In partnership with Staffordshire County Council, YMCA North Staffordshire offers a Family Support Service to children, young people and their parents that live within the district of Stafford. Families are provided with a tailored support package which will have been identified by a referrer (or via self-referral).

Your Family Support Worker will:

  • involve all family members
  • meet with you on a weekly basis
  • pull in support from other services (if required; school, health)
  • work with your child’s nursery/school
  • accompany and support you in meetings/appointments
  • carry out an Early Help Assessment and agree with you your support plan

Referral Based Family Support

Parenting Skills 

  • Routines
  • Emotional support and confidence building
  • Behaviour
  • Toilet training
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Play
  • Childcare

Worries and concerns

  • Parental Seperation
  • Bereavement
  • Getting back to work
  • Money worries
  • Housing
  • Finding a school

What to do / Where to go

  • Children’s Centre Activities (free pass available)
  • Things to do locally
  • BookStart programme*
  • Supporting your child’s development
  • Meeting new friends

Your Family Support Worker will visit you over a period of 12 weeks either in the comfort of your own home or at a venue that you prefer. You can ask your Family Support Worker to accompany you to appointments, assist you with completing applications for your child’s nursery or school place, or work.

*Please ask your Family Support Worker to enrol in the BookStart programme

YMCA are the contracted provider of the Bookstart Programme within Stafford. Please contact:

01785 283008 or or to register for the programme.

The Hub

17 Eastgate St, Stafford ST16 2LZ

We believe every family should have the support they need to develop and lead more fulfilling lives

Apply today

For further information and to apply for Family Support please contact:

01785 283008

Family Support | Private Referrals

Our Family Work Team will support you in your self-referral application.