This helps you to address challenges within your family. Family support is about working with you to get to the root of the difficulties you may be facing. The focus will be on supporting you to build on the strengths within your family and identify ways of overcoming those difficulties.
Group work programme
This helps you develop skills and knowledge on a range of subjects. These may include:
- understanding your child's development from pre-birth through to teenage years
- help with managing your child's behaviour
- encouraging healthy relationships and understanding domestic abuse.
Family group conferencing
This brings family members and professionals together to help you identify solutions for the issues you are facing. It's a family-led process which aims to empower you to create your own plan which focusses on the needs of the child or children.
Activities and support for children and young people
Our Children and Young People's Team offers a range of activity and support programmes for children, young people and families on recreation spaces, in communities across Kirklees. We work out in communities with children and young people, run small group programs and work with individuals. On top of all that we offer opportunities through facilities at Little Deer Wood and Crow Nest Park.
Crow Nest Adventure Playground
This is a purpose built play space for children, young people and families located within Crow Nest Park, Dewsbury. It is open on weekends and school holidays, together with working with community partners to deliver a range of targeted support sessions.
Little Deer Wood Centre
The Little Deer Wood Centre provides a wide range of outdoor activities led by highly qualified and experienced instructors in beautiful woodland surroundings. Open all year round offering fun and challenging outdoor experiences to schools, colleges, youth groups, clubs and charities
Duke of Edinburgh
Kirklees has an extensive Duke of Edinburgh program, for all those who take part, it is a real adventure from beginning to end. It doesn't matter who you are or where you're from. You just need to be aged between 14 and 24 and realise there's more to life than sitting on a sofa watching life pass you by. You'll find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing skills and going on an expedition
Kirklees Youth Alliance
We also work in partnership with Kirklees Youth Alliance to support community youth work providers. Find out more information on Kirklees Youth Alliance )(opens link in new window) . The Community Directory (opens link in new window) gives information about things for you to do.