We understand that families come in all shapes and sizes. Most families will encounter difficulties and challenges and many may deal with their problems with the help of friends and family. When those challenges can seem overwhelming we are here to listen and offer practical and emotional support.
Family Focus Project
This service involves working with families where one or more parents or anyone in a position of parental responsibility, have been identified as having substance misuse problems ie. alcohol and/or drug use, or mental ill health. The service will work with the whole family, offering intensive support to both adults and children living within the household.
Blackpool has a significantly high number of families where substance misuse is problematic and who subsequently live in isolation and poverty through fear of contact with Social Services. This project will address these issues, providing a wide range of emotional and practical support to young carers and their families. Help offered will involve individual support, emergency support planning, trips and activities for the whole family, along with signposting, guidance and information.
Support will be provided at times to suit the family – mostly over the weekend or in the evenings to ensure that the whole family can be involved.
The project aims to contribute to an improvement in the social problems evident in Blackpool by tackling substance misuse issues at an early stage, helping to avoid learned behaviour and young people becoming involved in substance use / misuse.
How you can get help from this service
If you have any problems or would just like someone to talk to in confidence please contact Kerry Dalton, Young Carers’ Lead on 01253 393748, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out the Contact Us Form on this website and someone will contact you.
Visit our Support For Carers page for more information on services we offer families.