Family Support

Support for Families

We offer a wide range of support for families, including our Positive Family Futures project and Young Parents Project. We also offer events for parents and their children.

Our Family Links service provides support for families affected by drug and alcohol addiction and misuse.

The Young Parents Project provides support, advice and employability programmes for young parents throughout Glasgow.

Our Positive Family Futures project provides a wide range of courses to improve skills and confidence.

We also provide services and events for new parents and parents of young children, for example Bookbug sessions and buggy walks, and our Oral Health Project provides families with information and support in improving children’s oral health.

Click the buttons below for more information.

The Family Links service provides support for children, young people and families living in the North East of Glasgow who have been affected by substance abuse or alcohol misuse.

Family Links provides support for families based around their individual needs.

For children affected by parental drug or alcohol misuse we can offer:

  • One-to-one work on issues with confidence, feelings and behaviour
  • Issue-based group work
  • A Holiday Programme

For parents we offer:

  • One-to-one support, group work
  • The Addiction Recovery Support Women’s Group
  • Specifically adapted one-to-one parenting programmes

Social work teams, the North Glasgow Community Addiction Team, Family Support groups, Health Visitors and GPs can make a referral to the Family Links Team. Parents can also self-refer.

Call us on 0141 553 0808 to speak to a member of the team for more information.

Young Parents Project

The Young Parents Project supports young parents across Glasgow to make connections with other parents and take part in a range of activities.

Our Young Parent Coordinators will support the activities and work with parents on a one to one basis to help you to identify opportunities and give you a chance to talk through any worries or concerns that you might have.

You can benefit from our service if you are:

  • aged between 16 and 25 years old (26 years old for care leavers)
  • more than 13 weeks pregnant or already have children
  • live within the boundaries of Glasgow City Council

The Young Parents project is led by the parents themselves who chose what activities they want to take part in and where and when they would like to come together. We want our service to be as accessible as possible so don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

If you are interested in taking part in this project or want to refer a young parent, call 0141 553 0808 and ask for Tricia.

Positive Family Futures

Positive Family Futures is a new project that encourages people to make positive changes within their own lives and the lives of others by coming together to share experiences and skills.

The project is guided by a steering group made up of local people. Please contact us if you are interested in being involved in this group.

We respond to the needs of the community. We support local people by providing advice, information and assistance to take part in activities in the community, as well as start-up, deliver and continue to run activities.

We provide support to volunteer both within and outwith the project.

Currently we offer:
• A range of courses and workshops
• A range of social and family activities
• School holiday family activities

Keep up-to-date with this project via our Facebook and Twitter pages, or contact us for more information.

Oral Health Project

Our Oral Health Project helps families in the North East in improving their health and wellbeing along with their child’s especially oral health. The project supports families with children between the age of 0-2 years, and pregnant people.

The Oral Health Project offers a range of services surrounding health of parents and their young ones, through both educational and activity projects:

  • 1-2-1 support with any complex situations
  • Toddler Group / Bookbug health sessions for you and your baby to join for songs, rhymes and story time. Bookbug is also the chance to interact with other mums and babies. See below for more information
  • Information and support on improving and managing oral health for your baby
  • Help and support with oral health including sugar and decay information, fact sheets and tooth decay models
  • Buggy walk for 150 minutes every Thursday at 11:30am- 2pm starting at Rosemount Lifelong Learning (see below)
  • Tums to Mums sessions for expecting parents with support on oral health during pregnancy, breastfeeding, birthing options, financial benefits/support available during pregnancy and after

The oral project can help you access the tools for your child’s oral health and help you find the support you require in your local area for your child’s oral health.

For more information and help contact Kiran on 07701 338 495 or Kiran.Kaur@rosemount.ac.uk.

Here are some useful links and information on oral health for 0-2 years:

Buggy Walk

Our buggy walks take place at Rosemount Lifelong Learning every Thursday starting from 11:30am-2:30pm.

The walk is for a total of 150 minutes and is lead by a trained walk leader. The buggy walk is a chance to meet other parents in the local area whilst getting the chance to walk into city centre and maintain wellbeing and fitness.

If you would like to join our buggy walk contact Kiran on 07701 338 495.

Bookbug Sessions

In connection with the Scottish Book Trust, we host weekly Bookbug sessions every Tuesday from 12:30pm-1:30pm at Roystonhill Community Hub, G21 2LN. Join us for free story, song and rhyme sessions for babies, toddlers, pre-school children, and their families.

Bookbug sessions are open to all families with a range of different books used each week. For more information on Bookbug sessions, visit scottishbooktrust.com/bookbug.