The goal: to target 1,600 Hampshire Families with multiple, complex issues, delivering new solutions to persistent problems, leading to lasting, positive change for families and communities. This is a unique opportunity to explore how the public sector can work in new and joined up ways to improve and transform the lives of families and communities across Hampshire.
Transform is a consortium led by Barnardo's and consisting of 3 main partners; Motiv8, Family Lives and Step-by-Step and forms the county wide provision under the Hampshire's Supporting Families Programme. They aim to help families with support and guidance which is not 'more of the same' and helps them to be in control of their lives and futures.
They are committed to working in partnership with a wide range of practitioners and providers from across Hampshire including voluntary, statutory, and other organisations to help families in a seamless, coordinated and outcome focused way.
Information for families 279 kB
Contact for more information:
Basingstoke & Deane, Hart, Rushmoor - Debbie Culliford, Phone – 07843261350
Fareham, Gosport, Havant, East Hampshire - Sarah Morris, Phone - 07918 910685
Test Valley, Winchester, Eastleigh, New Forest - Sally Brook, phone - 07809333734
A key objective for the Supporting Troubled Families programme is to help adult family members into education, training, apprenticeship programmes, volunteering opportunities and sustainable employment. This support is available from Transform family support workers, as well as four Job Centre Plus advisors who will be supporting families for the duration of the programme and helping to signpost agencies and families to the extensive targeted back to work programmes that are in place across the County.
Contact Details for JCP workers
Lead agencies and the JCP secondees will ensure that all appropriate family members are making best use of the existing employment support, advice and training as part of single family plans. This includes linking families to the DWP Work Programme, the ESF Progress Programme as well as targeted support for young NEETS through:
In addition to the significant amount of local programme funding that has been made available to each Local Coordination Group, Hampshire County Council has established a new grant programme to fund additional innovative approaches to support families with multiple problems across parts of or the whole of Hampshire.
In March and August 2013 applications were invited from voluntary, community and non profit organisations offering new and innovative services, across parts or the whole of Hampshire, to target families with multiple problems who are included within the Troubled Families programme and are considered to be a high cost to the public purse.
For more information see the grant application pages.
The way to nominate a family to one of the following programmes outlined below is through your local coordination group 12 kB.
The Invisible Walls Project has been running for the last two years at HMP Winchester. The project offers family support at the newly established visitors centre, providing evidence based support to fathers in prison and skilling up practitioners across a range of organisations and services. Support to fathers including a parenting programmes, supported visits, targeted family sessions and post release support. Support for professionals includes training to improve identification and engagement of prisoner families and raising awareness.
Three community events have been funded to take place in Test Valley, Basingstoke and Gosport. These events aimed to engage with hard to reach families through encouraging positive use of their leisure time and assisting communities and individuals to improve their lives and achieve their full potential. The events were delivered with a range of partners and organisations supporting STFP, including housing providers, statutory services, Borough Councils and community/voluntary sector providers.
Offer a male mentoring project aimed at 30 families in Havant, East Hants, Fareham and Gosport affected by domestic abuse. The project will provide solution focused specialist support through a key worker approach.
Providing specialist interventions, to parents and adolescent children of 15 families (identified by STFP) affected by domestic abuse. The project works with perpetrators and victims of domestic abuse to provide techniques and strategies for preventing abusive behaviour.
This project offers a restorative justice intervention to give 40 young offenders from across Hampshire an insight into life in an adult prison. This is achieved by arranging for young people to meet prisoners and their families at HMP Winchester. The project also offers school visits in hotspot areas to contribute to the education of young people at risk.
This is a family therapy pilot for 10 families affected by domestic violence. The project proposes a county wide offer. Family sessions, based on a Systemic Family Therapy model and delivered over the course of one year, will be offered to families in Eastleigh, Winchester and New Forest.
Ian Langley – Strategic Programme Lead
Tel: 01962 845722
Gary Westbrook – Service Manager (Transformation)
Tel: 01962 846484
Volker Buck – Service Manager (Commissioning)
Tel: 01962 846197
Basingstoke and Deane