Family Support Worker
My name is Gail Newman and I am the Family Support Worker for Wood Field Primary School.
My role in school is to provide support, advice and information to families within our school community. I can help you with any worries that you may have in relation to your child’s education, behaviour and wellbeing. I am also here as someone to talk to if you need it!
Support for children includes: promoting good attendance and punctuality, promoting self-esteem and confidence, promoting positive behaviour and attitudes towards learning.
Support for families includes: Signposting you to services in the local area, Liaising with a range of external services such as housing and social care, assistance with completing paperwork and attending meetings with outside agencies with you.
Sutton Young Carers https://www.suttoncarerscentre.org/
Crisis Cafe for adults struggling with mental health https://smhf.org.uk/suttoncrisiscafe
Networking group for local parents http://localmumsonline.com/local-mums/wallington-mums/childrens-centres-in-wallin/
Charity who help with housing ansd much much more www.home-start.org.uk
Download our support for families pack here
Emotionally based school avoidance information
Young Minds - support group for parents whose child is accessing CAMHs.
Mind - A mental health charity 0300 123 3393
Playwise - Pam Fry runs playgroups for children with ASD 0208 7704812
Sutton Mencap - Play service for children with additional needs, aged 7+
Tweedale Children's centre - A Community uniform bank for local Primary and Secondary schools. Open 9-4.30 Monday-Friday. 0208 7706000
Home Start - Voluntary organisation to support families who are finding parenting challenging. 0208 6476501
Sutton Health and Care - Offer a wide range of adult and child support services: eg: familiy hubs, children's continence service, children's therapies, care home support, community nursing.
Action for children - parenting support and live chats for families with disabled children.
Parents forum - Help with Sutton disability services.
Sutton Women's Centre - Low cost counselling, parenting workshops, support groups, freedom programme and food banks
Refuge - 24 hour National domestic abuse helpline 0808 2000247
Transform - Domestic violence one stop shop 0208 0927569 Opens Weds 9.30-11.30
Family Information Service - Parenting support, registered childminders
Sutton Food Bank - 07525 838640
Sutton Salvation Army Food Bank - Open Monday 12-2 and Friday 12-2
Bishop Andrewes Church Food Bank - Open Wed 6.30-8pm