Family Support

A helping hand for families in Brixington

We provide support for people who have a child at Primary School or younger and live in the Brixington area of Exmouth.

It is a free service that offers support to adult members of the family who are struggling for whatever reason.

How we support clients

We understand that family life can affect you in many areas.

From the Initial referral, we will give an Interview to see if we are the right support service for you and once you have been accepted onto the service the Support Worker will meet you regularly either in your own home or a place you feel comfortable. We provide practical support to help you overcome your problems and reach your goals.

A personal support plan, put together by you and your Support Worker, will outline how you can achieve your goals. This is regularly monitored and reviewed and allows you to look back on what you have achieved and plan for the future. It can be changed to meet any new or different needs that you may have.

Our team can help you with:

  • Claiming benefits you may be entitled to
  • Managing bills and debts
  • Managing your health and wellbeing
  • Keeping you and your family safe
  • Developing independent living skills
  • Avoiding losing your home or support finding an alternative place to live
  • Dealing with other agencies
  • Building your confidence
  • Accessing education and employment
  • Equipping the home with basic essentials
  • Developing family and social relationships

During your time of support we aim to help you gain the confidence and skills to manage independently.

How to access our service:

We accept referrals from statutory and voluntary agencies including Brixington Community Church, Primary schools, Self-referrals, Friend or family members.

Ring Kay on: 07554 664 609

Email: familysupport@brixingtonchurch.org.uk

Our Family Support Worker has over 20 years’ experience supporting families.

Kay Atkinson says:

Most of my work is one to one floating support work. I normally have 4 families I work with weekly at a time, for between 4 months and a year. Two of us visit for the first meeting, the initial Interview.

I am so pleased that our local Church here at Brixington is now offering free this great service in the community and bringing hope and life to families.

A helping hand when needed.

The floating support work, uses Taylor made support plans unique to each client, these vary a lot. For example; working with clients helping with their emotional health and well-being, or accessing education and employment, developing independent living skills, finding an alternative place to live, moving and equipping their homes, resettlement, managing bills, forms, benefits and debts.

I also apply for Charity Grants, helping 10 families in 2017 with grants from other Trusts. Kay Atkinson is also the Exmouth and area Advocate for the national Charity Acts 435.