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Supporting Leicestershire Families

Supporting Leicestershire Families (SLF), is an partnership initiative working with both county and district councils, the police, NHS and other agencies working together to improve support for the most vulnerable families across the county.

Supporting Leicestershire Families aims to join up work across agencies to support families in need in the most effective way.

SLF provides intensive family support to help improve outcomes, particularly families who have a range of needs that impact on them including:

•   Poor health and or mental health concerns

•   Anti-social behaviour or criminal activity

•   Unemployment or housing difficulties

•   Education difficulties including children at risk of exclusion

•   Domestic abuseAt the heart of the service is a team of intensive Family and Youth Support Workers.

Family Support Workers:

• Provide intensive, practical ‘hands-’support to families.

• Consider what’s happening for the family as a whole to focus on most relevant and appropriate support for families to function.

• Coordinate the delivery of ‘team around the family’ services.

They may offer targeted Parent groups or sessions to support for example with practical parenting and dealing with difficult circumstances.

Youth Workers

Our intensive support youth workers work with 11-19 year olds. They offer 1:1 support as well as providing the young people opportunities to improve their outcomes through encouragement and inviting them to specialist youth groups supporting Young Carers and those with Special Educational Needs or disabilities, where they can feel safe to share and learn from others with the same experience.

Requesting Support

All referrals to SLF are directed through Early Help First Response Children’s Duty team on 0116 305 0005 Or for more information about SLF call: 0116 305 0030

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Blaby, Charnwood, Harborough, Hinckley and Bosworth, Melton, North West Leicestershire, Oadby and Wigston
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