The Kings Hedges Family Support Project

The Kings Hedges Family Support Project

Charity information

The Kings Hedges Family Support Project

We run three family support drop in sessions per week in North Cambridge. Our drop-in sessions aim to provide families who have babies and pre-school children a chance to socialise and to play together, with the support of trained and experienced Family and Play Workers. We provide a healthy lunch and opportunities for families to access support across a wide range of issues, if they require this.

Founded 2004

  • Mission statement

    Our charity’s vision is “Confident Parenting- Happier Children”.
    Our drop-in sessions aim to provide families who have babies and pre-school children a chance to socialise and to play together, with the support of trained and experienced Family and Play Workers. Family support workers can welcome and settle new families, provide information about the community and all that it can offer. They can work alongside parents, who may feel the need for extra support on everyday parenting issues, sleeping, feeding, feeling worn out, on child development, or on more complex financial concerns, housing advice, budgeting and the ups and downs of family relationships. Family Support Workers can also provide services such as letter writing, attendance at social care meetings, calling utility companies and working alongside parents in requesting more specialist help or assistance. Our project aims to ensure that we are both preventative (through guidance, support and advice) and reactive (in the case of families in crisis).
    We aim to reduce the social isolation that is often felt by new parents by making it easier to meet their neighbouring families in a comfortable and relaxed setting. We provide art, craft and play opportunities inside and outside, including creative, messy and imaginative play, soft play and construction activities. We provide an exercise class once a month within our sessions.

  • Aims

    The Kings Hedges Family Support Project aims to:

    • To educate families and the public in better standards of childcare, and in the importance of sound relations between parents and children for the maintenance and enrichment of family life
    • The relief of poverty and provision of recreational facilities or other leisure time occupation in the interests of social welfare with the object of improving the conditions of life
  • Overview

    Established: March 2004

    Registered Charity Number: 1107581

    Board members: 7

    Part time staff: 7

    Volunteers: 2

    Phone number: 07951955371

    Address: C/O Brown’s Field Youth and Community Centre 31a Green End Rd, Cambridge CB4 1RU

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