At Hope for Children and their Families, our friendly and experienced staff team is here to help and offer information and support for carers/parents, families and children. We offer families support, advice and guidance about a wide range of things related to children and adults. This could be to do with parenting; child development and learning, including bedtime routines, breastfeeding, weaning and feeding; access to funded nursery education places and employment and health matters.
We have been based in Bromyard for many years and have exceptionally strong links with other providers of family related services. We work closely with schools, Early Years nurseries and preschools as well with local health services like GPs, Health Visitors and Children’s Services and Early Help to make sure a family is well supported at all times. We are often the essential link and our local knowledge and experience can make a big difference to the families that use our Centre.Liaising with professionals, including doctors, speech and language therapists, health trainers, health visitors, midwives, social services and others is a key part of the support we can offer families here. We have a long history of working here in Bromyard and the surrounding areas. This can often be what makes all the difference for a family needing help – working with people you know that you trust and are used to can often be the thing that makes it easier to engage, easier to make change and useful to ensure who knows you can give the right help and advice.
We are commissioned by the local authority as the provider of the Children’s Centre for the Bromyard area and support families, children and adults from Bromyard. Our unique centre also offers support and services to those from other areas in Herefordshire.
For details of all our regular activities and the groups we run please visit our What’s On page for times and locations.
We also have regular weekly baby clinics in partnership with the local Health Visitor team and host weekly Baby Yoga and Baby Massage on site.
Please mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to know more about how to access support.
Here are some of the things we help families with:
- ·Peer to peer support·Socialising and meeting other parents/carers and their children·Parenting support·Breastfeeding·Supporting parent child relationships·Family routines·Outreach services in the community·Budgeting and debt·Housing·Benefits·Accessing other services
- Free Childcare for 2, 3 and 4 year olds: All three and four-year-olds in England are entitled to 570 hours of free early education or childcare a year and the children of some working parents may be eligible for 1140 hours. This is often taken as 15 or 30 hours each week for 38 weeks of the year. Some two-year-olds are also entitled to funded places. Follow this link for support to apply: https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/nef/ Online eligibility checker for 2 year NEF funding: https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/info/200207/family_support/452/childcare/1)
DENTAL CARE AND TOOTH BRUSHING TIPS FOR YOUR CHILD
Please see link below for top tooth brushing tips and information regarding your Child’s Dental Health.
WEST MERCIA WOMENS AID
Operating a 24-hour domestic helpline 0800 7831359 across West Mercia for those who may be experiencing any form of Domestic Abuse; offering confidential support, information, advice and access to refuge or emergency accommodation. Free phone number (from landlines) and staffed 24hrs a day by trained workers
Complaints and feedback: Hope for Children & their Families hope to provide the highest quality support and service in all areas of our work. We offer an opportunity to provide feedback informally and formally throughout your involvement with our services to ensure we maintain high standards and always welcome comments so that we can ensure our service is relevant and appropriate.
If, however, you feel our service has not met your expectations and would like to make a complaint about the service you have received, you can find details on how to do this in our Complaints policy which can be found here.