Coronavirus and family centres
Family support workers, sometimes called outreach workers, continue to offer support to those who need it either face to face, by phone, email and video calling. Some of our buildings are closed but those that remain open have COVID-safe measures in place.
The Tandridge Family Centre is providing outreach services for families where challenging family circumstances are having a significant impact on the health, development or wellbeing of the child/children living in the home.
Due to the current Coronavirus restrictions, this support is provided by telephone or social media or by helping the families to access essential supplies until the social distancing restrictions are lifted.
About the centres
Surrey County Council is progressing plans for the family centre in Tandridge, based in Caterham. Whilst a permanent building is being developed, the Tandridge Family Centre will be based at Hurst Green Infant School.
The family centre for Tandridge is operated by Barnardo's, a national charity with experience of providing targeted services for the most vulnerable children and young people. Barnardo's is already a partner working with us in Surrey.
The family centres provide one-to-one family support where family circumstances are having a significant impact on the health, development or wellbeing of the child/ children. Families and practitioners working with families, for example, GPs, health visitors, schools, early years settings can request family support for families who need targeted help. Requests for support can be made through Surrey Children's Single Point of Access (CSPA). The family will be contacted by the family centre when parents have agreed that they would welcome the extra help.
The family centre team will support families where it best suits the needs of the family. This could be in families' homes, at local community venues, or in the centre itself. The team will visit families most in need who live anywhere in the Elmbridge borough.
The centre offers parenting programmes and group activities about common issues, for example, strategies to help with family routines or keeping your children safe.
Contact the family centre to find out what services they offer and how to access them. Contact details for family centres in Elmbridge are listed below. For centres in other areas of Surrey, visit our main Family Centres page.
Tandridge Family Centre
- Address: Hurst Green Infant School, Wolfs Wood, Hurst Green, Oxted RH8 0HJ
- Tel: 01883 723496
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org