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  • Fife Health and Social Care Partnership - Community Transitions Fund for children under 4 affected by parental substance use

    Created: 20/05/2024
    News/Events Category: Funding and Finance
    This item will show under the following categories: Children and Families   Health and Social Care  

    Fife Health and Social Care Partnership is seeking applications from third sector partners for funding related to community transitions for families with a child or children under four affected by parental substance use.

    The service model aims to provide perinatal support to pregnant women and mothers with a child under four years affected by parental substance use who are not engaged with social work services or subject to any statutory measures which may place them at risk of family breakdown

    Service Model Description:

    • A frequent level of perinatal and follow on support provided for women affected by substance use with the aim of keeping children with their birth families
    • Provision of practical and daily living support (e.g accessing housing, benefits, managing the household and income maximisation) as such agile and flexible in its delivery responding rapidly to needs of the family as they emerge.)
    • Provision of emotional support and knowledge of local agencies and resources to improve parent’s health and wellbeing.
    • The service’s role will be transitional initially, working closely with the parent and employing active linkage to all types of support available in the community as well as health appointments with midwifery and health visiting.
    • Key elements of the service’s role will be to utilise an asset based approach and build capacity/capabilities within the family - including life skills, parental skills/attachment, confidence, self-esteem, and motivation and assets the family already has - to enable moving on from service support to community/grassroot universal support benefitting from what’s available from their community.
    • Advocate on behalf of the family when needed but aim to build confidence and skills for self-advocacy and self-management Support will be community based and delivered in the home or wherever it is most convenient for the family.
    • Partnership working with the referrer as part of a case management approach and all work should pertain to the identified outcomes in the child’s and family plan.
    • Provision of equitable service delivery in the evenings and weekends as standard normal office hours

    Funding will be initially provided for 12 months from operational start date, to test a new approach for delivering holistic whole family support to approximately 25-35 families per annum. The budget envelope established for the delivery of this service is between £100k to £120k per annum. 

    Services will be agreed through a Service Level Agreement, based on the Service Brief and will be monitored and evaluated by The Health & Social Care Quality Assurance/Contracts Team. 

    How to apply

    If you are interested in providing this service, please email [email protected] to request the application forms.

    The application should be returned along with detailed cost breakdowns, based on the information contained within the service brief paper, to the e-mail address, [email protected]

    The closing date for applications is 12.00pm (noon) on 25th June, 2024.

    If you have any questions about the brief, then please email [email protected].




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