Strengthening communities, strengthening families

Are you interested in exploring parenting issues in a supportive setting?

Come along to our parenting programme ‘Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities’  (SFSC) starting on the 4th May!

About the course

Being a parent can be a fulfilling and enjoyable experience. When our children grow up to be happy, confident and capable of playing a responsible and respectful part in their families and their communities we can rightly take pride in them. However, being a parent can also be a stressful experience, particularly when we are being given confusing or contradictory messages about what good parenting is, which at times seems to be at odds with the way we were brought up. This stress may be added to when we find we have to deal with the challenges of everyday living: managing money; supporting our children’s education; coping with ill-health or poor housing; dealing with racism; bringing up our children in unsafe surroundings; and ensuring that both girls and boys get a fair chance to achieve their ambitions.

This programme is designed to support you to raise happy and successful children by getting access to information and strategies for bringing up your children, meeting other parents, and making sure your voice is heard.

Access to SFSC is available as a 12 week programme, which is delivered in a group setting. The programme will be run by two ‘facilitators’, who have undergone extensive training to ensure that everyone gets the most out of the programme.

SFSC is for all parents. The programme is run in all communities with parents from lots of different backgrounds, including:

· Mums and dads, grandparents, foster carers, and teen parents

· Parents from different ethnic minority communities and faith backgrounds

· Parents who speak different languages

· Parents with disabilities or learning difficulties

· Individuals with very different qualifications and jobs

· People like you!

How much does it cost?

The course is free, we provide refreshments and childcare. If you complete the course you will receive a completion of programme certificate!

How do I book on?

To book a place on the course call Sally Williams on 0117 9556971 or email

We hope to see you there!