Participating Project

Project information

Family Works

Support, equip and strengthen families - both as whole units and as individual family members.

September 2017 - August 2018

Charity information: Hoylake Chapel Fellowship Trust

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  • Need

    Need

    Families are increasingly impacted by stress and time pressures from outside the home, which often compound relational, educational and health needs of family members. Struggling families often find it difficult to access appropriate support, which can lead to conflict in the home, underachievement of children at school, health issues, self-esteem issues and unfortunately often family breakdown. As an organisation we seek to come alongside families and support them in their life experiences.

    Solution

    By providing tangible support for families, through home visits, provision of meals, involvement in local foodbank facility, parenting courses, marriage courses, a six week self-esteem course for children and young people, a weekly parent and toddler group, holiday clubs, community fun days, family day trips, and provision of regular groups for ages 0-14 years that provide fun activities alongside provision of valuable role models.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To support, equip and strengthen families, both as whole units and individual family members.

    Activities

    » Supporting - through home visits and provision of meals to families at difficult times, in addition to supporting the local food bank.
    » Equipping - through parenting courses, marriage courses and informal inter-generational mentoring of parents and carers through regular activities.
    » Empowering - through self-esteem courses for 8-13 year olds and informal mentoring in weekly parent and toddler group.
    » Provision - regular and semi-regular events for ages 0-15yrs, supporting faith and moral development through planned activities and role modelling.

    Families in contact with our organisation will hopefully have stronger relationships within the family units and as a result have happier homes and families.


  • Impact

    Impact

    - Numbers of couples attending marriage courses
    - Numbers of parents attending parenting courses
    - Questionnaires of those utilizing events and activities, to establish the impact and effect of them on the families accessing them.
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    Risk

    Risks of harm

    Safeguarding and other health and safety policies are in place to ensure that buildings are safe and used correctly, in addition to team members being trained to behave and respond appropriately to individuals of all ages in the range of locations they will be working in.

    Reporting

    Through email and social media updates, and regular printed newsletters.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £18,850

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      Amount Heading Description
      £9,600 Salary 0.4 of youth and children's worker salary
      £2,500 Volunteers Sundries, including refreshments, training and necessary equipment for 40 volunteers
      £4,500 Building Maintenance, cleaning and utility bills
      £1,500 Resources For events, activities and courses
      £750 Travel Travel to home visits and local schools to deliver courses
  • Background

    Location

    West Wirral, surburban area within reach of a range of socio-economic groupings. Less than half a mile from the organisation, there is a significant area of deprived housing and families on free school meals. Due to being located close to other more affluent areas, this estate is frequently overlooked and not viewed as priority for funding or provision.

    Demographics: Mix of young professionals, families and elderly

    Beneficiaries

    Primarily children, young people, parents

    Secondary impact: schools, local community

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The organisation has worked hard for almost twenty years to build connections and relationships with those in the local community. It is evident that the organisation is well trusted by the local community and has a reputation for good quality and reliable care, support and provision of activities.

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    People

    Jonny Brennan

    Youth and Children's Worker