Category: Events

Having decided to modernise and invest in a computer system to allow us to better manage our family files and other records, today was the day for the all important staff training. We met with our consultant Vicky at Dizions via Teams and she gave us a tutorial on the system and then we had […]
I was delighted to be invited to speak at two Sunday morning services at St Augustine’s church last weekend. It was an early start but luckily coffee was provided! I was able to share all about the work we do and, using a case study and volunteer feedback, I could highlight the benefit not only […]
Training is really important but it is not always easy. There are often costs involved and, when you’re a small team, finding enough people to make a group viable can be tough. We have found a great solution to this – Working Together! By joining forces with other organisations who have staff with similar needs […]
We have made strong links with the university who are supporting us to find suitable volunteers. One way in which they do this is to invite us to  events to meet students. Last week we attended the “Your future with psychology career event”  where a variety of services showcased the opportunities available to students. It […]
We had a great day yesterday with Harold from Elite Force Safety completing our Mental Health First Aid training. For some this was a refresher to build on existing knowledge and for some this was new ground but we all learned a lot and feel more confident in our roles moving forward. This is vital […]
It’s been a busy time for us here at Family First. We’ve done lots of networking including attending: The Connect Conference  – a chance for staff from statutory services and clinicians to come alongside the VCFSE sector to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities. The Early Years Showcase Event – we celebrated and […]
This years strategy day was held on Monday 2nd October. We had a great turnout with all 6 trustees present alongside staff members and volunteers meaning that everybody’s views were heard and taken into account when planning the way forward for the coming year. We reflected on the difficulties that everyone is facing at the […]
Family First were invited along to this event at the uni to advertise all our volunteering opportunities to a wide range of students looking to build experience alongside their qualifications. We met lots of lovely people from a variety of courses including childcare and psychology. We also linked with other stall holders including making friends […]
Suffolk Action Week is upon us again! We are thrilled to be involved in this exciting event to raise the profile of volunteering across Suffolk. We know that we wouldn’t be here without our volunteers but it is incredibly tough to find new applicants in the current climate. We have had to cancel both our […]