The group will enable parents to get together and seek advice and guidance from a trained Family Support Worker.
“A lot of parents don’t know where to go for support,” said Manager of Community Family Care, Sasha Brown.
“They might be struggling with day-to-day family life. They could be facing difficulties such as challenging behaviour at home or housing issues - problems which aren’t serious enough for social services to become involved, but if they don’t get support, the issues escalate.
“Our aim is to provide an informal environment where parents can offload and seek help - a safe space to chat to other parents who may be experiencing similar problems. Through early intervention we can help prevent families reaching crisis point further down the line.”
The weekly drop-in sessions are set to begin at Brockworth Community Centre in May and will continue until March 2017.
The grant of £4,668 has come from the Tony Neather Fund, via the Gloucestershire Community Foundation.
Community Family Care, based at Staunton, helps families, children and young people in need of additional support. It seeks to improve parents’ confidence, help with routines to get children to school, or more complex support dealing with challenging behaviours at home.