Family & Youth Services
Barnardo's Family Services
We are delighted that Barnardo's are one of our major tenants and partners. This enables family services and activities to be run from our Whitleigh Hub, these include:
Midwife sessions for expectant mothers
Great Expectations courses to support new parents
Parenting courses to increase both knowledge and practical skills that will enable new parents to feel more confident
Stay and Play session to support parents and children with special needs
Latch On is a support sessions for mothers who are currently breastfeeding
Barnardo's also offer specialist family services to support vulnerable parents within the community, and this can involve home visits and working with parents to access other services within their community.
During the school holidays Barnardo's also run Holiday Programmes and this is an area of work which we wish to expand from our Four Greens Hub.
Barefoot Youth Services
Barefoot is an independent charity that works in Whitleigh and Ernesettle delivering session based and outreach activities for young people. This work is funded by Whitleigh Big Local. Four Greens Community Trust provide indoor space within their Hub for young people to undertake a variety of activities including cooking, music, and other activities.
Four Greens Community Trust was delighted to support the development of a junior football team made up of local young people that compete in the local Adrenalin Devon Junior and Minor league. This club is completely run by volunteers and currently the team plays in the under 12 division. It is hoped that this club will expand in the future to include all age ranges and a girls team.