Melanie co-ordinator at recently rebranded Tidal Family Support writes about their experience over the last few months:

We are excited to unveil our new rebrand and welcome you to Tidal Family Support (formally Jigsaw Family Support) on the Isle of Wight. We are a community based, not for profit, child-focused charity that works with families who are directly impacted by separation or divorce.

“Our mission here at Tidal Family Support is to provide a safe, caring and happy environment where parents can spend time with their children and focus on their needs. As part of the rebrand, we have also completed a refurbishment of the contact rooms and as a result our services are expanding”

Melanie goes on to explain how diversification is helping their sustainability moving forward “We are diversifying to offer a collaborative co-parenting approach, with the aim of reducing the number of families using the family courts. We’ve just become the Isle of Wight’s only licensed practitioners of the Parenting Apart Programme (PAP) as well as establishing a working relationship with The Hampton Trust, who kindly funded one of the team to complete the new Caring Dads programme.”

“To offer a holistic community approach, we have partnered with Working Towards Wellbeing Family Employment Advice Service. They are aiding lone parents and troubled families to engage in options to return to work, both paid and unpaid. This free service is being run in the centre and free childcare is provided to those families accessing the service. We hope all of the new services and partnerships will offer the centre the sustainability that is required to remain a vital service for every family. We were honoured to receive a recognition award this month for outstanding contribution to the community, presented to us by Councillor Michael Lilley, Mayor of Ryde.”

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