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Alloa Family Centre

Alloa Family Centre

East Castle Street
FK10 1AT

Tel: 01259 225198 or 225000
e: FAO Early Help Team

Manager: Lynne Wyles

Alloa Family Centre is the home of the Early Help Team

The team consists of 1 Team Leader, 1 Senior Practitioner, 3 Social Workers, 5 Intensive Family Support Workers and 3 Family Group Decision Making Coordinators.   

The Early Help Team vision is to provide a strengths based, accessible and responsive children and families social work service at the point of need, focused on building the strengths of each family network to prevent an escalation of need and risk. 

The key aim of the Early Help Team is to provide an early community focused response to families in need of support and assistance. In partnership with community and third sector services we will work together so that families receive the right help at the right time and circumstances do not escalate.  

Family group decision making and kinship support are also key drivers in our Early Help Team. The expertise of these services is pivotal in delivering the aims of The Promise and keeping children within their supported family network where it is safe to do so. 

As well as providing support to families at home, the team welcome families into Alloa Family Centre and other venues across the Clackmannanshire area to join in some of our group programmes. 

Below are some of the groups brought to you by the Early Help Team working in partnership with universal and third sector organisations. 

  • Stay and Play Groups (birth - 3 years)
    • Healthcare professionals attend sessions to offer support and advice to families. Activities include sensory play, messy play, free play, soft play, music and rhyme, water play and arts and crafts.
  • Baby Massage sessions by referral are held at various locations
    • Contact the Health Visiting Support Team on 01259 290508 for more information.
    • Some of the benefits of baby massage include improved bonding and attachment, helps with digestion, constipation and colic, improved sleeping patterns, teething, pain and discomfort and strengthens primary systems and supports with weight gain.
  • Kinship Support Group (walk in) are held on the last Friday of the month 10am–12noon
    • Come along for peer support, workshops, advice, guidance and professional networking. 
  • THRIVE to Keep Well by referral Tuesday and Thursday 10am-2pm
    • Contact the Early Help Team on 01259 225000 for more information.
    • This 16 week programme is designed to build on confidence, motivation, self esteem as well as providing opportunities for volunteering, learning and employment.