Parent 2 Parent - THANK YOU BIG LOTTERY
This month we were told that we had been successful with an 'Awards for All' application we submitted for a Parent to Parent project.
We are now able to develop a new project to support care leaver parents, increasing their access to social networks, practical advice, emotional support, and existing local support services. The project will be co-developed with care leaver parents and delivered largely by well trained volunteers, providing bespoke support.
We have listened to care leaver parents over and they have told us it would help to have:
Support when becoming a brand new parent in the form of daily visits - replicating what those with support networks have in the form of family and friends visiting to provide emotional support and some practical assistance
Advocacy and emotional support to engage with statutory services
Support to engage with other local services and support for parents
We have piloted an approach called the 'Angels Team' which provided intensive support for 3 new mums in the form of a daily visit from a small team of known, trusted volunteers. All reported positive outcomes, and this has informed our 'Parent 2 Parent' project.
We cannot wait to get going! Thank you Big Lottery Fund.....