“It’s so important that people living in poverty and with debt can maintain and develop relationships with the child they don’t live with”
Buzz Sheffield are a provider of supported contact but are currently going through the enhanced accreditation in order that they can provide supervised contact. We asked them for an update on how they were getting on. Kath, co-ordinator at the centre writes:
“We are delighted to be doing our enhanced accreditation with NACCC and very proud that we will be the first accredited supervised service in Sheffield. We’re building an income stream through the supervised sessions to enable families experiencing economic disadvantage to benefit from a part or fully funded place. We recently received funding from the Souter Charitable Trust to provide 30 free supervised sessions to families living in poverty. It’s so important that people living in poverty and with debt can maintain and develop relationships with the child they don’t live with. We’re also looking to secure some funding for community contact sessions and we are really keen to develop the support we can give to families through a parent support network.”
“We’re also becoming increasingly aware of the food poverty affecting families so we’ve become a food hub for Food Works Sheffield and also take donations from Food Hub Sheffield and can offer healthy frozen meals that families can pre order and also cupboard essentials that we leave under a table near the exit so that families can take one if they want to without having to ask. Following on from that we are looking to develop a ‘Saturday kitchen’ so that families can eat together. We’re also busy sorting clothes we’ve been kindly donated to upload to our website for families to choose online and collect when they come for contact.”
“We’d love to hear from other centres developing ideas and see if we can get creative about how we can support families together!”
The link below takes you to a video showing you round the centre.