Watford and Three Rivers Bulletin
Watford and Three Rivers - News Bulletin
Updated July 2020
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Three Rivers District Council
The very information Three Rivers DC bulletin (and previous bulletins) can be found here https://www.threerivers.gov.uk/egcl-page/partnerships
Targeted Family Summer Activities in Three Rivers
Following the Community Strategy Covid-19 Impact Assessment the Families First Partnership (sub-group of the LSP) has identified the vulnerabilities of a number of families during the summer holidays and are keen to deliver in partnership with the Council a summer programme for this group to support in tackling these issues.
We will be targeting families in the most deprived areas of the district who have suffered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This will be achieved by a multi-agency approach working in partnership with MIND, Citizens Advice Bureau, schools, YC Hertfordshire, Intensive Family Support Teams, SW Herts Partnership, Family support workers and DSPL9.
More information and Referral Form
Watford and Three Rivers, Family Centre Service - Family Support Service
We remain committed to the ongoing delivery of family support services. The Family Support Team continue to deliver tailor made packages of support on a 1:1 basis with families via telephone calls and accompanying resources which are emailed to families to support discussions. Professionals and parents can continue to submit referrals via the following website: https://www.hertsfamilycentres.org/professionals-area/family-centre-professionals-area.aspx We encourage professionals to contact the Team Leader prior to completing a referral form to discuss support (please contact 0300 123 7572 and ask to speak to the Family Support Team Leader)
The Early Start team are still delivering sessions, albeit in a different way, though Facebook Live videos for Rhyme Time, Baby Sing & Play and Story Time sessions – search “Watford & Three Rivers Family Centre Service”. Other important information is also posted daily, as well as on our Instagram page “hertswatford3riversfcs”. We continue to offer 1:1 Breastfeeding and Introduction to Solids advice via calling 0300 123 7572, where families are directed to a qualified member of the team for support. Referrals can still be made via the website above for any emerging needs work with families.
YC Hertfordshire Services for Young People - Watford and Three Rivers
YC Hertfordshire is currently providing a wide range of online and telephone one-to-one and group support for young people. Referrals for support can be made via: https://www.ychertfordshire.org/about-yc-hertfordshire/make-a-referral/
Young people; their parents/carers or professionals can also make contact by calling 0300 123 7538; via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by texting 'SUPPORT' to 07860 065185
A range of online Youth Work projects are running and will change according to need. Current ones (as at 20.5.20) are listed here but please see www.ychertfordshire.org for latest information.
South West Herts Partnership
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