Shepherds Bush Families Project and Children's Centre
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
31 March 2021
Annual funding level
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
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.
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