‘School Home Support – Brandon’ (2 years from September 2020)
A 2 year grant to provide a family practitioners in two schools serving the Brandon Estate which has experienced many incidents of violence affecting young people in recent years. The practioners identify young people struggling within the school context and then provide whole family support. The initiative is based on the assumption that early intervention is most effective, that engagement in education will have a positive impact on life choices and opportunities, and that it is essential to engage and support families in order to improve outcomes for children. SHS have used the UStSC grant to lever in corporate contributions and are now able to work in 4 Brandon schools over the two years.