Welcome to Home-Start Shropshire

Useful Links


GOV.UK

To find more information about ‘What the government is doing ....’ click here

Shropshire Family Information Service (FIS) has developed this on-line directory featuring local and national organisations and services that exist to support children, young people and families.

For a range of information about services available throughout Shropshire- visit the Family Information Service:

http://www.shropshire.gov.uk/early-years-and-childcare/shropshire-family-information-service-(0-19)/

Shropshire Parent and Carer Council-PACC

PACC supports and empowers Shropshire parents and carers of children with a disability or additional need, to enable them to be actively involved in the design and delivery of the services that they use, through the sharing of their experience and knowledge of their family's needs.

Telephone 0845 601 2205

http://www.paccshropshire.org.uk/#/all-in/4569390291

ZAC is a zone that will allow your child to interact directly with games (a LOT of games) and activities (focused on MANY interests) that cater specifically to children who display the characteristics of autism spectrum disorders like impairments in social interaction impairments in communication, restricted interests and repetitive behavior. ZAC is an effective tool for kids with low, medium and high functioning autism.

http://zacbrowser.com/

Shropshire Mind was established almost 40 years ago and provides a diverse range of quality services, across the County for the one in four people and their families acknowledged to be affected by mental or emotional distress. They help to bridge the gap between illness and full independence for service users. Some people need support in many areas of their lives, others in just a few, some for long periods of time, others for only a short while. Respect for users, with justice and equality of access to services are part of our vision that everyone has the right to live equally with others and to enjoy a good quality of life. Our work includes group work based at our Shrewsbury premises and also at venues in Ludlow, Whitchurch, Bridgnorth and Market Drayton, with the aim of establishing additional groups across the county.

http://www.shropshiremind.org/welcome_to_shropshire_mind.php

Freedom Shropshire is designed to enable people who live and work in Shropshire to access relevant and up to date guidance and advice on Domestic Abuse and Violence and provide information on services offered within Shropshire. National Domestic Violence 24 hour Freephone (Run in partnership with Women's Aid & Refuge) 0808 2000 247

helpline@womensaid.org.uk

- See more at: http://www.freedomshropshire.org.uk/aboutus.html

Counselling, support and information for all relationships.

Relate is the UK's largest provider of relationship support, and every year they help over a million people of all ages, backgrounds and sexual orientations to strengthen their relationships.

Find out more about what they do and how they can help you here.

http://www.relate.org.uk/about-us

Growing up online

This site CEOP's Thinkuknow programme aims to make online parenting simple.

As your child grows and becomes more independent, it is only natural that they take this independence online.

In our teenage years we explore, try new things and sometimes push boundaries and take risks, this is an essential part of growing up.

With all of the potential that the online world and new technology offers, young people now have access to huge opportunities. They use technology to express themselves, explore, and be creative; it has changed the way they communicate.

The internet has changed all of our lives, and your child has grown up during this change. Many of the things that confuse, baffle or even scare us are part of the everyday for them. For many of us, this can all be a bit too much.

Whether you’re a technophobe or a technophile, it’s still likely that you’ll be playing catch-up with the way your child is using the internet.

You might wonder whether what they are doing is safe, and you might also be thinking how can I be as good a parent online as I am offline?

Please take a moment to visit this link to the CEOP’s ‘Thinkuknow’ webpage: http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents

Looking for a day out with the kids - turn off the TV, lock up the games console and have a great time with the children.

Whatever the weather and whatever their age, follow the link below, choose a county or enter a town or postcode and press the red search button

http://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/search.php?county=shropshire