STRABANE Sure Start is delighted to be able to share with you our new autumn/winter timetable for 2020.
2020 has been a difficult year for us all and we at Strabane Sure Start want to ensure that all our service users are still receiving the best service possible. Due to Covid-19 restrictions we have had to change our approach to how we facilitate programmes.
Rather than face-to-face groups, we are relying a lot now on other methods of facilitation, including telephone support, zoom calls, garden/gate visits, home activity packs and prerecorded activities.
As you can see below, we have a wide range of groups on offer both for antenatal and postnatal parents.
Most of our groups now take place via media platform ‘zoom’ where parents can log on and complete the programme in the comfort of their own home. You can use the time in the group to ask other mums or our staff any questions you may have. Each programme comes complete with resources which are emailed or delivered to your door.
We still offer telephone support to any parent who requires additional advice on any subject such as antenatal support, breastfeeding, babies’ development, speech and language advice, toilet training etc. Strabane Sure Start is open to any registered antenatal parents or parents with children from birth – three years 11 months.
Our services are available to those who reside within our Strabane Sure Start wards- North, South, East, West, Finn, Dunamanagh, Plumbridge, Sion Mills and Ballycolman.
If you would like to register with Strabane Sure Start or require any technical advice to help you access our programmes please contact us on 02871382658 or contact us on our Facebook page – Strabane Sure Start and Family Centre and we will be happy to help you.
We miss seeing you all in person; please join us if you can.
Technology can appear daunting at first, but we encourage you to give it a go, parents who have tried have gained benefits. In these unusual circumstances, it helps us to stay connected. This won’t be forever and we will be delighted to welcome you all back as soon as we can.
Thank you all for your continued support. Please remember to reach out and we will be happy to support you confidentially and professionally in any way we can.