“Due to the countless social benefits that come with the Community Family Support Programme, I have recently made several referrals to this programme. During the 26 weeks these families have spent with the CFSP family liaison officers, they have received help from professionally qualified family support workers to address the health, social, economic, educational, employment and training issues that impact on their daily lives, which has allowed them to focus on getting their lives back on track.
This programme has also enabled the families to get support and advice on personal issues, and in a number of cases they were able to make contact with other agencies who can help them further. I think the family learning component is an integral part of this programme, as it helps the families to gain confidence in regards to their social skills and also motivates them and gives them something to look forward to.
I could not praise this service and those who deliver it enough.”
Karen Missi – Belfast Central Mission – Support Worker