Asking for help with housing issues can be hard, especially if you don’t know what your rights and responsibilities are or where to turn for help.
- renting privately
- renting form the council or housing association or
...Family Support is here to help.
We understand that getting to grips with housing problems can be extremely daunting. We are here to offer advice on your rights, support you with housing/homeless applications, attend meetings and put you in touch with other organisations that can help.
Together we will work out a plan to sort out your housing problems, so please come into one of our family centres, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 020 8753 6070.
Stress and your family
Housing issues cause stress making it difficult to enjoy normal family life. Stress also leads to other problems.
Find out more about mental health and wellbeing.
Developing healthy brains
Loving, positive and nurturing relationships help children and young people develop the healthy brains they need for future life challenges.
And anything that gets in the way of these positive experiences can lead to toxic stress causing a child's healthy brain development to become impaired. Find out more about the science behind brain development.
Our family centres
As well as offering practical help and support, our family centres are here so that mums, dads, carers and children can make new friends and enjoy play and learning experiences together.
To promote healthy brain development, children need time and attention from someone who's happy to play with them. These positive, nurturing interactions are known as 'serve and return'.
In other words, when an infant or young child babbles, gestures, or cries, and an adult responds appropriately with eye contact, words, or a hug, connections are built in a child's brain that support the development and social skills.
Even if you aren't quite ready to talk about the problems you face come and spend some quality family time together.