Camden Futures offers various ranges of support to Camden families through a partnership of local voluntary organizations and supported by Haverstock Healthcare. The Camden Futures partners areElfrida Rathbone Camden (lead agency), children’s services charity Coram, Camden Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) and Haverstock Healthcare. In January 2012 the partnership was awarded £900,000 spread over 3 years from the Big Lottery Improving Futures Fund, and has also received additional funding from the London Borough of Camden to deliver joined-up support for local families with multiple needs.
Camden families will benefit from multi-disciplinary support offered by a team of 10 workers on issues such as family relationships and dynamics, emotional and behavioral problems, poverty and welfare needs. To be eligible for the service families, both the child and the parent(s) will have support needs. The eldest child in the family should be aged 5 to 10 years and the priority will be on families who, at the time of referral, have no-one else helping them to improve the lives of their children.
One of its distinctive features is the presence of Family Development Workers at 5 Camden GP Practices:
The co-location of a worker in each surgery provides an effective way to deal with non-medical issues presented by patients and to provide appropriate support to those families within Camden Futures’ Multi-Agency Team. The service also benefits from being able to refer families with additional needs not met by the service into the Camden Futures Wider Referral Network.
Camden Futures multi-disciplinary team includes:
Family Development Workers who are based at GP practices. Families receive intensive support through home visits around parenting, family dynamics, and child behavioural issues as well as practical help in trying out different parenting strategies and in accessing other community resources.
Parent Support Advisors who support parents to engage with their child’s school, and work with them around issues such as behaviour, special educational needs and barriers such as language or disabilities.
Creative Therapists who offer one to one and family support sessions in local schools to enhance children’s communication and social and emotional development, especially for those who need to overcome a traumatic experience.
Financial Inclusion Worker based at CAB’s main office, provides advice and support to families around debt issues, welfare benefits and money management
All of Camden Futures Bases can be located on the below map:
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Before making a referral, enusre you have downloaded and read the Eligibility Criteria Checklist. If the referral crtieria are met then please download and complete one of the below referral forms:
Completed referrals should be e-mailed to [email protected] or faxed to 0207 424 1605
For more information about the service or to discuss a referral, please contact:
Camden Futures Coordinator
0207 424 1622