Urban Partnership Group – Parents @ Masbro
UPG are awarded funding to deliver the Parents@Masbro Service.
The service will include the following:
- Deliver 8-week Triple P parenting programmes ensuring families have access to parenting support at an early stage of need.
- Deliver a parent learning and development event for parents who have a child with special educational needs and/or disability
- Undertake Arabic and Somali family outreach ensuring families will have access to positive parenting programmes in their native language and have access to education, training and health services.
- Deliver 4-week ‘About Boys Course’ targeting lone mothers.
- Deliver a wide range of one off 2-hour bite-size workshops on a range of topics and issues identified by parents themselves.
- Provide parents and professionals with one to one and group advice, guidance and mentoring on family and parenting issues together with sign-posting and referral to other appropriate support organisations.
- In conjunction with other UPG services such as the Masbro Children’s Centre and Masbro Youth Club deliver family fitness sessions, healthy eating workshops and shopping and cooking on a budget, including cultural cuisine and intergenerational events.
- Identify, train and support volunteer parenting craft practitioners to set up and run a sustainable network of community-based parenting support groups.
31 March 2021
Annual funding level
In the past year
Recruited 3 Parents@Masbro specific volunteers
Number of residents supported
Use of volunteers
The service’s 100 volunteers delivered 7800 hours of work. This is the equivalent to £84,630 if the London Living Wage is applied to the volunteering hours. This is across UPG’s three grant funded projects.
Outcomes being achieved
- Parents report an increase in confidence, knowledge and understanding in their parenting role
- Parents learn new parenting skills and strategies
- Parents feel more confident in managing their child's behaviour
- Parents are able to establish clear boundaries and routines for their child/ren
- Parents report improved parent child relationship
- Parents have a better understanding of child development and the needs of their child
- Parents report feel less stressed and an improvement in their home environment
- Parents report feeling more positive about the future and know where to access support services
- Parents can share skills and experiences with other parents
- Parents can make friends and develop a support network
- Parents report feeling less isolated
£430,000 for UPG – benefitting all three grant funded projects
- Revert to delivering programmes in community settings as soon as it is safe to do so and government advice permits
- Identify and train additional parenting craft practitioners
- Develop a social enterprise
- Grow our ‘Lunch and Learn’ event for trained facilitators and use is as a forum for networking and both personal and professional development
- Offer programmes which are tailored at parents who have experienced domestic abuse, those who have a child with a SEND and more targeted work with parents of teenagers specifically in relation to grooming, exploitation, peer pressure