Support networks and family
Working with people to develop improved support networks and family relationships
We want to fund work that helps people to develop positive social networks and/or family relationships. We want to help people cultivate relationships that provide emotional and practical support, increase resilience and foster a sense of connectedness.
- An individual and/or family enjoys positive and constructive relationships with others; feeling and being socially connected.
- An individual and/or family has the skills, understanding and emotional capacity to maintain and manage positive relationships.
- An individual, family or carer receives support that increases their resilience, independence and/or reduces mental health issues and isolation.
High need groups
- Early years work with parents and children
- Older people
- Learning disability
- Care leavers
- People with mental health issues
Examples of current grants
- A befriending service to reduce loneliness among older people.
- An early years support service for families in difficult circumstances providing practical assistance, facilitating a positive home environment and functional family relationships.
- Group activities and training for young carers.
- Family and parenting programmes to help prisoners maintain positive relationships.
- A mentoring programme for young people identified as at risk.
- A peer support group for people with mental health issues.