3000 families receive help with home life
Worcestershire County Council's Early
Intervention Family Support (EIFS) team have reached a total of
3000 families this month that have all received individual,
personal help and support to improve their family life.
Parents often receive a lot of help and
support when they are pregnant and have young children, and it
should be recognised that help is still available when children
reach school age. Any family can require a bit of extra support and
an Early Intervention Family Support Worker (EIFSW) can help. There
are many different reasons why parents and carers might want some
help and support, the most common being children's behaviour at
home and relationship difficulties, followed by some help with
Neil Robinson, Early Intervention
Family Support Manager said: "To have reached 3000
families is a significant milestone, but more importantly the
support that has been provided has had a significant positive
effect on the families. The results families have achieved
combined with the positive feedback demonstrates that supporting
families at the earliest opportunity presents the best hope of
securing a successful outcome."
Over the past two and a half years EIFS have
worked hard to reach these 3000 families. In the last six months
85% of parents noticed an improvement in their child's behaviour at
home, 87% of families felt happier with their home life and 82% of
parents felt more confident in their parenting skills. 100% of
these families stated they would recommend EIFS to another family.
Parents have given feedback such as; "There is a stigma asking for
support but having now used EIFS I tell everyone how great it is",
and " My EIFSW has been fantastic. She has been very
supportive and has offered us lots of strategies to deal with my
son's behaviour. Whilst his behaviour continues to be
challenging, I feel much more able to cope with it in a positive
For more information about EIFS you can
contact 01905 728862, visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/eifs
or speak to your local school.
This page was last reviewed 8 May 2012 at 15:48.
The page is next due for review 4 November 2013.