Family Toolbox – online resource for parents, carers and families

May 26, 2022 | News, Newsletter

Family Toolbox aims to make resources and support more available to families, from self-help tools and advice articles to events and organisations who can help.

It has been designed in consultation with families across Wirral and has been founded by established organisations who provide support to Wirral families: Caritas Shrewsbury, Ferries Families, Foundation Years Trust, Involve North West, Koala North West, Shaftesbury Youth Club and WEB.

Family Toolbox Values:

  • We give tools, not answers. We believe that everyone has skills and strengths, so when people need a helping hand, we see what’s already strong and coach to build up knowledge, skills and confidence. In all our relationships – whether families, communities or colleagues – we always do with, not to.
  • We work together. We don’t just work together to get a great result: working together is, in and of itself, a great result. Everything we do is about building positive relationships (professionally and personally), so we put time, effort and commitment into building relationships with one another, being shaped by the perspectives and experiences of those around us.
  • We make sure families stay in control. We are removing the language and behaviours of referrals, professional assessments, levels and thresholds so that we can really get to the heart of what’s going on for families, as and when they choose.
  • We keep things simple for families. We prioritise people, over systems, processes and procedures. It’s simple to get involved with – we’re joined-up and accessible and we make sure that families can access something that can help them straight away. We speak in simple terms, and talk about asking for help as the way you show you’re a great parent – not a failing one.

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