Helping families

Male and female hands with a red first aid heart

Helping families

Priority 2 of our Big Local Plan is to improve life skills for families living in the Allenton Big Local area. NACRO Osmaston Family Project delivers the activities for this priority to help children get the best start in life and fulfill their dreams and aspirations. Support is also provided to parents to give them skills that will help to improve family relationships and encourage their children to achieve their goals.

Here’s what some of the families who have benefited from these activities had to say:


I feel a  lot more confident as a parent now. I’ve learned that I was doing most things right, but just needed to change a few things that I was doing wrong, such as not sticking to my word and giving in to the kids.


I did a first aid course, which was brill. I’ve wanted to do one for ages but didn’t have the confidence. Because it was at the project I felt OK about going into the training room with a lot of strangers, and I knew that my little girl was being well looked after in the next room. I hope I don’t need to use the first aid I learnt, but it was really helpful and has given me the confidence not to panic should a situation arise.


The support I’ve had at home has been great. I could really talk and be honest about how I was struggling with the children. It was nice to have someone who had the time to listen and give me new ideas on how to manage their behaviour. I’ve used lots of those ideas and they are working well.

You can read the latest report from NACRO here on our website.