Family Support Service
Fortunate – Debbi considers herself very privileged to be able to meet and work with young people & their families
Accommodating – She will do her best to be flexible with what she offers
Mediator – She has years of experience of liaising with families and teams around them
Insightful – Debbi is very preceptive and able to make sense of very complex situations
Looks for clues – Debbi is very good at unpicking situations and highlighting what may and may not be important.
Young people are important – She believes in keeping the young person at the centre of all her work
Supportive – Debbi makes use of her years of experience and professional skills to help families share their load
Understanding – Debbi carefully listens to a family’s needs, Debbi enjoys building a rapport with families
Parents are important – Debbi fundamentally believes in keeping parents views & needs in mind when working
Positive – Debbi, by nature is a very positive/can do kind of lady
Open minded – Debbi does not judge, only listen to one side or jump to conclusions.
Resilient – Debbi is experienced & has worked in a very wide range of situations & environments over the years
Thoughtful– Debbi will treat each piece of work as an individual one and put thought and care into all she offers.
Practical – Debbi by nature is a very resourceful and practical person
Reflective – She will listen, gather information and then put together a considered plan
Active listening – By using this skill Debbi is able to use information gathered to give bespoke support & advice.
Communication is key –Debbi understands the value of this particularly when teams around a family are large.
Timely – By being able to offer quick and effective support when it is needed Debbi’s outcomes are very good.
Interested – Debbi thoroughly enjoys her work and is always interested in who she meets and the work she does.
Tools – She has many tools, resources, contacts and ideas to help support her work.
Inspiring – Debbi likes to inspire and equally be inspired when working.
Ooops– Debbi will highlight and reassure that we all have oops moments, herself included.
New beginnings – She enjoys watching a new start as support and ideas are put in place.
Enabler –Debbi enjoys putting a plan in place to scaffold and enable not ‘do for’.
Researching – Debbi relishes looking into and keeping up to date with new information, organisations & ideas.
How will this service be offered?
- Visits – homes/schools/settings
- Clinic or virtual consultations
- Attendance at meetings to support families of advocate for the young person – virtual or face-to-face
Who is it designed for?
Young people and their families who are having a difficult time. This may be for any number of reasons some examples are…
- Parents with long term or life limiting conditions
- Extra support is required for a family to access places and opportunities
- The young person has complex medical needs
- Helping with school attendance
- Breakdown in family relationships and communication
- Managing and understanding emotions and behaviours for the whole family
- Parenting workshops/programmes and principles – supporting parents to support their children.