In East Renfrewshire, the Family First team work with parents across the authority to help develop confidence and increase their skills by building on their strengths and supporting them to make links within their local community. As a direct result of Family First intervention and support, 56% of these families improved their family circumstances, their wellbeing and increased their knowledge by being involved in a variety of parenting approaches and wellbeing programmes.
A further 20% of parents increased their financial knowledge, which led them to engage with the Council’s Money Advice & Rights Ream, Citizens Advice Bureau, local third sector providers and Social Security Scotland. This approach increased family wellbeing and prevented things from getting worse. (242 families were supported in East Renfrewshire via Family First in 2019/20).