Focus Family

In Cumbria the Supporting Families programme is delivered under the name "Focus Family"

Focus Family offers support for families facing challenges:

  • Address risk of sanctions from Job Centre
  • Identifying under and over payments from Job Centre, which often results in families facing further financial difficulties when money has to be repaid
  • Move adults into training by paying for their child care costs 
  • Link in with local charities and businesses to provide appropriate support
  • Families helped with setting up home due to fleeing domestic abuse 
  • Sanitary products for girls and women struggling to access appropriate protection 
  • Prom Wear project so disadvantaged families can still go to their proms 
  • Get additional welfare assistance for frontline staff to share with families in need 

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