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Support & Advice

Early Help for Families Pre and Post COVID-19


We recognise from a safeguarding and ‘Think Whole Family’ perspective the challenges faced within families during the Covid 19 period has exacerbated the challenges families face in bringing up children.


There are times when a family needs help and support, who as a result access primary care services which then puts on added pressure within the system. Early help means providing support as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child’s life, from pre-birth through to teenage years. Signposting and supporting families to services at an early stage can prevent escalation of need and the intervention of statutory Safeguarding interventions, as well as reducing the pressure on your own service.


Worcestershire Children’s First are offering to improve service provision by sharing links with the public and primary care practitioners to use the links and support families access the right service at the right time provision to support Early Help within the Primary Healthcare Trust, and prevent escalation of need.


(NOTE THAT CHILD PROTECTION REFERRALS AND CONCERNS HAVE NOT CHANGED)

Early Help

Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire

Visit the Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire website for more information 

www.ageukhw.org.uk
 

Reconnections Poster

Dementia

Please see link to a leaflet below on ‘Reducing your risk of dementia’

http://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/RRD-0515-0517-Risk-Reduction-Low-Res.pdf

This purpose of this leaflet is to raise public awareness of the links between healthy lifestyles and & dementia risk.

DAA - Activity leaflet

Mental Health

Worcestershire Adult Mental Health Services

www.hacw.nhs.uk/service-directory/adult-mental-health/

Who Can Help With Mental Health Resource Directory

Onside Working together

Working Together provides support to people who are off work or struggling to stay in work as a result of stress or other mental ill health. Click here to download the leaflet

Worcestershire School Health Nursing Service

Read the guide for parents and carers here

Sight Concern Worcestershire

Please download full information here

Support

Learning Disabilities - Worcestershire Health and Care NHS

Worcestershire Relate

West Mercia Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre

Your Life, Your Choice - Independent living in Worcestershire

Learning Disability Primary Care Liaison Nurse

Local Information and Services for Autism

Parents against child sexual exploitation

DIAL (Disability Information Advice Line) Guide to Services

PSA information Leaflet

PSA information Leaflet

Homeless Pathway

Homeless Pathway Poster

Worcestershire Domestic Abuse Information

Click here to download a domestic abuse information pack

For more information click here

 

Worcestershire Sexual Assault Referral Centre

For more information please visit our website http://www.theglade.org.uk

The new Worcestershire Care Services Directory

https://www.carechoices.co.uk/region/west-midlands/worcestershire/



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