Young CBHA residents in a garden

CBHA has launched a new programme, M.O.T.H.E.R. (Matters of the Home Especially Relationships) for families in need of support.

The aim is to help families develop positive relationships both in the home and the wider community.  This can be by using the expertise in CBHA’s different specialist teams as well as outside partners.

Head of community investments Roz Gordon said CBHA’s various teams: supporting people; anti-social behaviour; employment and training; community and well-being; youth development; and welfare advice plus external partners worked together to ensure the family of the referred person was supported.

It is for families facing any of the following issues:

  • engaged in anti-social behaviour
  • involved in violence and criminal activities
  • absence of family support
  • mental health issues and / or physical disability
  • absence of social activities
  • at risk of being excluded or recently been excluded from education
  • financial difficulties
  • lack of self-esteem and self-care
  • long-term unemployment or families with no-one in the household employed.

Guidance, support and direction are offered for the above and, for example, mentoring and mediation in cases of family breakdown or when a youth is attending court.

The first step is a home visit where the support needed is assessed, then the family is referred to all the relevant services within CBHA and other external services.

Self referrals, third party, agency and CBHA can all make referrals to the M.O.T.H.E.R. programme. If you would like to find out more, please ring CBHA on 020 7922 8500.