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Early Help

Early Help in Trafford aims to make sure that services to support children, young people and their families are there when they need them.

Early Help support is for the whole family; children, young people and adults. We recognise you know your family best and when one person is facing a challenge it can affect others, and sometimes there is a significant life event that affects everyone.

Find out more about Early Help Assessments and Plans

 

Support for families during the Coronavirus Lockdown 

During the Coronavirus lockdown period the Early Help Hubs are closed. However the following services are available:

- Individual support for families who are already receiving one to one support from a member of the hub team, this will continue.

- Telephone advice to offer support and to signpost to other key agencies is available from 10am – 4pm Mon – Friday.

- The Early Help Hub's Facebook page will offer information, advice and links.

- The Early Help Hub's generic email addresses are available for specific queries.

- The North Area Panel and Early Help Panel are still active, and are now being run as a virtual panel.

Partington hub - 0161 912 2122 https://www.facebook.com/PUWACC/

email: partingtonccandearlyhelphub@trafford.gov.uk 

Stretford hub - number 0161 912 5020 https://www.facebook.com/SEHH9

email: stretfordccandearlyhelphub@trafford.gov.uk 

We will aim to get back to you within 2 days.

Panel information - North Area Panel – onetraffordresponse@trafford.gov.uk

Early Help Panel – earlyhelppanel@trafford.gov.uk

For the Partington hub - midwife/ maternity enquiries contact St Mary’s hospital 0161 624 0420 or Wythenshawe on 0161 291 2950

We are working with other partners and agencies to ensure we can offer the best support and advice at this time, please also consider accessing the Trafford Service Directory or the Community Response Hub line on 0300 330 9073 (option 4 for Trafford) for advice one the following: food shopping, Getting fuel (on a pre-paid meter), getting essential medication, looking after pets or someone to talk to.

Services for Parents

Reducing Parental Conflict - Trafford Safeguarding Partnership

Online parenting course - The Solihull Approach online courses are a well-established and trusted way of understanding more about your child.  

Parenting Courses - courses available via the early help hubs in Stretford and Partington including Increadible Years, Escape and Riding the Rapids.

Trafford Sunrise - support for parents of children aged 5-12 years coping with difficult feelings and/or behavioural difficulties.

Sleep Tight Trafford - 1 to 1 clinics for any parent whose child is struggling to sleep and specialist Sleep clinic for children who are under the care of a paediatrician or HYM.

Coaching Inside and Out - work with a  life coach to bring about change in your life, a service for adults, families and young people across Trafford 

Me, You and Baby Too - is an online resource designed to help new and expectant parents adapt to the changes that parenthood can have on their relationship.

 

Family Support Services

Homestart - supports families going through difficult times by providing volunteers who visit them regularly in their own homes.

Intensive Family Support - for families experiencing multiple and/or complex needs that require additional support.

Early Break Holding Families - whole family support for children and family members affected by parental substance misuse.

 

Services for 0-11s

Early Help Hub Stretford and Early Help Hub - Partington - service hubs where children and their families can receive seamless integrated services and information.

List of services available at Early Help Hubs - including family support, midwives clinic, registering a birth and stay & play.

Trafford Sunrise - support for children aged 5-12 years in coping with difficult feelings and/or behavioural difficulties and promoting emotional wellbeing. 

Engage Mentoring - intensive mentoring and group activity sessions for young people aged between 8 and 16.

 

Services for Young People

YES - Trafford Youth Engagement Service - provides a wide range of opportunities for young people to access support and information in a safe, non-judgmental and confidential manner.

Kooth - free anonymous online counselling, advice and mental health support service for young people in Trafford aged 11-18.

Engage Mentoring - intensive mentoring and group activity sessions for young people aged between 8 and 16.

Coaching Inside and Out - work with a  life coach to bring about change in your life, a service for adults, families and young people across Trafford.

Rainbow Reflections - Trafford youth group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans people or those questioning their gender or sexuality.

42nd Street - for those who are aged 13 to 25, and under stress, or know someone who is.

Young Carers - work with young carers offering one to one support, groups and activities  and support at school.