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Sir John Middlemore Charitable Trust Middlemore Family Centre

Sir John Middlemore Charitable Trust  Middlemore Family Centre

Charity information

Sir John Middlemore Charitable Trust Middlemore Family Centre

The overall aim of Middlemore Family Centre is to support hard to reach and vulnerable families to enable them to function more effectively. These are families who have acute problems and without support run a high risk of the children either being removed or having extremely poor life chances. We work with referred families but go beyond the remit of a statutory referral to provide an extensive package of support to ensure that the family functioning is greatly improved.

We are based in Bartley Green but cover the south region of Birmingham.

The centre activities include:
Individual parenting support and evidence-based parenting programmes in a group setting.
Short-term individual and group support for children identified as having behavioural or emotional difficulties arising from issues such as bereavement, parental conflict, abuse, self-esteem etc.
A counselling service for adults.
A women’s support group to raise self-esteem and confidence and to establish a social network to combat isolation.
A survivor’s group for women who have been victims of childhood sexual abuse to enable them to share their feelings and experiences in a safe and therapeutic environment.

As a charity we were formerly known as Middlemore Homes which was registered in 1962. The name changed to Sir John Middlemore Charitable Trust which was registered in 2004 and the Family Centre have been committed to supporting families in Birmingham since 1988.