Greater than 300 households have been supported throughout lockdown by Barnado’s household centres.
Taking providers on-line, over Whatsapp and Zoom, Barnado’s intensive household help staff have continued to help households in want all through the coronavirus pandemic and say they’re nonetheless there to assist.
341 households supported
Important providers are additionally nonetheless being delivered at their Household Centres in Newport, Ryde and Sandown — having helped 341 households, with youngsters aged between 0-19, supporting them at dwelling and within the centres.
The Household Centres are manned by administration groups and oldsters can contact them to request data or talk about issues linked to their youngsters and household life.
Pre-arranged midwifery and health-visitor appointment are additionally nonetheless happening on the Centres.
On-line parenting programs
Parenting programs have moved on-line so mother and father can entry both one-to-one help or be given different data, steerage and educating on all points of parenting.
Claire Steen, youngsters’s providers supervisor, mentioned:
“We’re happy our Barnardo’s Household Centres are nonetheless open for enterprise and are capable of ship varied providers to help households throughout the Island, whether or not in individual or through digital platforms.
“Which means throughout these troublesome instances we are able to proceed to offer invaluable help to those that want us most.”
For additional data, you may view their Fb web page (Isle of Wight Household Centres), name 01983 529 208 / 617 617 or e mail [email protected]
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