Referring to Good News Family Care
GNFC accept referrals to each level of service from people of all backgrounds – regardless of age, ability, nationality, race, sexual orientation or religion. People can approach us directly or they can be referred by third parties – such as Voluntary or Statutory Agencies, General Practitioners, Health or Social Workers, Probation Officers, Christian Organisations or Churches etc.
To ensure that all service users recieve care appropriate to their needs there is some eligibility criteria for each service which is described below. Each referral is carefully assessed by the team for that service who determine whether or not our resources meet the particular needs of the applicant. For a referral to be accepted, individuals must meet the requirements of our referral process, agree to the terms and conditions of accessing the service and recognise that they need support.
For current vacancies please call 01298 24761.
Referring: to recovery centre
The Good News Family Care freedom2live programme is offered to women and their young children who are affected by substance misuse and other life controlling issues.
Women are eligible for our accommodation if they:
- Are 18 years or older
- Have no children or children up to 7 years old
- Are affected by a life controling issue, such as substance misuse
- Are able to engage in the programme
- Agree to the terms and conditions
- Recognise that they need support
- Are committed to change their lifestyle from addiction to freedom
Referring: to the Family Centre
The Family Centre is available for women and their children who are affected by a variety of difficulties leading them to require supported accommodation.
Women and their children are eligible for our accommodation if they:
- Are homeless
- Need safe accommodation due to risk of domestic violence/abuse
- Need support due to learning difficulties
- Need support with their parenting skills
- Are a vulnerable young person
- 16 years or over
- Girls of any age and boys up to 10 years with their mothers
Referring: to the Work-skills Projects
The Work-skills Projects are available for women and men to develop a wide range of skills, build confidence, encourage friendships and support return to work – all in a nurturing and caring environment with beautiful surroundings.
- Women and men from the community
- Women from the Family Centre and Recovery Centre
- Young people (with their support worker)
- Ability to participate in projects
- Willingness to learn new skills and contribute to society
- Not afraid of getting your hands dirty!
- Residents cannot keep pets whilst living at GNFC
- We do not have residential spaces for men
- Where people are not eligable for services, we will signpost to the most appropriate service we know of.
If you have questions about the services available or making a referral please contact Hazel Guest or Jo Collier on 01298 24761.