Community Family Support Programme (CFSP)
The new Community Family Support Programme (CFSP) is a Pathways to Success initiative designed to help disadvantaged families make life changing decisions to enhance their prospects and become full participants in society.
The programme will support post primary school families with a high level of need in developing their capacity to reach their full potential by addressing the health, social, economic, educational, employment and training issues that impact on their daily lives.
Building on the success of the CFSP pilot delivered between January and June 2013 the programme was up-scaled and rolled out across Northern Ireland in October 2013 to support 720 families. The CFSP is being delivered in 5 contract areas across Northern Ireland that mirror the Health and Social Care Trust Areas.
The programme is also a signature project (Pathways to Employment for Young People) for Delivering Social Change in Northern Ireland and has a funding allocation of £4m from October 2013 to March 2015.
Entry to the CFSP is voluntary and recruitment of families to the programme will be sought from a range of sources including the local network of Family Support Hubs, the relevant Health and Social Care Trusts and other family support agencies / organisations in the voluntary and community sectors. Families can also self refer from within their local communities.
This project is funded by the Northern Ireland Executive's Delivering Social Change fund.