Family Centres can offer support and advice to parents and prospective parents from pregnancy until their child is 5 years old. You can access a range of professional support from midwives and health visitors, attend a variety of groups and get support with feeding your baby, finding childcare, family learning, support finding employment and training and more.
Get support from Multi Agency Support Teams.
Each year these provide support for 100s of families. Examples of the support provided are;
- Family and Relationships -Help at time of Family Crisis. Behaviour and Parenting Skills from newborns to teenagers
- Support to Learn -Problems with attendance or behaviour at school
- Life Skills -Finding services, Employment and training, Budgeting
- Health and Well Being – Healthy Lifestyles, Mental and Emotional Health
Support for all parents through Seminars and Discussion Groups. Available in localities across the City. 50 minute seminars and 2 hour group discussions. Led by parenting professionals. A range of topics covering specific problem behaviour from disobedience in under 12s to coping with teenagers emotions. www.sheffield.gov.uk/parenting;
Sheffield Citizens Advice offer free, independent advice on consumer rights, debt, employment, family matters, housing and homelessness, immigration, welfare benefits and tax credits.
They may offer you formal representation at a court hearing or tribunal. They also provide a Pension Wise Guidance Service. Sheffield Citizens Advice is a quality marked advice service. The Advice Sheffield website also has a range of self-help information.
Sheffield Law Centre is also part of Sheffield Citizens Advice Centre and continues to deliver specialist legal services.
There are a range of specialist advice services including: Age UK, Sheffield Mind, Disability Sheffield, Deaf Advice Service, Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind, Sheffield Mencap.Their websites supply a host of information including advice factsheets, support groups and activities to join, news, volunteering opportunities.There is also advice and information for armed service personnel, ex-service men and women and the families and friends, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people , Refugees and Asylum Seekers, volunteers.
Finding information and getting support from other sources
Libraries can help you find information and 24 hour services are available online.
Support Groups and Services include support for: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people, armed services and ex-services personnel and for people with disabilities