Family Support Worker
Trish Matthews is Meadowhead Junior School’s Family Support Worker.
Trish is an experienced Family Support Worker who is available to work with children and parents/carers to establish and maintain positive relationships between school and home. Trish can help parents with a wide variety of problems faced by families such as ‘Family and bedtime routines’, ’Positive parenting skills’ - using a range of strategies to promote good behaviour, ‘Housing issues, benefit and debt advice’ etc.
Trish has information and awareness of the support and services available to
families within the local community, and is available for home visits or in school for parents on an informal basis.
Trish can be contacted at the school. Tel: 01254 209871
Due to the on going changes being introduced to the Benefit System if any parents require support or wish to make use of the School’s computer/ internet to apply for benefits online please ring Trish on the above number (during term time) for support with this. Alternatively the main library in Blackburn town centre now has a service called ‘Advice for all’ (Tel: 01254 587979) who will assist with all benefit claims/ problems.