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The Journey of Change

A Family Support Worker’s role is not an easy task. It is not until the end of the support that we and the families realise how far they have come in the time that intensive support has been offered. Case Studies are a great way of showing the full journey of where they were to…

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Volunteers healing power of helping hands

In late 2018 The Daily Mail highlighted the Helpforce campaign and ‘the healing power of helping hands’ that referred to the value of volunteers supporting NHS services. In Somerset the NHS Trust has benefitted from that power for many years, especially within their twelve community hospitals.  Across these hospitals there are currently 155 registered and…

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Parents of Young People with SEND events

On two Monday evenings in November 2018, two members of the CSW Group Plymouth team –Sherri Bushen and Katie Cable facilitated an event for a group of parents of students with EHC Plans in the city.  The events were held at City College Plymouth and the Plymouth Creative School of Arts. The purpose of the…

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Young Mums Returning to Education

#Focus5 has funding available to support young mums aged 15-18 with the cost of childcare, whilst they take small steps back into education, employment or training. The UK has the highest teenage birth rate in Western Europe, five times that of the Netherlands, double that of France and more than twice that of Germany. Those who…

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Practical Study Support

Our practical study support for students with a mental health condition, autism-spectrum disorder or specific learning difficulty is expanding into new areas. We have recently conducted a very successful recruitment exercise to bring some excellent new Mentors into our Specialist Support Team. This team of Mentors work with students who face barriers to achieving their…

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Volunteering to change lives in Hampshire

We are looking for volunteers to support families in Hampshire. Could this be you? Our Positive Living Volunteers support families in Hampshire who are experiencing challenging or difficult things in their lives to achieve goals together and move forwards from those difficult times as a stronger family unit. Volunteers work both alongside Family Support Workers…

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Skills Support for the Unemployed

  Adam had been unemployed for almost a year when he first came to Brockenhurst College to take part in the CSCS course having been referred by his Work Coach at the local Job Centre.  Adam had a varied work history and was always keen and willing to work but because of a health condition,…

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