Family Resource and Intervention Framework

We are pleased to announce that Wai Yin Society have been appointed to provide practical support (Lot 1) to residents in partnership with Saheli, HIMMAT, Annana, Your Housing Group, and Wonderfully Made Woman.

Wai Yin and associated sub-contractors have a strong track record in delivering support to families with complex needs in Manchester, particularly families from BME communities. We have developed a range of services and approaches, underpinned by quality that will enable us to respond to the needs identified in the framework document.

Each intervention is designed to empower the client or provide skills, knowledge and experience (in the case of training activities) to the recipients. In doing so we aim to reduce dependency on statutory interventions, promote independence and prevent need or prevent re-occurrence where possible.

“In all services in Lot 1, the core delivery principles are to pass on skills, knowledge and experience to families to empower them to make better choices and improve confidence to deal with or prevent reoccurrence of issues. By developing a positive working relationship with a culturally appropriate and sensitive organisation, the family can develop  a wider social support network and access other mainstream services and support.”

Our services are in existence and available to purchase from existing teams and providers who provide culturally sensitive and appropriate services. Our project plan is broadly:

Financial Literacy Financial planning session with the family, reviewing income and expenditure, utility providers, identifying help and support
Cooking skills Cooking workshop with the family, (culturally appropriate) including Eating on a budget, Healthy Meal planning/preparation, Nutrition tips
Basic repair/decorating skills DIY workshop covering basic repairs or decorating skills
Garden clearance / House clearance /

Removal service

Provision of basic repair / household services to assist the family


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