CRANHILL PARISH CHURCH
Our family worker, Eileen Usher, meets families through nursery and school contact, and provides 1-1 support, parents & toddler group & play opportunities, and occasional workshops as identified by parents/carers. She can be contacted at
My role as part-time family worker is varied and interesting with the main focus on supporting families to have a more positive life as individuals, as a family and as part of the community. I do this through different groups : cooking, arts and crafts. play and one to one advice sessions. I work in partnership with the schools, nurseries, Cranhill Development Trust and other agencies who can all refer families into the services. I facilitate "bite-size sessions" for parents on routines, bedtime reading, behaviour strategies or whatever issue the parent has identified. I consult with the families on their needs and what they would like and we write an action plan. Family Matters has been successful with funding for holiday playschemes and outings, taking the families to different places and experiencing different modes of transport much of which they could not afford to go to by themselves and giving them positive lasting memories.