Wakefield Families Together;
Wakefield Families Together brings services together, so that it’s easier for you to find and access the support you need, at the earliest opportunity.
We want children, young people, and families to tell us they are happy, healthy, and safe. Wakefield Families Together are about working on your behalf so that if you have a concern about your child or family member, you only need to have one conversation with us, and we can direct you to the right support. You can access this support through your child’s school, family hub, or in the local community.
To help us localise how we work with families across the Wakefield district, we have grouped our teams and partner organisations into six community ‘cluster’ areas, with nine family hubs. You can find your local Family Hub on the Wakefield Families Together website https://www.wakefieldfamiliestogether.co.uk/community-support/family-hubs/
Everyone needs help and support at some point in their life. So, when you do and find it hard to deal with a difficult situation, or have worries around family relationships, behaviour, school attendance, emotional and mental health, domestic abuse, parental conflict, housing issues, or employment and debt problems, Family Hubs can help direct to the right people and services.
Sometimes the concerns you have may need a group of professionals to come together to build a package of support with you and other family members so that we have the right expertise to help the whole family. Find out more about the Team Around the School model here https://www.wakefieldfamiliestogether.co.uk/about-us/the-team-around-approach/
Here are a few useful contact points.
Online safety Support for families in a digital world.
Wakefield WESAIL - Family action a service available to parents and carers of a child or a young person, who has, or may have, Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25 years who are living within the Wakefield District.
We CANN ‘CANN’ stands for ‘Children Additional Needs Network’. West Yorkshire CANN is formed of third sector, voluntary community and statutory organisations working with families and carers with children and young people with additional needs, in West Yorkshire.
Wakefield Early Help Early Help means providing support to a child, young person or their family as soon as a problem emerges. Whether you’re a parent, a young person or an Early Help professional looking for advice, support or family activities, you’ll find all the information you need on these pages.
Suicide support - links to various organisations who can help.
CSE - support and links to organisations to help with Child Sexual Exploitation
SENDIASS Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service or SENDIASS is a free, confidential and impartial service for parents and carers, children and young people (up to 25 years).
Wakefield Local Offer to find out what is available in our area for children and young people with special educational needs.
SOBS - Useful information for survivors of bereavement by suicide.
RDA healing through horses.
Water Sure - financial help towards water bills if someone in your household needs to use more water due to their medical condition.
Kidz to AdultzOnline SEN magazine.
Gingerbread – a charity for single parents
PA Database - Database for Personal Assistant support
Max card - Discount at a range of places
Manchester Airport– autism friendly airport experience.
Gro-clock - Sleep training
Wakefield and District Down's Syndrome Support Group
Concessionary Travel Pass - Application form
Cerebra - supporting with sleep