Our Family Our Future Project


 

The Our Family Our Future project is a partnership between the Children and Young People’s Service, Think Family Team and the organisations below as part of the More Money in My Pocket Initiative.  

Fun Filled Activities for Children and Families.

Our Family Our Future project aims to work with families to improve their overall household income, address inequalities and work with local schools to identify families who may benefit from early help intervention prior, during and after school holidays. All children and their families who schools feel may benefit from this project can be referred.

During the school holidays Our Family Our Future project in partnership with those listed below provides children and families with the opportunity to access fun fill activities. All sessions will provide a meal for the children with an opportunity for the family to have access to early help support, above and beyond the fun filled activities. Support around mental health and wellbeing, confidence building, COVID 19, financial/debt management, progress into work etc.

Any family that you feel may benefit can be referred however the families eligible for income based free school meals will be given priority places.

Each of the partners below will provide ongoing school holiday activities and are able to support families for at least the next 12 months and beyond. Make contact now for children and families to access activities over the autumn term. As a school you can also contact the providers to build your working relationship and explore what you might be able to offer together. 

To book onto one of the projects below please fill out the Our Family Our Future booking form and email to the appropriate provider.

 

Home Start, District wide

 Home-Start is a national charity with schemes in hundreds of local communities.We recruit and train volunteers to help families with at least one child under eleven. Our volunteers, who know about being a parent, support other parents by visiting them in their own homes for a couple of hours each week. We also run special family groups and hold social events for families.

 

Autumn Offer

Home-Start provides a service which is district wide and is open to parents of children up to the age of 11 years.   

  • Will work with parents, with low level needs (Level 1& 2 on Continuum of need), offering early intervention to overcome physical and emotional barriers to: accessing services, reducing social isolation, loneliness and social inactivity.  
  • Offer families opportunities for cooking together on a budget, to enhance skills and assist with budgeting. 
  • Inform, support and signpost children eligible for FSM to activities, services and resources, which lessen the impact of poverty on the family.  
  • Offer activities for families and children, and work with other partners to offer free or low cost, activities and opportunities. 
  • The core service will also train parents who wish to become peer support volunteers for other families in the district.  

This leads to an individual learning plan which can enhance a CV and demonstrate employability.  

Please take a look on their website here  or find them on Facebook 

To refer a family please fill out the Our Family Our Future booking form and email it to Hazel@Homestartwakefield.org.uk

 

 

Frickley Athletic Community Foundation, South Elmsall

Frickley Athletic Community Foundation (FACF) was established 1st May 2018 with the aim of bringing the SESKU community more together with various activities.

FACF are also interested in working with schools to deliver after school provision in the local area. Please contact Jan directly on the email below for further discussions.

Autumn Offer

FACF are offering one day at camp, free of charge, to any eligible child age 5 to 12 years.  The multi-sport camp is open 9.00am-4.00pm each day at the Frickley Athletic Football Club, South Elmsall.  All food and drinks are included.  Anyone wanting to book additional days may do so at a discounted price of £10 per day including food and drinks. 

''The summer camp as enabled me to have some much needed me time, which until this I have never had, due to having a very little support network with the boys and their needs.''

''It has given him the chance to improve his social interaction and mix with others who live in the area and as made some friendships whilst attending''  (Summer 2020, parent feedback)

For further information take a look at this terms flyer  and the website

Please complete and return the Frickley booking form or the Our Family Our Future booking form to Jan@frickleyathletic.co.uk.  

Frickley Athletic Community foundation, Sika Everbuild Stadium, Westfield Lane, South Elmsall, WF9 2EQ. Tel:07834 239461

 

The Old Quarry Adventure Playground, Knottingley

The Old Quarry Adventure Playground has been supporting local children for over 40 years.  The Addy was originally known as the Warwick Adventure Playground and was set up in 1972. At this time, many miners moved to the area and their children would venture down to the quarry to play. The playground was set up to provide local children with a safe space to explore and play

Autumn Offer

FREE Adventure play sessions, Run Riot (a session for children with additional needs) and Youth group sessions all including a FREE meal. Sessions from 26th till 30th of October.

**Take a look at the fun in action during the Summer 2020 holidays**

For more information check out the website or the Old Quarry Facebook page

To refer children to the project please fill out the Our Family Our Future booking form and email to hcorbettoqap@outlook.com

The Old Quarry Adventure Playground, Sycamore Avenue, Knottingley, West Yorkshire, WF11 0PJ  Tel; 01977 670953

 

Wakefield Trinity Community Trust, Eastmoor and Flanshaw

At Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation we aim to use the power of sport to motivate, educate and inspire people in our local communities to improve their life chances.

WTCT are also interested in working with schools across the district. Please contact James directly on the email below for further discussions.

Autumn Offer

Free places available at the Eastmoor holiday camp for eligible children aged 5 to 11 years.  FREE lunch included.

(Please note Denhale camp has been postponed)

To refer children to the project please fill out the Our Family Our Future booking form and email to james.stephenson@wakefieldtrinity.com   

 

Rycroft Leisure, Havercroft & Ryhill Sports & Youth Centre

Find out more about Ryhill and Havercroft Youth Centre on their Facebook page

 

Autumn Offer

The following sessions will be offered free of charge;

Monday 26th October 1-3pm: Sports on the field

Wednesday 28th October 2-4pm: Halloween roller disco (CANCELLED, due to Covid restrictions)

Thursday 29th 11-2pm October:  Family session Halloween Trail/crafts (outside)

Refreshments provided

To refer children to the project please fill out the Our Family Our Future booking form and email to youth@rycroftleisure.com  

Havercroft & Ryhill Sports & Youth centre, Off Mulberry Avenue, Wakefield, WF4 2BB 

 

Elite Kids Coaching and The Young People's Empowerment Project, Airedale

Our Mission is to work with communities to harness the power of sport and physical activity as a tool to engage and inspire, raise aspirations and positively impact the lives of the people we work with. To do this we work with primary schools, secondary schools, colleges, universities, community clubs and regional partners in Wakefield and beyond, collaborating on projects around a number of key areas such as; health and wellbeing; skill development, education and training; and creating positive communities.

The Young people's Empowerment project work with people from all walks of life to overcome barriers to achieve their full potential.

 

Autumn Offer

Free holiday club for childrenrunning Monday 26th to Thursday 28th, 10am till 3pm at The Hut, Airedale. The children will take part in sports activities and arts and craft sessions, a Free lunch will be provided for eligible children. 

For further information take a look at the Elite Community Sport website page and the Young Peoples Empowerment Project Facebook page or website.

The Hut, Kershaw Avenue, Airedale, WF10 3ES

To refer children to the project please fill out the Our Family Our Future booking form and email to admin@elitekidscoaching.com  

 

The above offers are subject to Covid regulations and restrictions.

 

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