Help & Support
Although school is closed for the summer holiday please feel reassured that you can still contact our family support worker, Miss Tyson via email firstname.lastname@example.org and via school mobile on 0771565786. Miss Tyson will ensure to check emails and phone calls/texts regularly and reply to you as soon as possible regarding any issue or concern you may have.
Please also see the list below of various other local services available to offer advice and support at any time for you and your family.
GP, Health Visitor or School Nurse
If you have concerns about your child's health and wellbeing or development, discuss it with your GP, health visitor or school nurse. They will be able to advise you on issues such as eating disorders, speech problems, bedwetting, potty training, sleeping problems, establishing a routine, behaviour and tantrums, mental health, emotional health, self harming, drugs and alcohol, pregnancy and contraception.
Children and Family Wellbeing Service
The Children and Family Wellbeing Service, previously children's centres and Young People's Service, provide services to help with parenting and other support you may need.
Some of this will be in groups and some of this will be with individuals.
Some of the services are available to all children or families and others are for those who are in most need of support.
We offer different services across a range of locations to meet the needs of the local community including:
- Support for individual children, young people or their families
- Health services – ranging from health visitors to breastfeeding
- Parenting advice for mums, dads and carers
- Activities and groups where your baby, toddler or child can play and learn
- A place to pick up Healthy Start vitamins and tablets
- Advice to help you to support your child’s learning from birth
- A great place to make new friends
- Connecting with the local community
- Access to specialist support for families with children with disabilities/additional needs
- Groups for expectant mums and dads
- Advice and guidance on how to keep you and your child healthy
- Sensory rooms
- Information about local childcare
- Groups for young people to attend
- Advice for young people
- Help to access adult learning opportunities
- Advice on jobs, training and benefits
- Opportunities for volunteering
To find out what groups and support are available in your area you can ask your nearest service
Colne Neighbourhood Centre
Citizen’s Advice Bureau
Citizens Advice help thousands of people to resolve their legal, money and a huge variety of other issues by providing free, independent and confidential advice every year.
We give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward - whoever they are, and whatever their problem.
Colne Neighbourhood Centre, Walton Street, Colne, Lancashire, BB8 0EL
61/63 Every Street, NELSON, Lancashire, BB9 7LT
Adviceline (England): 03444 111 444
Being a parent has never been easy. It can be lonely, frustrating, heart breaking and over-whelming.
Life-changing events can happen to anyone. That is why Home-Start is ready to support families through their toughest times.
Every Home-Start volunteer is trained to help them work alongside you to overcome the challenges you are facing. We work with you to build on your strengths and give you the support that you tell us that you need.
Home-Start in East Lancashire (Nelson Office)
Telephone: 01282 690536
Nelson Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is an active member of the Nelson Churches Foodbank. As such we jointly host the foodbank at the Salvation Army twice a week, along with Christ Church on Carr Road.
If you are in need of help you can come along to the Foodbank at the following times:
The Salvation Army 2pm-4pm
The Salvation Army 2pm-4pm
Email address: email@example.com
Phone: 01282 693670
St Bartholomew Church, Colne
St Bartholomew's church are offering 'get by' bags this summer for all families. These provide enough to make a lunch plus a bit more. They will be available on a Monday and a Thursday 11.30-12.30 from the church porch.