A GROUP tackling anti-social behaviour by helping youngsters reach their full potential has begun work in Ellesmere Port and Neston.
Catch 22’s Prevention & Inclusion Service has set up a base at Parklands Children’s Centre in Little Sutton.
Project co-ordinator Emma Humphreys said the service will work with families who live in Ellesmere Port and Neston, have a child or children aged between eight and 15 and have specific support needs.
She said: “Our aim is to reduce the risk of offending behaviour, school exclusion, truancy and social isolation.”
The group supports young people and their families with one-to-one support, home visits, group sessions, specific programmes, activities and outings.
Trained project workers and family support workers help with health, substance misuse, conflict resolution, positive friendships and family relationships.
Ms Humphreys added: “We are a fairly new service that began delivery in October 2011. After just a short period of time we are now achieving many positive outcomes with families in the area.
“I have also been able to secure an ‘in kind’ offer from a local children’s centre and in January we moved into office space in Parklands Children Centre in Little Sutton.
“This partnership means that the childrens centre benefits from Catch 22 presence and support with service delivery and Catch 22 benefit from a local, positive, family-orientated space for service delivery.”
If you would like any further information about the service or would like to make a referral, call Parklands Children’s Centre on 0151 337 6324.