Who am I?
I am a local parent with two grown up children and have always lived and worked within Tipton. As well as being employed in community roles I have also given my time as a volunteer on my days off.
I have been in my role as Family Support Advisor at Sacred Heart for over 11 years now. Most people know me as Miss Deb. I take my role very seriously and feel very privileged to be able to meet and support so many amazing families each day.
I work 3 days a week on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays . Please contact me on the number/email below and I would be happy to hear from you and offer my support. I can be contacted between 8.30am - 4pm
Family Support Advisor
Phone 0121 557 1511
What can I offer as Family Support?
· Promoting positive behaviour and
positive attitudes to learning.
· Advice and support in promoting positive behaviour at home.
· Promoting self-esteem and confidence.
· Meeting with school staff, pupils and parents to identify problems and possible solutions.
· Encouraging parents to make good relationships with the school.
· Meeting pupils and parents in school to provide ongoing support.
· Assistance in completing paperwork and forms eg housing, benefits, etc.
· Providing information and signposting to other services in the local area.
· Helping families to receive all the benefits and help they are entitled to, for example financial help with school meals, transport and clothing.
· Liaising with a range of external services such as Housing and Social Care.
· Leading Early Help and Changes interventions.
· Promoting adult educational courses.
Useful Contact numbers
Welfare Rights Sandwell 0121 569 3158
School Nurse 0121 612 2974
The Local Food Pantry 0121 612 2934.
The Well Foodbank, 15 Union Street, Tipton DY4 8QJ
Children’s Services 0121 569 3100
Early Help referral 0121 569 7291
School Admissions 0121 569 6765
Well Being Hub 03030 339903
SMBC (Housing) Tipton 0121 569 6000
SMBC enquiries 0121 368 1166
Burnt Tree Children’s Centre 0121 507 0740
Tipton Children’s Centre 0121 522 5150
Local Dentists https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-dentist
Local Doctors https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-gp
Police (non emergency) 101 in an emergency 999
Changes Parenting Programme
School Uniform Bank
Cost of Living Help
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We know people are worried so the government is offering help for households. See what cost of living support you could be eligible for. Click on the link below to find out more.
How to register for my Sandwell – click on the link below
Food Pantry Murray Hall
Rather than operating like a traditional food bank the Food Pantry operates on a subscription model where participants contribute £5.00 a week in return for around £15-£20 a week worth of shopping. In return they can access the pantry which operates like a shop – participants visit and choose their own food. Please see details below of how to register as a member
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South Staffs Water
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We can help you find the right solution to meet your needs.
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