General Parenting & Support Directory

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Healthy Lifestyle

The Healthy Lifestyles Team are now booking telephone and video call appointments to support people to make sustainable changes for a healthy lifestyle.

The Team provides a free and confidential structured service to motivate, encourage and support local people to make changes to improve their health and wellbeing.

The service consists of six 1-2-1 sessions over a 12-week period supporting the areas of:

·         Healthy eating

·         Weight management

·         Increasing physical activity and exercise

·         Emotional health and wellbeing

·         Lifestyle in pregnancy

·         Family lifestyle

Smoking cessation (from aged 12+)

Residents of Telford & Wrekin

Referrals can be made in the following ways:

For our online contact form visit: www.telford.gov.uk/healthylifestyles

Email: healthylifestyles@telford.gov.uk

 

Telephone: 01952 382582

£     FREE

Award in Child Development Level 1 & 2

The course is intended as a first step for people who are preparing to work with children, or towards a career in child development. The course is also valuable in helping parents support their own children to learn.

By successfully completing this course you will achieve a Level 1 Award in Child Development (OCNWM) and then have the opportunity to progress onto a Level 2 Award.

Adults must be aged 19 or over from 1st August 2020 and be a Telford & Wrekin resident.

Use the link http://www.learntelford.ac.uk/  to access this course

 

The course is currently delivered on-line but will return to face to face learning once permitted

£     FREE

Award in Supporting Childrens Learning Level 1

This online accredited course is intended as a first step for people who want to work with children.

It is also valuable in helping parents support their own children to learn literacy and numeracy and understand the methods used in school to support reading, writing and numbers. The course will help to prepare you when with working with children in a school as a teaching assistant, seeking work as a lunch-time supervisor or for those who plan to volunteer in a school.

Adults must be aged 19 or over from 1st August 2020 and be a Telford & Wrekin resident.

Use the link http://www.learntelford.ac.uk/  to access this course

 

The course is currently delivered on-line but will return to face to face learning once permitted

£    FREE

Stepping Stones

Parenting Support available in Telford and Wrekin for groups covering age groups:

• 0-12 years

• 13-16 years

Stepping Stones (for parents of children with a disability, development delay and conduct disorder)

These groups focus on strategies for increasing desirable behaviour, strategies for managing problem behaviour as well as improving the emotional wellbeing of parents and children.

Also available:

• Triple P tip sheets

• Triple P workshops (2 hours)

Each course consists of 8 x 2 1/2 hour sessions (6 classroom based and 2 telephone sessions). Please note attendance on all 8 sessions is essential. Sessions are Term Time only.

• Teen triple P online is a web-based parenting programme  that enables parents to work through modules to support parenting  Parents are able to set their own goals and modules support parent to:

  • Improved communication 

  • Positive relationships 

  • Agree on rules

  • Deal calmly with conflict 

  • Navigate emotional ups and downs 

For residents of Telford & Wrekin

Family Connect Email familyconnect@telford.gov.uk

£     FREE

Strengthening Families

Various services are offered:

  • Family Support—referral is through a multi agency assessment, Early Help Assessment

  • Domestic Abuse Programmes

    • Freedom Online or Group programme

    • Power to Change

    • Me, My Child and Domestic Abuse

    • Crush (for young people aged 13-18)

  • Incredible Years is a parenting programme for children aged 0-10 years

  • Playing Together is a 13 week group for families with children aged 0-5

  • Online Parenting course

For residents of Telford & Wrekin

Family Connect   www.telford.gov.uk/info/20223/family_connect     01952 385385   Parents can access universal services by calling Family Connect.

£     FREE

There is a criteria for support.

Sleep Pathway

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Toileting and Continence Pathway

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Telford & Wrekin Library Service: Reading Well

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