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Stronger Families Project

What is it?

It's for families with teenagers to learn to work together positively, try a range of creative activities, and discover opportunities for volunteering and personal development.  

It's a two-day programme of outdoor activities including craft, art, nature identification and micro-volunteering, promoting a positive learning experience and introduction to family volunteering.    

 

What will we be doing?

A selection of activities in the woods including willow weaving, using art materials, spotting animals and plants, photography, and crafts. Family volunteering taster sessions may include balsam bashing, hedge laying, dry stone walling, and path clearing.  

 

Am I eligible? 

  • You must live in the Barnsley borough 

  • Families must have at least one child aged between 11 and 18 years old.  

  • Stronger Families: Kindred is for families who feel that they need some help with  2 or more of the following issues:

Staying safe in the community

Parents or children who are affected by crime and/or antisocial behaviour

Getting a good education and skills for life

Children who have not been attending school regularly

Improving children’s life chances

Children who need extra help, from the earliest years to adulthood

Improving living standards

Families who are out of work,  who need help with money matters , or who are worried about being homeless.

Staying safe in relationships

Families who are affected by domestic abuse

Living well, improving physical and mental health and wellbeing

Parents and children with health needs.

If you’re unsure about your eligibility, please feel free to call Joanna on 07968 869732. 

 

How do I apply?

Referrals can be made by a referring organisation or an individual in the following ways:   

Application Form: Complete this online application form.

OR Email Joanna with referral details and a contact number: joannasutcliffe@barnsley.gov.uk 

OR Phone Joanna for more information and to apply over the phone: 07968 869732

  

Dates for Stronger Families: Kindred

 

 

Dates  

Time  

Stronger Families 1 

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th June 

10:30am – 3:15pm  

Taxis collect at 10:00 & drop off at 3:45 

Stronger Families 2 

Saturday 14th August & Sunday 15th August 

10:30am – 3:15pm  

Taxis collect at 10:00 & drop off at 3:45

Stronger Families 3 

Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th August 

10:30am – 3:15pm  

Taxis collect at 10:00 & drop off at 3:45

Stronger Families 4 

Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th August 

10:30am – 3:15pm  

Taxis collect at 10:00 & drop off at 3:45

Stronger Families 5 

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th September 

10:30am – 3:15pm  

Taxis collect at 10:00 & drop off at 3:45

Stronger Families 6 

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th September 

10:30am – 3:15pm  

Taxis collect at 10:00 & drop off at 3:45 

Stronger Families 7 

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th September 

10:30am – 3:15pm  

Taxis collect at 10:00 & drop off at 3:45 

Stronger Families 8 

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th October 

10:30am – 3:15pm  

Taxis collect at 10:00 & drop off at 3:45

 

*The Stronger Families: Kindred programme is for parents / carers and 11-18 year olds and, ideally, arrangements would be made for childcare for any younger children in the family for the two days. However, if you're unable to arrange childcare for any younger children in the family, please still apply and we will do our best to accommodate them. 

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Joanna
Telephone
E-mail
joannasutcliffe@barnsley.gov.uk
Last updated on 02/09/2021
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