Govan HELP - Glasgow
Govan Home and Education Link Project is a family education support project. Also known as Govan HELP, the project aims to improve the educational attainment and life skills of children and their families, who are "just coping". Prevention, 'early years' and building reslilience, confidence and self-worth are all central to Govan HELP's provision.
Established in 1996, Govan HELP was formerly known as Hill's Trust Home School Community Project. it offers a "menu" of integrated early intervention services to support the child, his/her family and their holistic needs. Govan HELP offers its services to pupils and their families from three primary schools and two nurseries.
Services & activities include individual support to vulnerable families, play therapy and related approaches, positive parenting programmes, afult counselling, a Parents Volunteer Programme, a Family Holiday Programme & after-school Family Activity Group and a Children’s Befriending Service. The project offers training for adults in ESOL, first aid, sewing, computer classes and social support groups. It also signposts parents for specific employment/training advice, and supports family applications for financial support to “Radio Clyde Cash for Kids”.
In June 2015 Govan HELP was awarded new funding from the Big Lottery, enabling it to doubled its staff team, expand its services and develop new services.