New contract starts for the Family Support and Play Service 2021

Southside Family Project and Bath Area Play Project (BAPP) are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the contract to continue to deliver the Family Support and Play Service for Bath and North East Somerset Council. The new contract started on 1 November 2021.

The Family Support and Play Service will continue to provide holistic, inclusive and community-based whole family support for children, young people and their parent/carers at risk of experiencing poor social, health and wellbeing outcomes through a trauma informed and therapeutic approach.

Children, young people and their families are at the heart of our service, and Southside and BAPP will work together to provide early support before things get worse.

We build on the strengths, capabilities and resilience of families and communities, supporting individuals to take responsibility and help themselves as they progress through the service, following our clear pathway:

As set out in the Theory of Change for the service, this support will improve their feelings of safety, wellbeing, positive relationships and connections, sense of identity and belonging, and resilience so that each member of the family can thrive:

Any local organisations supporting families dealing with the impact of trauma or other social, health and wellbeing challenges in Bath and North East Somerset, can contact the Family Support team directly on 01225 331 243 for further information and guidance on referring families for support or book onto our bi-monthly induction sessions for professionals via Zoom. We would also be happy to attend any team meetings if this is required.

Any families who would like to find out more about the Family Support and Play Service and access support can contact us directly on 01225 331 243 or in one of our Hub Groups in local communities, which run each week this term:

Mondays, 1pm-2.30pm at the Lighthouse Centre in Twerton

Tuesdays, 11am-12.30pm at St Francis Church in Keynsham

Wednesdays, 9.15am-11.15am at St Andrew's Community Church in Foxhill

Fridays, 1pm-2.30pm at Beacon Hall in Peasedown St John

We look forward to continuing our work with you and appreciate your support.