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Bromford ready to ‘Think Family’

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We are delighted to have been awarded a contract from Birmingham City Council to provide much needed support to 100 troubled families across the City.

In partnership with Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid and Health Exchange, we will work with each family for about six months. Experienced support workers already based in Birmingham will intensively support a small number of families at any one time.

By listening to what a family sees as its priorities and agreeing a plan of action, we will be helping empower people to take control of their lives and believe that things can get better. The programme aims to help improve school attendance, reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, help individuals into work and improve parenting skills. 

Mick Gallagher, Head of New Ventures at Bromford said: “We are delighted that we were chosen along with our partners to provide this exciting and much needed new service. We have received seven referrals within days of the service launching. We will help families focus on their strengths and what they can do so that they can grow in confidence and start to regain control of situations.”

As established organisations, we are working together to provide a holistic and client-focused response to families that have complex needs.  

Jennifer Jones-Rigby from Health Exchange said: “The common ethos amongst all three organisations is that we work in a non-judgemental way that recognises both the challenges that some of these families face but, more importantly, the assets they have that can be developed and supported in order to have a sustainable long-term impact on their situations.”

Bromford is very much looking forward to a new and innovative ‘Think Family’ partnership between Health Exchange and Birmingham and Solihull Women’s AID (BSWAID).

We look forward to working with families across Birmingham to motivate and support them to take their next positive step on their journey of development.