Grassroots

The Grassroots Project supports families who are expecting a baby and/or who have children under 5 years old who live in rural South Lanarkshire and who need extra help to improve their family’s health and wellbeing. 

The Grassroots Project supports families who are expecting a baby and/or who have children under 5 years old who need extra help to live a healthier, less stressful lifestyle and help ensure babies and children get the best start in life and reach their potential.

The project has a 3 pronged approach to early intervention:

Intensive Parental Support Programme – trained local volunteers are matched to families to support them to their healthcare appointments, to attend community activities and activities in our Family Education Support Programme, to promote other healthcare services and to promote physical and emotional wellbeing.

Family Education Support Programme offers a range of learning and development opportunities that other services/organisations don’t already provide.  This includes cookery sessions, baby massage, stress management, adult & child first aid, Play@home, all of which help increase and improve confidence and skills. Please see current activities running: FESP Activities and Timetable

Pre-conception Information Education Service to encourage young people at risk to make informed lifestyle choices to reduce the potential of unplanned and unhealthy pregnancies 

Project Outcomes:

Vulnerable pregnant women and families with children under 5 will have improved relationships within the family unit and local community.

•participating in activities together as a family
•more confident to access local organisations and services
•improvement in their emotional wellbeing and resilience
•better relationship with their babies/children

Vulnerable pregnant women and families with children under 5 will be more confident and capable parent/carers

•improved parenting skills
•improvement in their confidence to provide care to their unborn child and/or children
•improved social networks with other families

How do I get involved?

For more information contact Clare Cook, Grassroots Development Worker on 01555 880666.

Click to download the Grassroots Welcome Sheetan agency referral form and self referral form.

The Project now has a DVD starring our volunteers, beneficiaries, partners and staff explaining the benefits and needs of the project and the difference it has made. Grassroots DVD can be viewed clicking on the following link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BW-mXpSjsw

If you are interested in becoming a Grassroots Volunteer please contact Kate, Volunteer Co ordinator on 01555 880666.

Grassroots Volunteer Requirements

The Grassroots Project is funded by the Big Lottery from July 2015-2018.