Community Family Support Programme

The Community Family Support Programme offers a range of support to the whole family. It will help you to overcome any barriers in the family home in order to return to education, training or employment.

Community Family Support Programme (CFSP)

What support will I receive?

The programme is specifically tailored to meet your family needs therefore the support you receive is dependent on what your family requires.   You will be offered both family and employability support.


Family Support

You will be allocated a Family Liaison Officer who will meet with you on a regular basis to provide practical support such as:


  • Behaviour management and positive parenting
  • Benefits advice & money management
  • Drug and alcohol interventions
  • Support with family routines
  • Building self-confidence & self esteem
  • Developing life & social skills
  • Encouraging better relationships and communication within families
  • Promoting healthy living, stress management and positive mental health
  • Addressing housing issues
  • Reducing social isolation
  • Signposting to specialist services


Employability Support

  • Career information, advice & guidance
  • Support with course enrolments and funding
  • Updating your CV
  • Completing application forms
  • Improving your job interview technique
  • Support with job searching
  • Sourcing industry relevant work placements and training
  • Participating in our industry specific academies
  • Obtaining Essential Skills qualifications
  • Disclosing convictions advice


Who is eligible?

 Your family can take part in the programme if you:

  • Have an individual in the family aged 16+ who are not in education, training or employment
  • Are committed to seeking ways to improve your lives


Where does it operate?

Family Liaison Officers can meet you in your family home, at one of our People 1st offices or anywhere in the community that is convenient to you; your local job centre, library, community centres or coffee shop. We cover the following areas:

  • Ards & North Down Borough Council
  • Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council

Who should I contact?

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council


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Ards & North Down Borough Council

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“ The provision of tailored, needs led one to one family and employability support is a strength of the project and has been a key factor in achieving and sustaining the high retention rates to date….. 

ETI Inspection December 2017

Overall Outcome: Very Good

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