Waltham Forest Child Poverty pilot

Project to provide intensive personalised support to families to: increase parental employment and access to services; raise family income; build capacity of communities to tackle poverty; reduce intergenerational poverty by raising attainment and narrowing the gap.   Targeted families on low incomes with children aged 2-5 in areas of high deprivation and who were in receipt of 1 or more benefits; Multi-agency team including Family Support Advisor; Benefits Officer and Housing Officer; Intensive, flexible, holistic and personalised support from housing, family and benefits experts based on principles of the  Family Partnership Model: create partnership; facilitate change; responsive to specific circumstances and needs of the family; meetings conducted in client’s home; For families requiring intensive support, FSA worked with them over period of time to develop an action plan ‘owned’ by the families; Also delivered workshops e.g. around reading and play; boundary setting; being work ready; confidence and self esteem; Hardship fund available to overcome problems
                                                                  

Organization: 
London Borough of Waltham Forest
Address: 
Children and Young People Services Directorate, London Borough of Waltham Forest, Silver Birch House, Uplands Business Park, Blackhorse Lane, Walthamst-ow, London E17 5SD
Contact person: 
Ms Sade Alade, Early Intervention and Prevention Area Manager
Field of service: 
Partner: 
USH
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