What is this service?
Substance Misuse Services
Holding Families is a multi-disciplinary service that aims to help children, parents and families with problems associated with significant parental substance misuse, where children and adults needs are dealt with and responded to at the same time. In other words, Holding Families work with families where parents have a problem with drugs and alcohol. The team work with each family member separately and as a family unit, for about five months. This also means that although Holding Families has its own programme and systems, the programme also use local, existing services to work with families to make changes to improve family life.
Aims of the Programme:
To support and encourage the family to talk about substance use and associated problems.
To highlight any significant harm caused by parental drug or alcohol use.
To empower parents to make necessary changes.
To encourage parents to remain in treatment for alcohol or drugs.
To allow children’s voices to be heard by parents and workers.
To help families move down the safeguarding threshold.
To build on the things families are already doing well.
Offer to Families Referral for treatment with a drug and alcohol service.
Group work programme for children and young people.
One-to-one sessions for children and young people with experienced, trained workers.
Group work programme for parents delivered at children’s centres.
One to one sessions for parents.
Support and understanding of Safeguarding, Child Protection plans and Common Assessment Framework and submitting reports to evidence family progress Support for carers and non-using partners.
Who is it for?
Children, parents and families with problems associated with significant parental substance misuse, where children and adults needs are dealt with and responded to at the same time.Holding Families Annara House 7-11 Bury Road Radcliffe M26 2UG Manchester United Kingdom
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