Family Reunion and Parenting Project - in partnership with Rainbow Haven.
This ground-breaking project enables families to overcome the multiple challenges arising from family reunion following serial migration: reducing the likelihood of family breakdown, or the involvement of social services or the family courts.
Launching in Autumn 2020, the project will include Family Reunion group sessions led by a psychological practitioner. These sessions will focus on re-building relationships, addressing expectations and helping children and parents talk to each other about their experiences whilst separated and their hopes and aspirations now they are reunited.
Alongside these sessions, the project will provide Parenting groups which will improve families’ understanding of UK parenting expectations and child protection laws, as well as encouraging parents to access local resources.
The project will also recruit and train BME people to deliver cultural consultancy work and peer mentoring for families.
In addition to partnering with Rainbow Haven, we will be working with GMIAU, British Red Cross, and other organisations in Greater Manchester to deliver a whole systems approach.
This project is funded by the Reaching Communities National Lottery Community Fund and Trafford Housing Trust Social Investment.