The Family Thrive Centre…
The Centre opened for business in January 2019. It is the fulfilment of a long term vision of the co-founders and Trustees of FRVF to bring back local services for families to the heart of our local community.
We are delighted with our first permanent base, enabling us to offer our 1:1 support in a flexible manner throughout the week and into the early evening. We are very grateful to Ribble Valley Borough Council (who own the building) for recognising the need for our work and supporting us in bringing our vision to life. We are also extremely grateful to a dedicated bunch of volunteers who turned out on their weekends and days off to help us re-decorate the building.
Another strand to our vision was the re-instigation of lost services back into the community. Our popular baby massage classes being the first of these to move in to the centre. Alongside this we are delighted that Messy Play sessions will start in September providing a transition group for those too old to attend massage any longer.
Inspire, the local substance misuse service now work from The Family Thrive Centre on a Monday enabling them to see their clients in one place in the community in which they live.
Ribble Valley Community Connectors are also based at the centre, again providing them with a local presence and enabling an increasing awareness of their service.