Isle of Wight Council

Early Help Providers

Providers

 

In June 2022 we held our latest round of Early Help Community Capacity Building grant applications. We were able to award funding to an additional 13 new provisions on the Island.

This means we have a total of 24 provisions available for Island children, young people, families, parents and carers.

Providers awarded Early Help Community Capacity Grants

Number 

Provider  

Website or Contact

Description of provision

Date grant awarded

1

Homestart 

Website: www.homestartisleofwight.org.uk

Homestart is a local community network of trained volunteers. Providing expert support  to help families with young children through challenging times.  One child must be under school age to receive this support.  Families receive weekly support in their own homes.

There has been additional funding to support parents in the early months of parenthood improving confidence and connection to the local community.

June 2022

2

Forever Wild At Heart

Website: www.foreverwildatheart.co.uk

Outdoor sessions designed for children and adults to explore, learn and enjoy some time out in nature.

There has been additional funding to offer subsidised family sessions and counselling to those most impacted by the pandemic.

February 2022

3

Barnardo's 

Website: www.isleofwightfamilycentres.org.uk/

Employing ‘Community Activators’ to support families to access the spoke Family Hub sites and community resources in those areas who currently have less Family Hub capacity. 

June 2022

4

Tidal family support Centre

Website: www.tidalfamilysupport.org.uk/

This accessible family space allows families to have access to the internet and online courses. As well as individual and one to one support with any issues directly affected by the pandemic. 

June 2022

5

The Crossley company 

Email: Penny@thecrossley.co.uk

Online sessions, groups and drop ins to support families social, emotional and wellbeing.

June 2022 

6

Library Services 

Website: www.iow.gov.uk/Residents/Libraries-Cultural-and-Heritage/

Additional resources available to support families who are digitally excluded to access information and develop skills to support health and well-being.

June 2022

7

Aspire Ryde 

Website: www.apireryde.org.uk  

A mental health and peer support recovery hub using water sports to improve health and well-being. 

June 2022

8

Brave Island 

Website: www.braveisland.uk 

A creative network for young people on the Island. Providing opportunities, funding, experiences, training and career development for young people in the arts and creative industries. The online platform is free to join and provides regular posts each week. 

June 2022

9

 

Oakfields Centre

Website: www.oakfieldcepri.iow.sch.uk

 

 A one stop help shop for families offering advice, support and workshops

June 2022

10

John Cattles Skate club

Website: www.bookwhen.com/skateclub 

Satellite skate sessions for 5 to16 years to learn to skate, increase confidence and well-being delivered through school holidays.

June 2022

11

 

Bodsters

 

Website: www.eaqbodster.co.uk 

Equine assisted learning for young people to provide resilience, achieve positive mental health and good wellbeing

June 2022

12

YMCA

Website: www.ymca-fg.org

A weekly mother and toddler group to support and improve well-being. We have a range of different activities available including a messy activity and free refreshments. 

June 2022

13

Autism Zone

Website: www.peoplematteriw.org/autism-inclusion-matters

Offers group activities and workshops supporting families of Autistic children and young people.

June 2022

14

Niton Pre-school

Website: www.nitonandbrighstone.co.uk

A meeting room that is available for parents to use. Also provides additional space for play therapy sessions, advice, and guidance.

February 2022

15

Rainbow Island

Website: www.breakoutyouth.org.uk

Supports LGBTQ+ people of all ages. Signposting and meet up groups in a safe space connecting in person and online. Offering support with mental health and wellbeing linking to a trained and accredited LGBTQ+ Counsellor who can offer free group and one-to-one support

June 2022

16

Independent Arts

Website: www.independentarts.org.uk

 

Fun arts projects for primary school children aged five to 11 years and their parents/carers. Children can see their completed work displayed in the gallery to celebrate the project.

February 2021

17

Nature Therapy

Website: www.naturetherapyonline.com

Groups for families of children with life limiting illness.

August 2021

18

Starling Songwriters

Website:
www.starlingsongwriters.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/starlingsongwriters
Instagram: www.instagram.com/starlingsongwriters

Starling Songwriters deliver clubs, workshops and lessons for absolute beginners of all ages and cover a whole range of different music subjects such as: lyric writing, music composition, recording, music production and performance.

February 2021

19

IOW Youth Trust

Website:
www.iowyouthtrust.co.uk/get-support/

Email:  info@iowyouthtrust.co.uk

The IW Youth Trust Hub operates a drop-in session for Young People aged 13+.  Drop-in session is Wednesday afternoon between 2.30 to 4.30. No appointment or referral is needed to access this service. Sometimes young people are unsure who they can talk to about what’s going on for them (or a friend). The Hub acts as a safe space to get some of those questions answered. Parents/Carers are also welcomed to ‘drop in’ and speak to our wellbeing practitioners. For more information please contact us or visit our website.

February 2021

20

Nature Therapy - Drum Medicine

Website: www.naturetherapyonline.com

Sessions involve different styles of drumming and/or percussion as well as creative art. No experience needed. Not about being taught to drum or to paint – all about relaxing, meeting others and having fun. All ages welcome.

July 2021

21

Wight Eagles FC

Website: www.wighteaglesfc.co.uk

Girls Academy for Wight Eagles FC aged from 6 to16 years of age, all abilities welcome.

July 2021

22

Aspire Ryde

Website: www.apireryde.org.uk

A community Project in the heart of Ryde offering a range of community sessions. Includes a monthly free 'stay play and eat' sessions for families experiencing financial hardship.

February 2022

23

SWAY

Website: www.southwightyouth.org

Zoom Cook-Along. A box of ingredients delivered to your door ready to cook along with friends via the zoom link.

July 2021

24

Dadz Club

Website: www.dadzclub.com

Facebook: dads club Facebook page

A group for dads to gain support from each other. Fathers and their children meet once a week on a Saturday in Ryde. There is also a supportive online community for fathers on the dads club Facebook page.

 

February 2021