Shepherds Bush Families Project and Children's Centre

Service description

Shepherds Bush Families Project

Services that support families living in insecure housing, including housing that is temporary, overcrowded, in a state of despair or otherwise unsuitable. Offer a range of services for families, children and young people. Those funded by LBHF 3SIF:

  • After School Club and holiday provision for children and young people
  • Systemic Family Therapy
  • Parent and infant drop-in group

Funded until

31 March 2021           

Annual funding level

£35,000

In the past year

During lockdown, work not funded by 3SIF included:

  • Distribution of food, clothing and other essential items for families
  • 1:1 Counselling – remotely or face to face
  • Advice and advocacy  - remotely and face to face
  • Parent and child day time and evening drop-in
  • Groups and classes for parents to support their return to work or moving into vocational higher paid work
  • Volunteer support for young people, parents and others

Number of residents supported

158

Use of volunteers

The service’s 32 volunteers delivered 56 hours of work each. This is the equivalent to £19,443 if the London Living Wage is applied to the volunteering hours.

Outcomes being achieved

  • 98% of family members report better relationships
  • 95% of C&YP report they are better able to complete homework and coursework and feel more confident at school/college
  • 60% report that they have been supported to undertake online learning during Covid -19
  • 90%  of Parents report that they feel more confident & able to support children with homework tasks and their children are more willing to complete homework/coursework
  • 97% of under 5’s have reached  their expected milestones, whilst 100% of children with additional needs and those failing to meet their expected milestones will be monitored and supported to progress.
  • 95% C&YP report they are eating healthier as a result of the after school club and the healthy food parcels we have been sending out during the Covid-19 crisis
  • 95% of Parents report that their children are eating healthier.
  • 100% C&YP report that they have a better understanding of nutritional value of food and how it supports their physical and emotional wellbeing.
  • 95% C&YP report that they feel more confident taking part in sports and physical activities outside of the project and have a better understanding of how their bodies work.
  • 98% of Babies are established and continue on the trajectory of healthy growth and development and 100% those falling behind have been supported to progress
  • 100% of parents report a better understanding of children nutritional  and health needs
  • 95% of C&YP with additional needs and their parents feel they are supported and benefit from the after school club
  • 100% of C&YP with any additional needs will have been identified whilst attending the after school club and through talking to parents
  • 100% of parents with children that have additional needs report that they feel their child has had improved opportunities to participate in a choice and range of activities
  • 100% of parents with infants that have additional needs report that they feel improved opportunities and choice have been available
  • 90% C&YP report that they feel safer  whilst 86% of C&P will state that they are aware of how to deal with unsafe situations that may arise
  • 95% C&YP report that they feel more able to interact positively with their peers and able to reject negative behaviours and situations
  • 80%  of families report effective communication and ability to resolve disputes calmly and know how to access our Systemic Family Therapy
  • 98% of parents report that they feel they can keep their children safe and that their children are healthy able to succeed and that the needs of their children are being met
  • 95% of children (with appropriate language)  report feeling safe and healthy and able to succeed
  • Observations and monitoring of families where there are children with complex needs have shown that 95% of children are safe, healthy and their needs are being met in a way that supports them to succeed.

Funding raised

£460,000

Future plans

Continue running the following activities

  • After school club
  • School holiday provision
  • Systemic Family Therapy – face to face or remotely
  • Parent and infant drop-in sessions

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