Families and priorities after June 8th 2017

The UK is moving fast towards the next general election, debates, broadcasts, chat shows and face to face meetings.

But what are they going to do to help families? So much talk and we wonder what the action will be? 

Pledges for childcare are hot in the press, promises, considerations, making life better and much more.

It was with huge interest that our partnership read the blog from Family and Childcare Trust called: General Election 2017: What are the parties going to do for families?

In the last week  all the main party manifestos are launched with main committments and pledges. Well worth reading!!

Our partnership remains fundamentally in support of high quality, affordable and accessible for all families and an effective choice to ensure that children grow and develop, thrive and learn, both within families and in childcare settings.

We work within local authorities and directly with settings to ensure that we are at the forefront of understanding and development.

Family and Childcare Trust are a campaigning organisation with a strong voice towards government understanding.

Julia Margo, Chief Executive has asked for support in the Family and Childcare Trust’s call to the next government to ensure that;

“Every parent is better off working, after they’ve paid for childcare and that every child can access high quality childcare to boost their learning”

Join us in supporting Family and Childcare Trust in their committment to families futures in the next parliament.

Sue Martin

Brent Parent Champions

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Very close to Wembley Stadium is Brent Civic Centre. It really is an impressive council building and hosts a broad array of services, with the focus clearly on community and diversity.

Wembley library is part of the ground floor and a famous supermarket store is also easily accessible.

We worked with council officer, Andrea Lagos, and through the Family and Childcare Trust, the Parent Champions programme, to deliver our training and support to those attending the sessions.

At the end of the second day, Mariya, see above, and fifteen other new Parent Champions received certificates. Proud to be going out into the community to let other parents and families know about a whole range of services that are available for free for families with young children.

In Brent there is also a focus on Health. A new programme was discussed to help support families when they need health advice, without going straight to A & E. Radhikah Howarth, also with FCT, talked to the Parent Champions about new schemes that will help.

From the previous training last year there have been a record number of parents contacted and more and more information is now available to support parents and families.

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A great scheme, a great place and Smith Martin Partnership are pleased to deliver the training.

Sue Martin

SmithMartin Partnership LLP – working with communities