  Whitchurch Food Bank or via email info@whitchurch.foodbank.org.uk

Shropshire Family Information service

 

 

Shropshire Strengthening Families

It aims to support families who might need extra help to be happy, healthy and safe.  This means services working together to provide families with the right support at the right time. Tel: 0345 678 9021

 BEAM

An emotional health and well-being drop-in service for young people under 25 years old who are registered with a GP in Shropshire, Telford or Wrekin.

Autism West Midlands

Think U know

Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. Thinkuknow offers advice about staying safe when you’re on a phone, tablet or computer.

Gingerbread

Provides information to help single parents support themselves and their family.

Home Start

Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times.

  • Children’s centre
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • local mental health services
  • doctors and dentists
  • housing and financial advice
  • or illness, addiction or disability support groups