Help for vulnerable families

East Riding of Yorkshire Council, with its partners, is preparing a strategy which is aimed at supporting and empowering vulnerable families and helping them to improve their lives.

The work is a response to government legislation.

The council is keen to hear both from parents/carers who have been involved with services designed to support families (whether provided by the council or another organisation) and from those who have had no or little involvement with these services but would have liked more assistance.

In this way, the council hopes that the support available can be developed and improved, maybe by doing some things differently.

The council wants to hear not just from families who may be experiencing financial difficulties but also those where children’s life chances could potentially be lessened because of a vulnerability such as risk-taking behaviour or a disability.

All views will remain confidential but will be used to shape the documents and may be anonymously quoted.

If you would like to share your views, please contact Katherine Stoney,volunteering officer, Youth Support Service, on (01482) 392835 or katherine.stoney@eastriding.gov.uk by 26th. October 2012.