Serving Bilston, Bradley and Ettingshall areas.
The Rocket Pool Strengthening Families Hub provides support and activities for families with children 0-18 years. With everything from stay and play groups, parenting support, housing, benefits, training and employment and much more to help you get the most out of family life with your children.
But sometimes everyone needs a little help; whether it’s coping with difficult behaviour, routines, managing budgets, registering for nursery and schools, or just someone to talk to, the Strengthening Families team can help.
We can support you with accessing the Terrific for Twos, nursery provision, and why not use your free time to access training or prepare for employment.
Groups and activities are at venues and schools across the outreach area so there is always something to do near you.
The Strengthening Families Hub’s deliver the core support that Children’s Centres offered and integrated it with the city’s targeted support for families. The universal offer for families include:
- Ante-natal clinics
- Health visitor clinics
- Support and advice about training and employment opportunities
- Volunteering opportunities
- Signposting and advice about the range of services available within the city
Targeted support for families
For those families who need additional support to overcome issues within the family the Strengthening Families Hub’s also offer:
- Parenting programmes
- One to one family support
- Domestic violence support
- Youth employment support
Call the Rocket Pool Strengthening Families Hub for more information or call into one of the activity groups and speak to one of our team.
Baby Clinic (Rocket Pool Strengthening Families Hub) - APPOINTMENT ONLY
Contact, Health Visiting Team, Telephone, 01902 444106
9.00am - 12.00pm
We are a stay-and-play group for children aged from birth – 3 years and their parents.
The aim of the group is to act as a stepping stone, supporting a smooth transition from home to Nursery. We also provide parents with opportunities to network and aid personal development. The group takes place in the community room every Tuesday and Thursday in term time from 1.30PM – 3.00PM and is open to all families. We offer a wide range of activities to develop early learning skills.
The session allows time for free play and craft activities are on offer. There is snack time and we close each session with singing and story time.
The cost is just £1.00 per family including refreshments. The group is coordinated by an Early Years Practitioner and parent volunteers.
For further details please contact the school on 01902 558971.
Child Safety Week (CAPT tips on preventing accidents please click the link to https://www.capt.org.uk/.../top-tips-lockdown )
The purpose of the Early Help Partnership Group is to develop an integrated action plan based on identified local priorities. To find out more information about the group please email the Strengthening Families Partnership Manager at the following address;
Eclipse/EHA Training for External Partners
Eclipse is the Wolverhampton Early Help Assessment and a replacement for Share Care that will offer a better and more user-friendly system to support our work with vulnerable families. Specifically, the system will allow for effective early identification of needs and a single assessment offering access to multi agency support without the need for numerous referrals and processes.
The training will provide you with a hands-on understanding of the function and capability of the Eclipse EHA system.
To Book onto ECLIPSE EHA Training please email SFH@wolverhampton.gov.uk
Strengthening Families Hub Locality Surgery
The locality surgeries are your opportunity to discuss issues and opportunities within the area with the Locality manager, Senior Social work manager and a psychologist.
The Extended and Locality Surgeries are no longer taking bookings, you can now contact your school lead for advice and support, if you are unsure who your school lead is please contact the Strengthening Families Hub direct.
For information, advice, guidance and support to complete an Early Help Assessment or to progress a Team Around the Family [TAF] please contact your local Strengthening Families Hub.