Health and education
We operate a growing Family Work initiative with the aim of supporting families with complex needs and encouraging their engagement with statutory (including health and education) services. One recent success story has been the reintegration of a Traveller child with significant Special Educational Needs back into mainstream school.
Later this year, we intend to recruit a specialist teacher and a public health nurse in order to begin to expand our work further in the areas of health and education. We recognise that the trust we are developing with communities through our other projects gives us a real opportunity to do this effectively. We will seek to build a model of work that the communities themselves can have faith in and fully engage with. The need is in this area is illustrated by the following research: