Social Care Team
Our Flying Start Social Care Team is made up of Social Workers, Domestic Abuse Project Workers and Support Officers. They can provide a wide range of support packages for families throughout Flying Start areas of Carmarthenshire.
Flying Start Social Workers
The Flying Start Social Worker will help families to build on their strengths and contribute to ensuring the best possible outcomes for families and children. They can offer support, information and advice to families who may be experiencing difficulties with relationships, parenting, mental health, housing and managing debt issues. Flying Start Social Workers work in partnership with families and can help by developing confidence and independence as well as signposting to other support services in Carmarthenshire.
Flying Start Domestic Abuse Project Workers
Flying Start Domestic Abuse Project Workers support families experiencing domestic abuse through groups and one to one delivery of the Freedom Programme; Recovery Toolkit Programme; Safety Trust and Respect Programme and one to one safety support. The DAPW’s give opportunities to families to increase their awareness around the subject of domestic abuse in an attempt to recognise the signs of abusive behaviour and unhealthy relationships. The aim being to encourage healthy relationships.
Flying Start Support Officers
Flying Start Support Officers work in partnership with parents and closely with the Flying Start Health Visitors and other members of the Flying Start service. They provide a range of one to one home based support for families helping parents and carers to build on their strengths and cope with the challenges of parenting and everyday life.
This home based support can include some of the following:
- Breastfeeding support
- Baby massage – to promote bonding and attachment
- Positive parenting strategies to support child development
- Lifestyle skills – routines in the home
- Promoting early language development, speech and communication
- Supporting families to access resources in the community for example Family Centres
- Support with sleep issues, potty training and information early nutrition and healthy eating