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Project information

Family 2011

Bring together all the families we support with their volunteers for a fun day out promoting play and enjoying a positive time as a family within a wider group.

July 2011 - September 2011

Charity information: Home Link Family Support

Home Link Family Support logo
  • Need


    Families under pressure can find it difficult to play together and find time to build positive memories which will strengthen relationships. In some cases families are not skilled in playing with the children, so this can be enhanced by being part of a larger group where skills can be shared


    By allowing everyone to relax, enjoy, spend time as a family and learn to develop play. This allows the family to be taken away from their environment, on neutral ground and just take a break together.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Promotion of Family time


    » Spend time together sharing a new experience

    What success will look like

    Success will be where families have enjoyed the time spent together and there has been lots of laughter

    Aim 2

    Promote play through arts and crafts


    » Liase with a ceramics experts to promote working together and alonside others

    What success will look like

    Success will be the finished ceramics being available to take home and be proud of creating them as a family

  • Impact


    The long term benefits of promoting family time and play will result in families being stronger, more resilient and better able to cope. These changes are measured through our Befriending Evaluation


    Risks include finding a suitable location and environment, engaging with families, ensuring transport is available and appropriate.
    Having run previous Family Days, there is a detailed risk assessment completed for each occasion, dependent on the actula day out.


    A report will be provided about the family day, including evaluation from families, photographs and quotations

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £2,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £350 Family Day Transport/travel expenses
      £250 Family Day Catering
      £450 Family Day Hire of venue and expertise
      £500 Family Day Staff costs
      £200 Family Day Publicity/Evaluation
      £250 Family Day Insurance/miscellaneaous
  • Background


    City of Edinburgh and Midlothian, Scotland


    The families we support are from areas of multiple deprivation

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are already involved with the families, providing volunteer befrienders, so the kow and Trust Home Link Family Support

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Paula Swanston

    Homelink Family Support Manager: Overall responsibility for organising, facilitating and evaluating the Family Day

    Julie Bolos

    Volunteer Manager, ensuring engaragemnt of volunteers to support their families, organising publicity and communicating with families