Family Support Falkirk
Following a conversation with single parents and professionals around some of the issues families face when living in a rural community, it became evident access to shops, activities and resources were the main issues.
The STV Children’s Appeal has awarded the Centre £46,471 to help us address some of these issues.
We intend to support families’ especially single parent families with their transport issues, access to low cost provisions from supermarkets, access to clothing required for the added cost of the school day, family outings and access to resources which can aid physical and mental wellbeing, development and family relationships.
We have set up a space where families, especially single parent families can join us for a community meal once per week, volunteer for gardening where we will grow fresh vegetables and distribute them to individuals accessing the Hub.
Parents have access to a small bank of emergency items which could help families struggling to make their money last until their next payment and tackle the growing cost of the school day by having access to clothes which could be worn during dress up/down days at school.
We are training a centre based Heat Energy Advice and Income Maximization Officer, who will support families to maximize their disposable income, and we will be able to source further funding to allow us to aid the purchase of items which would reduce energy costs, such as heavy curtains, rugs and bedding.
Telephone 01324 711271 or email.
68/70 Forgie Crescent