Winner – Harvey Girls & Dads4Dads
Chosen as Staffordshire’s number one provider of Family Support for the last 5 years, Family Support Service Harvey Girls & Dads4Dads, work to empower vulnerable families within East Staffordshire, enabling them to reach their potential and achieve their aspirations in addition to improving their health wellbeing and safety. Supporting families for over 12 years they are the only organisation in the UK specialising in engaging and supporting young parents.
Over this period, the team of volunteers has contributed over 18,000 hours, which equates to a cost saving of over £187,000. Up to 15 volunteers support the charity at any one time and in turn, the charity supports and encourages the volunteers in considering their return to employment or engaging in education.
The aim of the support service is to provide early intervention, to empower vulnerable families with Children who are slow to reach development milestones and are not ready for school, poor bonding and attachment between a parent and their child, low parental aspirations and inconsistent parenting, parental relationship difficulties such as divorce, domestic violence or mental health issues, poor home routines or inadequate housing, families affected by low income or unemployment and involvement in youth crime, ASB or truancy.
They consistently work to promote a positive attitude to young parents and their families throughout East Staffordshire – it is their aim to continue to offer this highly valued support to those who need it for many more years to come.