The BBC website has today run an article about Family Intervention Projects which are run across the country to help parents get to grips with difficulties they have had in parenting their children and running their homes.
The project provides a very intensive service and the workers are available seven days a week. They can help parents learn skills relating to matters such as routines, budgeting, getting to appointments and doing activities with their children.
The project is designed to provide targetted support to those who most need it to avoid the need for children to be removed from home.
At Higgins Miller we have first hand experience of the local Family Intervention Project at work. We think it is an excellent resource and would be very concerned about cuts to a service that is often invaluable to parents and children at their time of need.