Coronavirus update: If you have a family support worker they will continue to remain in contact with you during this period. If you need family support please contact: Families First 020 7527 4343 between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, and email firstname.lastname@example.org
Practitioners wanting to refer will need to complete an Islington Children's Services Contact Team (CSCT) request for service form; apply online
Families First supports families with school-aged children up to 19 years old. We’re here for you, in your community, when you need us.
What we can help with
We know that being a parent is not always easy and that all families need extra help at some stage as children grow up. This might be because your housing situation is difficult or you are hoping to get into work or training. A relationship may have broken down or someone close to you has gone to prison. Your teenager’s behaviour might be challenging at home or at school. You may have growing debts or you may be at risk of losing your home. Families First can provide that extra advice and support when you need it.
How do we work?
You’ll work with the same trained family worker every time you see us, at your home or in our community locations, in the day or in the evening.
What do we do?
We’ll ask you what you and your family need and plan what we need to do together. We will bring together other services to work with us depending on what you need. For example, this might be housing, schools, prison, probation, young people’s services and Jobcentre Plus. We also offer parenting support and community events.
This service also supports clients with:
• Debt advice and help with money
• Help with benefits or grants