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Family Support

New Era’s Blossom Tree Project offers children and families FREE help in dealing with the issues they find difficult to deal with themselves.

When you are going through difficult times it’s sometimes hard to know where to turn. We can offer a helping hand to tackle all sorts of issues ranging from housing problems and debt, through to managing your child’s behaviour or accessing training.

Below are just a couple of examples of the ways we’ve been able to help local families.

Example 1

We supported one mum in opening the bills, final demands and debt envelopes that had been piling up and were able to help her to talk to her debtors, set up meetings and agree repayment plans so that she can begin to take control of her finances again.

Example 2

We helped a stretched dad make a claim for Disability Living Allowance. The forms had been too over-facing and he hadn’t been able to apply for the money he was entitled to claim.

We Offer FREE support and guidance on family issues including:

  • Housing Issues
  • Managing children’s behaviour
  • Daily Routines
  • Debt Management
  • Anger Issues
  • General families issues
  • Disability claims
  • Children with special needs – ASD and ADHD
  • Accessing training
  • Form filling
  • Budgeting

Don’t allow small issues to turn into big problems, speak to one of or friendly trained professionals who can offer advice and guidance, lend a listening ear and work through solutions with you to help you get things back on track.

Contact New Era on: 01282 435302

or email on: mail@neweraburnley.co.uk

Download our leaflet here for Blossom Tree – Parents    and here for Blossom Tree – Schools

Free parent courses 

The Blossom Tree Project is funded by the
National Lottery and runs throughout
Burnley, Pendle, Hyndburn & Rossendale

Our professional Support Team can go into schools and work with  parents on a variety of parenting issues. The project has been running for 2 years and has had unprecedented success. The courses include:

Parent Talk

There’s hardly a mum or dad on the face of the earth who, at times, is not overawed by the task of parenting. That’s why Care for the Family created Parentalk, a great new parenting course for small groups of parents.
Feedback from Parent:
  1. I have learnt that everyone’s way of parenting is different.

Children with Special Needs


This course was written with the help of many parents of children with special or additional needs. Parents with a special or additional needs child face particular challenges:
  • Standard parenting advice doesn’t work
  • Other people don’t understand what it’s like
  • It’s easy to feel frustrated and  isolated
These courses aim to help parents explore ideas and find out what works for them – not what’s mean’t to work!
 ASD

ADHD   

Handling Anger in the Family

The aims of this course is:

to recognise the problem of anger in our lives

to recognise the importance of handling anger safely

to promote healthy relationships with our children and family members

to handle anger better

Feedback from Parents:
  1. The tutor was amazing  and improved my confidence.
  2. Since starting this course I have learn’t how to manage my own anger and how to deal with my children’s anger. It helped me to be more confident on how to deal with situations.
  3. I have been given some useful tools and ways to understand the ‘triggers’. It’s given me a great insight to anger management and ways I can help my child through their anger. Excellent course content. Great facilitator. Some powerful and insightful ways to help myself and my child.
The Early Years

This course is for those who “parent” children of the age of 0-4 years, It aims to:
  • to increase the confidence in the parents skills and abilities to “parent”
  • to help the relationship between the parent and their child be even better than it is now
  • to teach skills for helping their child to be more secure emotionally and raise their self-esteem
  • to work out the best way to efficiently discipline their child
  • to discuss a variety of issues affecting children and their parents
  • to encourage mutual support
  • to give parents tools to help them in their relationship with their child’s other parent or carer
  • to provide the parents with greater support where they would like it
The Primary Years

 

We hope that the parents will discover that they are not on their own in some of the challenges that they face – other parents are in the same boat! We hope that the parents will realise that they are already  a fantastic mum or dad. Most of all, we hope the parents will be reminded that while being a parent has its fair share of difficulties at times, it is also one of the greatest jobs in the world!
Feedback from Parents:

  1. It really helped me and gave me lots of advice on how to deal with my child.
  2. The tutor was brilliant and taught very well. A great course, I learnt a lot and feel more confident  & sociable in myself.
  3. This course made a lot of sense. It was also nice to meet new people with similar problems. The tutor was lovely.

The Teenage Years


This course is for all those who particularly  ‘parent’ children of the ages 11 upwards. the aim of the course is:
  • to increase the confidence in the parents skills and abilities to “parent”
  • to help the relationship between the parent and their teenager be even better than it is now
  • to teach skills for helping their teenager to be more secure emotionally and to raise their self-esteem
  • to identify the best way to effectively discipline their teenager
  • to discuss a variety of issues affecting teenagers and their parents
  • to encourage mutual support
  • to give parents tools to help them in their relationship with their teenager’s other parent or carer
  • to provide the parents with greater support where they would like it

Dads


This workshop is for anyone who is a father or father figure, particularly those who parent children from birth to 16 years. The aims are to:

  • to increase the confidence in the parents skills and abilities as a dad
  • to help the relationship between the dad and their child be even better, or even better, than it is now
  • to teach dad the skills for helping their children to be more secure emotionally and to help them raise their self-esteem
  • to identify the best way to effectively discipline their child
  • to discuss a variety of issues that affect children and their parents
  • to encourage everyone on the workshops to give each other mutual support
  • to give dads tools to help them in their relationship with their child’s other parent or carer
  • to provide the dad with greater support where they would like it

How to Drug Proof Your Kids


Created for parents, this programme provides your parents with the right equipment, skills and knowledge to help steer their children away from drugs. Like many other parents your parent may be frightened for their children and don’t know how to talk to them about drugs. They may realise that they are largely uninformed about drugs and feel frustrated in their attempts to help their children. This programme is for every parent who is crying out “tell me how?” The programme is not aimed at teaching your parents how to control their children. it is about empowering and equipping them to be more effective in helping to steer their children away from the harmful use of drugs. As a parent the parent will be encouraged to evaluate how their own attitudes, beliefs and behaviour can influence the lifestyle choices made by their children.

Quidz In


This course helps to support parents to raise financially confident children
Paediatric First Aid 

We can provide bespoke Paediatric First Aid sessions for your parents, for example:- around issues such as choking.Please contact us to discuss your needs.
Support
Individual one to one support & guidance on family issues is also available on request

Funding Opportunities

The access to this support is ending late 2018, therefore we wouldn’t like you to miss this opportunities to gain valuable support for your families.Call/email us to book your sessions on:

01282 435 302

mail@neweraburnley.co.uk

or for more information, click on the following links:

 www.newera.coop