Fife's Making it Work for Families project is part of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland Intensive Family Support Service.
Making it Work for families is a partnership project with staff from Fife Gingerbread, Clued Up, Citizens Advice & Rights Fife (CARF), and the Fife Intensive Rehabilitation & Substance Misuse Team (FIRST).
The multi-agency staff team work together to provide whole family support, meeting the needs of individuals in the household and co-ordinating activity ranging from one-to-one support, family learning, group work, youth work, financial inclusion and peer support opportunities.
Making it Work for Families supports:
Lone parent, low income or unemployed families Families with an S1/S2 pupil living at home who is struggling to engage with or attend school.
Families where one or more young people are linked to Viewforth High School or Levenmouth Academy. Families with current, historic or ‘at risk’ substance use within the household.
The service works collaboratively with families to provide intensive family support, taking a whole family approach to progression. Support is available to every household member via the experienced multi-agency team.
Support activities include:
One-to-one support for parents/carers and young people.
Fun and positive Learning activities for the whole family.
Groupwork- including confidence-building classes, cooking groups and accredited training.
A youth work approach with outdoor education and team-building activities.
Opportunities to meet and chat to other families, including fun holiday groups.
Financial inclusion activities to check entitlements, income, budgeting and support with debt. Rehabilitation for families requiring intensive support with substance use.