The ‘Families Connect’ programme, supports parents to further develop their learning, life skills and confidence.
A family’s level of educational attainment has important implications for their children’s economic wellbeing, education, and health. The group offers the opportunity for skill development, acknowledging that children may benefit directly or in-directly from the achievements of their parents. The need to build up a peer network that encourages families to maintain their journey is paramount. Through ‘Families Connect’ the community has found a forum in which they can achieve qualifications, develop community partnerships and acquire skills which benefits the family unit as a whole.
Within Drumchapel the Caledonian Club has worked to develop strong partnerships and from one such partnership the desperate need for establishing a greater sense of community and to challenge the sense of isolation often experienced within the area was highlighted. Families Connect was our starting point.