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“Supporting the whole family”

 

The Team

  •  Lynsey Blears - Company Director
  • Debi Walker - Company Director

  • Nicole Blears - Family Support Worker

  • Cindy Dickinson - Family Support Worker

  • Jodie Nuttall - Family Support Worker

  • Social Work Students and Volunteers

“We passionately empower families and professionals to make informed choices. Built on our innovative and personable approach we aim to make life changing differences.”

 

Post Diagnostic Service ADHD and ASD

Referrals are received from Healthy Young Minds for families to access  our Post Diagnostic Service. We work with families who have children/young people diagnosed with Autism or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. We offer a 5-week course that will inform, empower and support families who have received a recent diagnosis. Person centred, 1-1 work is carried out with the families that attend the course to ensure that the whole family understand their young persons diagnosis and work together going forward.

1-1 Support for Social Care Families

Referrals are received from Bury Council's Social Care Teams. We offer 1-1 support to families who have been referred in. This includes emotional support, upskilling and empowering parents, signposting and support for families in navigating their way through any difficulties they may be having. We can support with various strategies within the home environment.  We support and empower families to complete DLA/PIP and charity forms etc. We can also, if necessary, signpost families to various services in Bury. Families are offered our seminars free of charge (please see the upcoming events page).

Parent Carer Seminars

Our Parent Carer Seminars offer support, guidance and information that help to empower and upskill families for their futures. They are an opportunity to meet other parents who are in the same position. Many parents have said that it is one of the most powerful parts of the seminars, realising you are not alone and the only one struggling.  

(please see the upcoming events page). We try to arrange the seminars mornings, afternoons and evenings so that everybody is able to attend.

Referrals from School Nursing Team

We receive referrals from the School Nursing Teams in Bury. Families are referred into our service for individual 1-1 support. We aim to empower families so they can manage any issues they are currently facing. We work closely with the relevant school so behaviours are worked on across all settings promoting consistency.

Local Transformation Plan - Parental Support

We receive referrals from Healthy Young Minds in Bury in relation to supporting parent’s emotional health and wellbeing. We offer 1-1 support to parents supporting them with the day to day challenges they may be facing. We inform and empower parents and help them develop their own natural support and support network. We can also signpost families to various statutory or voluntary/third sector organisations to ensure they are getting the correct support.

Bespoke Training

First Point Family Support Services offer bespoke training packages to a wide variety of people and organisations including; schools, parents/carers, children and young people, local authorities, health care professionals, private establishments, voluntary and third sector organisations.  

 

  • Person Centred Planning (including Graphic Facilitating)

  • Tactics for Home Parenting Sessions

  • Safeguarding (Children)

  • Safeguarding (Adults)

  • Skill Building Courses

  • Disability Awareness

  • Understanding Autism

  • Understanding ADHD

If you would like to discuss any of the above, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we can devise personalised courses for your intended audience. Please contact us on 0161-641-4585 or via email - admin@firstpointsupport.org.uk

 

What We Offer:

First Point Family Support - Upcoming Events

If you would like to book onto a seminar contact us on 0161 641 4585
or via email - admin@firstpointsupport.org.uk
Please ensure you book on as places are limited.

 
 

Upcoming Events 2019

for PARENTS ONLY

Please email or telephone us to confirm your attendance.

 

Venue for all Events: 19 Blackburn Street Radcliffe, Manchester M26 1NN

 

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SEN Support in School

Facilitator:  Keelie Rigby

Date:  Tuesday 26th November 2019: 10am - 12pm

 

Objectives

  • To have understanding of Part 3 of the Children and Families Act

  • To have an awareness of the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Code of Practice 2015

  • To have the tools to make an informed decisions with regards to your child/young person with special educational needs/disability

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Understanding EHC Plans

Facilitator:  Keelie Rigby

Date:  Tuesday 3rd December 2019: 10am - 2pm

 

Objectives

  • To have a understanding of what is a EHC Plan

  • EHC timeline

  • To have greater understand what should be in each Section of the EHC plan

  • Exceptions to the process

  • EHC caselaw

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Managing Anxiety

Facilitator:  Sergio Sposato

Date:  Friday 10th January 2020: 9.30am - 11.30pm

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Sensory Processing

Facilitator:  Katy Yates

Date:  Thursday 23rd January 2020: 1pm - 3pm

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Managing Anxiety

Facilitator:  Sergio Sposato

Date:  Friday 13th March 2020: 12pm - 2pm

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Helping Your Child To Understand Puberty

Facilitator:  Kim Kelly from Barnardo's Bury

Date:  Wednesday 22nd April 2020: 10am - 12pm

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Please find our address and contact details below
Thank You

19 Blackburn Street, Radcliffe, Manchester, M26 1NN

0161-641-4585