Govan H.E.L.P. understands that issues affecting the family at home can come with the child to school & nursery.
Worries and upset at difficulties in the home and community can lead to poor concentration, tiredness, and irritability, thus affecting the child’s learning. School attendance and timekeeping can also suffer.
It can also be difficult to link parents successfully into school/nursery life, education or employment if they are experiencing family, financial or emotional problems.
Govan H.E.L.P. offers a range of support to families to ensure that the family is coping to its best ability and the child is freed up to work towards her/his potential within school/nursery.
The Projects prides itself on its "open door" policy and excellent relationships with families, which are based on acceptance, understanding and trust.
Parents can drop by for support on any issue. The Project can offer direct support and/or signpost parents/carers to specialist resources within the area or city.
Govan HELP offers emotional support through the provision of counselling at our office via our volunteer counsellors trained in counselling skills, and by escorting parents/carers toexternal services. This helps parents/carers deal with their own experiences including childhood traumas or relationship issues.
The project can help advocate on behalf of parents and assist them in accessing services. This includes letters of support to housing associations, help in accessing benefits, training or employment and assistance completing forms. Help with forms is of particular benefit to parents with literacy issues or those whose first language is not English.
The project also offers support to asylum seeker and migrant families who require assistance integrating into Govan and Ibrox and coping with the challenges of a new country.
In addition the project supports homeless families who have been placed in temporary homeless accommodation and support is offered while they await permanent housing.
The project is aware that Christmas is an expensive and stressful time for families, especially those on low incomes. Therefore each year Govan H.E.L.P. supports families' Cash for Kids applications.
The project works in partnership with statutory organisations including social work, education, health, and psychological services as well as a large number of voluntary organisations. Staff liaise on a daily basis with other professionals and attend child protection, planning and review meetings to offer professional feedback and to support families in attendance. Staff also attend Children’s Hearings.
Promoting positive parenting is a major feature of Govan H.E.L.P. Govan H.E.L.P. staff are now trained to provide Triple P training and can deliver this individually and by co-facilitating groups. Watch our News and events pages for details of future PPP courses.
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