CONNECT FAMILY SUPPORT

 

Settling in a new country and to a different culture can produce ‘culture shock’, especially for young mothers who are attempting to navigate their pathway through pregnancy and the first years of bringing up their child.

 

Our Connect Family Support programme aims to aims to provide opportunities for BME mothers to both develop new friendships and informal support networks in which their voice is heard and their input will shape project delivery. The programme also provides a level of enjoyment, empowerment and the opportunity for positive interaction outside normal living environments thus building personal resilience.

 

Connect has been developed from needs identified by BME families and include; one to one support; group activities; information sessions and the introduction to appropriate support services that will improve social integration and develop personal resilience to cope with the challenges of maternal well-being.

 

The services consists of three project elements

Centre based activity  supported by Comic Relief

Community Navigator Service supported by Big Lottery

One to one support and community based family-centered activities

Supported by Southern Health & Social Services

NO English Classes or Parent & Toddler Group for the next 2 weeks.
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HETTY SMITH

Family Inclusion Officer


Phone:               07966783840


Email:               hetty.smith@cipni.com

VAIDA STOSKVTE

Lithuania Community Navigator

Phone:               07756496351


Email:               vaida.stoskvte@cipni.com

BEATA OSINSKA

CIP/OASIS Admin Assistant | Polish Community Navigator


Phone:                07802330609


Email:               beata.osinska@cipni.com

VERONICA DEMPSEY

Romanian Inclusion Officer


Phone:               07856879057


Email:                veronica.dempsey@cipni.com

STEPHEN SMITH

CEO

Phone:               0798 957 5458


Email:               stephen.smith@cipni.com

ABUZID ELBUZIDI

Arabic Community Navigator

Phone:               07802330592


Email:               abuzid.elbuzidi@cipni.com