Sandwell Family Hubs - Peer Support Update


The family Hubs are extending out their services to include increased outreach peer support to encourage families who would not usually engage.  The peer support services will aim to reach isolated families in Sandwell, offer a listening ear and practical guidance to increase their confidence to access integrated support to help them care for their children from conception, and throughout the early years. This will promote positive perinatal mental-health and enhancing the parent-infant relationship. 

Sandwell Family Hubs are working with voluntary and community sector organisations who can engage families and support them to engage in services.  ​

Grants have been award for:​

Brushstrokes - Peer Support for ethnic minority communities and new arrivals to the country​

Citizen Advice Bureau - Peer support for families identified through the healthy pregnancy and start for life pathways (midwifery/health visiting)​

Groundwork West Midlands - Peer support for families living in Sandwell South (with a specific focus on fathers and father figures)​

SinglePoint Plus Limited -  Peer support for Young Parents ​

SinglePoint Plus Limited - Peer support for families living in Sandwell North (with a specific focus on fathers and father figures)

To find out more about the above groups, please download the Family Hubs presentation here