Stronger Families

What is the stronger Families Programme?

Alongside organisations from across Leeds and Bradford we’ve been given funding from the Big Lottery and the European Social Fund to support parents to access training, start job searching and find employment.

We realise there are lots of reasons that day to day life can make this difficult and offer support with things like health and wellbeing, reducing debt and budgeting as well as supporting the transition into work.

It’s a voluntary programme and is available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria.

To be eligible you must

  • have a dependent child
  • have the right to work in the UK
  • not be in paid work

How to join up the programme?

Contact us:- If you would like to join the programme or just find out information please contact

Stronger Families Manager:-  Joanne Watts

Telephone:   078505 13256

Email:  jo@himmat.org

What happens when I join the programme?

You will be allocated a friendly Key Worker who will work with you for about 6 months. Your Key Worker will meet with you regularly to understand your needs, strengths and job goals. You will have access to specialists who can work with you on:

  • Health and wellbeing;
  • Debt issues, housing advice, budgeting and benefits advice;
  • Preparation for work with CV and job-searching support, opportunities for work placements and building skills

We also link in with a range of services that provide support for:

  • Children with Special Education Needs
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Parenting

There are family activities to get involved in too, from farm trips to art sessions.