Wakefield Families Together

The Wakefield Families Together website provides one easy place for families in the district to find out more about the people, places, and services on hand to provide early help and support when they need it most. This website provides one easy place for families in the district to find out more about the people, places, and services on hand to provide early help and support when they need it most.

The website includes information about Wakefield Families Together and the support families can access in their local community if they have children under the age of 18 or up to 25 if they have special educational needs. In addition, children and young people themselves can also find out about support, advice and activities by going to WF – I Can or the also newly revamped WF Youth websites.

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External Support for Families in Wakefield

Live Well Wakefield offers support for people aged 18+ years who are facing non-clinical challenges such as; bereavement, aids & adaptations, education, assistive technology, mobility, social isolation, lifestyle advice, loneliness, long term conditions,  home support, personal safety, mental health, housing finances and employment advocacy services.

Free and confidential live chat (various times morning to evening) with a parenting coach to offer information, advice and guidance regarding family life, caring for children or managing parental wellbeing.

Emotional support and parental guidance to address complex family pressures and issues via telephone, text, web chat or email. Long term and short term support available 9am to 9pm Monday to Friday.

Classroom/small group based parenting support from Early Years to Teenagers.

A new West Yorkshire based overnight listening service for children, young people, and their parents/carers experiencing mental health; call, text or chat.

National mentoring service providing 6 weekly sessions of online/virtual emotional support for parents/carers of children with additional needs who are on the pathway to diagnosis or have received one in the last year. (Current 14 week wait for allocation of a mentor however initial contact is made within 2 days and screened)

Social Care Direct

If you or some one you know needs any help or support then your first point of contact is Social Care Direct. 

If you have an concerns about the welfare or safety of a child, young person or vulnerable adult then please contact Social Care Direct. Any information you give will be treated with confidentiality. 

Social Care Direct are open 24 hours, 7 days a week. 
Telephone 0845 8 503 503.