Family Support Link
The team at Family Support are dedicated to protecting at-risk children and families affected by substance and alcohol abuse in Northampton, acknowledging the profound emotional, physical and psychological harm that can be caused. They offer regular counselling, education and early intervention support to try to keep the family unit intact.
Social distancing measures really hampered efforts to identify problems and offer early intervention, but funding from the National Emergencies Trust through the Northampton Community Foundation has enabled the team to respond to increased calls for support at an incredibly difficult time, providing confidence to members.
It also supported the team’s efforts to travel across the region to source and deliver food and other vital essentials when other food banks in the area were forced to close.