Family Centres in Reigate and Banstead
Family Centres offer one-to-one family support to meet the needs of local families and children. By using a model of individual packages of care, these centres provide specialist support for vulnerable families wherever that best suits them – whether that is at home, in local community venues or at the centre itself. This is a great way for families to get advice about day-to-day issues as these centres offer courses on parenting and provide workshops on issues such as keeping your family safe. The Centres also run specific programmes for children who have been exposed to domestic violence, as well as offering individualised support for children with additional needs. Family centres have a wide range of support for parents and children to ensure better parenting and better outcomes for children.
These centres aim to prevent family circumstances from having a significant impact on the health, development and general well-being of children. There are four family centres in the borough of Reigate and Banstead, and you can contact them to find out what services they offer or check the information on their websites.
The Red Oak Family Centre – Merstham
The family centre for Merstham and Salfords is run by Furzefield Primary and Nursery School on behalf of Surrey County Council.
Address: Radstock Way, Merstham, RH1 3NH
Tel: 01737 645908
Welcare in East Surrey Family Centre – Redhill
The family centre for Redhill, Earlswood and Reigate is run by Welcare in East Surrey on behalf of Surrey County Council. Welcare is a regional charity working with children and families across South London and East Surrey.
Address: Welcare House, 24 Warwick Road, Redhill RH1 1BU
Tel: 01737 780884
Epsom Downs Family Centre
The family centre for Epsom Downs, Tadworth, Banstead and Hooley is run by Epsom Downs Primary School on behalf of Surrey County Council.
Address: Epsom Downs Primary School, St Leonard’s Road, Epsom Downs KT18 5RJ
Tel: 01737 851079 or 01737 851085
Horley Family Centre
The family centre for Horley is operated by YMCA East Surrey on behalf of Surrey County Council. YMCA East Surrey is a local charity with experience of providing targeted services for the most vulnerable children and young people.
Address: Horley Young People and Family Centre, The Old Fire Station, Albert Road, Horley RH6 7JA
Tel: 01293 775777
At the centres, a team of specialised Family Support Workers will work directly with the families to offer support and guidance for a variety of areas including special educational needs, parenting, behaviour, mental health and much more. Whether you are looking for an informative parenting course or want to help develop your child’s communication through fun play-based sessions, Family Centres have got you covered. Centres can also signpost parents and families to the best local resources and if required, help them with form filling and accompanying visits to schools and nurseries. These centres are a vital community resource and are consistently looking for ways to help local residents via the following:
The services that Family Centres in Reigate and Banstead are offering comes as part of the change to the way that Surrey County Council supports families. The new approach looks at focusing resources on helping the families most in need of support, rather than providing universal services for all families. For information on universal services and other support groups you can use the Surrey Family Information Directory.
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18th January 2022.