Homestart are a national charitable organisation who use trained volunteers to support families in their own homes. They offer 2 hours a week of help. This may include, help to get out shopping, watching the children while you take a bath, helping you to get to hospital appointments.
Inspire are a local drug and alcohol support service. They deliver sessions from The Family Thrive Centre on a Monday enabling local people to get the support they need at a local base.
Two local Community Connectors are based at The Thrive Centre. There role is to enable people to get out and about in the locality.
Local GP’s are big advocates of our service. A local GP sits on our Board of Trustees. They often refer into the service recognising the speed of response and the effectiveness of the intervention we deliver.
Roefield are local community/charity run gym based next to the swimming baths in Clitheroe. They offer a range of classes and facilities for all ages.
FRVF have an arrangement with them to deliver health and nutrition classes and free membership for a month.
Red Rose Recovery have provided us with funding to work with people in recovery from substance mis-use challenges. We can offer free emotional support to anyone who is recovering from any such issues.
Health Visitors, School Nurses and Midwives work closely with us, helping us to reach young families very quickly. This is particularly important in respect of mums who may be starting to show signs of post-natal depression.
RIBBLE VALLEY COUNCIL
The Foundation for Ribble Valley Families are very grateful for the help and support of Ribble Valley Borough Council (RVBC). Their support has enabled the charity to turn the former physiotherapy, which is owned by RVBC into their home, ‘The Family Thrive Centre.’ FRVF are delighted that their local councilors and elected members recognise the importance of early intervention in relation to mental health and wellbeing and that they are demonstrating a desire to support such a key issue in their local community.
The charity was thrilled to have received a grant from RVBC earlier this year which will help with the running costs of the centre.