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Harvey Girls and Dads 4 Dads Ranked number 1 family support provider in East Staffs
Local charity Harvey Girls and Dads 4 Dads have been awarded a two year contract by Staffordshire County Council to provide family support services across East Staffordshire. The contract was awarded after an open tendering process which ranked Harvey Girls and Dads 4 Dads first and chose them as the preferred provider of family support services.
Emily Vinall, Senior Project Coordinator said, “We are delighted to be awarded this contract and be recognised as a leading provider for family support services within the County. We have worked hard to develop our quality support to young parents over the last 10 years in Burton and we are very excited about the opportunity to extend this support to all parents of 0-5 year olds across East Staffordshire.”
Ian North, Development Manager said, “This is tremendous news for the organisation and this contract is in recognition of the sterling work achieved by the organisation over the past 10 years. This now enables us to launch our new East Staffs Family Support project throughout the Borough as we now the number one provider for family support in the borough.”
Any family with a 0 – 5 year old child can contact Harvey Girls for support on 01283 533449, [email protected] or click here.
£280K funding secured for young mums charity
A support group for young mums and pregnant girls in East Staffordshire has been handed a cash boost of more than £280,000 in Lottery funding. Burton based Harvey Girls received £280,692 to provide support for young parents as part of the latest round of money from the Big Lottery Fund. The funding comes from the Reaching Communities programme which aims to help those most in need and to build stronger communities. Emily Vinall, Senior Project Coordinator and Ian North, Development Manager, revealed to the Mail in a joint statement what the money would be used for. They said “we are delighted with the news that we have been successful in obtaining this bid. This, in connection which being chosen as the preferred provider of family support within East Staffordshire by Staffordshire County Council, allows us to offer a holistic family support service.”
The project at Harvey Girls which is to receive the funding aims to lift the aspirations of young families, increase social interaction and economic wellbeing, and improve health. It will deliver parenting skills sessions and provide practical as well as emotional support. Young parents using Harvey Girls will also have the chance to develop employment skills and take up volunteering opportunities. The project also aims to reduce the number of unplanned pregnancies and support young people to develop safe and healthy lifestyles and relationships. The funding for Harvey girls, which runs sessions across East Staffordshire, was one of just three projects in the West Midlands to receive a share of the £1 million Big Lottery Fund pot. Helen Bullough, Big Lottery Fund spokesman for the West Midlands said: “I am really pleased to announce £1 million in funding to projects in the West Midlands supporting families to live healthier, happier and more fulfilled lives. There are increasing pressures on people in today’s economic climate, so empowering parents to feel more in control of their situation and better able to support future generations is a significant step forward strengthening communities.”