CYCA receive £250k for new FIC project

CYCA are delighted to have secured £247,460 through funding from the Big Lottery to extend the original Families In Crisis (FIC) project to families who live in Ammanford and Carmarthen town.

Funding for 3 years will enable FIC to provide a rapid response support service for families in, or escalating towards, crisis in Carmarthenshire The project will employ: One Part Time Case Coordinator, a Part Time Stress Coach/Therapists; and Mentors

The project will be delivered over a three year period from May 2014 to April 2017 and will provide support for:

  • Individuals who are not presenting with issues deemed significant enough to require statutory support - Statutory services criteria can be too prescriptive (Meaning many families are unable to access any services, even though they are vulnerable and often chaotic)
  • Families who will not access support services due to stigma and fear.

Over 3 years, CYCA will create 2 localised self support groups for 32 families in Ammanford and Carmarthen town and seek to support 96 families in total, approximately 360 individuals, supporting those individuals experiencing damaging emotions such as anger, loss or guilt.

The mentors will work with the families both during the week and weekends when they sometimes feel more vulnerable. Training in issues such as sexual exploitation online and cyber bullying will also be offered to parents, schools and other partner agencies.

Mrs Tracy Pike, CEO stated "We are yet again indebted to BIG Lottery for continuing to fund a much needed service. With statutory services already fully stretched, this project can help families that are escalating towards breaking point or help them recover after trauma. The previous FIC funded project helped over 450 individuals and I am sure the demand for this service will equal that."

For details and to apply for the jobs available as part of the new FIC project, click here.

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