Presentation on theme: "Caban Bach Update on the delivery of the Incredible Years Programme from Caban Bach, Barnardos Background Barnardos has been delivering Incredible Years."— Presentation transcript:
Update on the delivery of the Incredible Years Programme from Caban Bach, Barnardos Background Barnardos has been delivering Incredible Years in Blaenau Ffestiniog for 10 years and has worked closely with the Incredible Years team at Bangor In 2007 Caban Bach Family Centre opened - full time nursery, 34 places - family support team
Family support team provides 1 : 1 support Group work Fathers Work Debt and budgeting advice
Rolling programme of Incredible Years courses Funded through Barnardos Cymorth Flying Start Big Lottery Working closely with colleagues at Gwynedd Children & Young Peoples Partnership
Expansion of service to new areas Gwynedd Children & Young Peoples Plan 2008 – 11 prioritised parenting support, additional Cymorth funds were secured to develop the work Courses held at Bala Trawsfynyndd Porthmadog Dolgellau Core business continued at Blaenau Ffestiniog including 1 Basic 1 Toddler 1 Basic for Nursery Staff 2 School Readiness
Barriers Finding suitable venues for co-location of parents course and mobile crèche Research needed as to whats available for parents in the area Getting referrals through in time to meet the parents before the course Travelling - cost - time - weather conditions - business insurance cover Time - building new relationships - setting up room - partners unable to share - admin tours
Benefits Bringing the Incredible Years Program to a new area - addressing behaviour problems - early intervention - lasting difference for families - research based intervention - credible outcome measurements - promotion of social and academic abilities in children
Benefits Community based in convenient locations with transport provided Childcare provided giving children the opportunity to socialise Social interaction and support for parents Co-working with other agencies - energising professionals - practical response to high caseloads Promoting childrens self confidence Trained, experienced, bilingual staff delivering the course with fidelity
Future Plans Continue expanding parenting courses to new areas of Gwynedd Concentrating primarily on the Meirionnydd area Further develop family support work to complement the Incredible Years work Working with Gwynedd Children & Young Peoples Partnership to implement WAGs Families First agenda
Courses in 2010 January-March- *Basic course held in Christs Church in Bala, with Nursery funding * Toddler course held in Caban Bach Blaenau Ffestiniog with Nursery funding April – July - * Toddler course held in Caban Bach in Blaenau Ffestiniog, with Nursery funding *Basic course for Caban Bach Nursery staff * School Readiness held in Caban Bach Blaenau Ffestiniog with Nursery Provided Sept – Dec - * Basic course in Trawsfynydd, 3 languages, child care and taxi provided. * Toddler course held in Dolgellau, with a Mobile crèche * Toddler course held in Porthmadog, with a mobile crèche, bus fares, Taxis. * School Readiness Pilot with Ysgol Maenofferen, Nursery provided.
January –April 2010 Course held in Christs Church Bala Childcare provided by Aykroyds Nursery Funding from Flying Start 10 members offered the course – 9 began, 8 completed 1 drop out
April-July Toddler course held in Caban Bach, Nursery funding provided Royal visit! 9 offered, 6 completed, 3 did not complete
September – December Basic course held in Trawsfynydd Childcare was provided by a local childminder and Caban Bach Nursery. Taxis were provided. Course was delivered in Welsh, English and Polish 10 members recruited – 6 completed, 4 drop out
September – December Toddler course held in Dolgellau Leisure centre. Mobile Crèche was provided by 5 Caban Bach staff members Up to 3 cars had to be taken on a weekly basis Eyberg scores were not collected for the younger children
September-December course held in Porthmadog Leisure Centre. Mobile Crèche, Bus Fares, and Taxis provided. Parents attended from Pwllheli, Morfa Nefyn, Penrhyndeudraeth, Porthmadog, and Blaenau Ffestiniog
The course has been invaluable. I have learned so much which i now use in my day to day life, my whole family has benefitted from this course and will for years to come. Transferable skills! – it works and it will again..... I felt it has given me the opportunity for reflexion, I have had the time that I needed to think about my children, value them and my family I have learned that my children are loving, playful and fun to be with, they are wonderful and lovely – things arent that bad!