Family support is part of the Early Help service and is based in Salford's four locality teams. Family support is delivered by Early Help Practitioners (previously known as Family Support Workers).
Family support is available through referral by an agency such as a school, GP, health visitor, or any other support service. You can also self-refer by ringing the Bridge Partnership on 0161 603 4500. Its aim is to support families to make changes to their lives so they and their children live happier and more fulfilling lives. Early Help aims to prevent difficulties from escalating to a level where a social worker is required, and helps families to prioritise the changes they want to make. Early Help Practitioners can provide support around:
Early Help Practitioners work with other agencies such as schools, health visitors, GPs, education welfare, and other more specialist services such as those for drug and alcohol difficulties, mental health, and domestic abuse; they also refer families to these services when necessary. Most children and young people will have an early help assessment (EHA) as part of the referral to make sure the support being provided is as helpful as possible.
For further information contact your locality team.
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This page was last updated on 3 September 2019