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Home School Support Worker

“Hello my name is Debbie Emes and I am your family support worker. As well as having worked with children for many years I am also a parent and grandparent.”

 

Being a parent is very rewarding but it can also present us with some very challenging aspects to deal with and I can understand how this would place pressure on a happy, successful, smooth running home and school life.

 

Circumstances can change suddenly through no fault of our own and this can prove to be a challenge for many of us. This may be because of a house move, disability of a family member, housing unemployment, mental health problems or family breakdown.

 

As well as being able to help families with advice I am able to listen and empathise through counseling skills I have obtained through training. I am therefore well prepared to support parents in a non-judgmental way. I work closely with senior staff, our SEN coordinator and other agencies such as the school nurse, educational  psychologists and parent support groups.

 

Please contact me through the school office or catch me in the school playground if you would like to come in and have a chat one afternoon. I can also offer local home visits for some parents if needed.

 

I have listed some areas that you may like advice on:

  • mental / physical health issues
  • school attendance
  • sign posting
  • new starts / settling in
  • employment
  • food banks / housing / debt
  • family breakdown
  • bereavement / loss
  • Drug/ alcohol awareness
  • Volunteering in school and the community
  • Counselling / positive thinking/relaxation

 

I can also help by offering parents access to courses and activities in a variety of subjects within the community

  • Adult numeracy and literacy
  • Dyslexia support for parents/children
  • Lift psychology/ cognitive behaviour therapy
  • Parenting skills workshops
  • Learning English as an additional language
  • Pampering on a budget/keeping mind/body fit

 

 

Click on the links below to find additional downloads and resources…

  • 1 Big Database1 Big Database has information about a wide range of services for young children, young people, their parents and carers and professionals in Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Information includes: Housing, Education, Health, Money Matters, Family Support, Employment, Play and Leisure Facilities, Community Groups, Drugs, Information Service.

  • Children & Young PeopleThe Children and Young People Information Service offers information, advice and guidance on a wide range of linked support services for children, young people, their families and carers in South Gloucestershire.​ Find out information about: Childcare, Child & Family Support, Children & Young People’s Education, Family Welfare, Grants & Tax Credits, Helpline, Parent Support, Recruitment Training, Work-Life Balance, Youth.

  • Supportive ParentsProviding the Parent Partnership Service for South Gloucestershire. Giving parents/cares of children with SEN the information and support that they are entitled to. Enabling them to play a more active role in their children's education.

  • South Glos Parents & CarersProviding the Parent Partnership Service for South Gloucestershire. Giving parents/cares of children with SEN the information and support that they are entitled to. Enabling them to play a more active role in their children's education.

  • Resound Family ResourceHome to a growing number of family support strategies and groups. This includes parenting hot topic groups, parent buddying and sign posting to helpful agencies. There is also a food bank and a lovely coffee lounge where you can relax and talk. Please email janh@resoundbristol.co.uk or jayneg@resoundbristol.co.uk or Telephone 0117 3050969 mobile 07928717852

  • SurviveSurvive is an innovative local charity working towards freedom from domestic abuse for women and children in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. We offer practical and emotional support, accommodation, information and education for women, children and young people who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence and abuse.

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