Welcare Family Centre, Redhill
Telephone: 01737 780 884
Our centre is open and we are delighted to see the return of face to face groups for parents with young children. Please note all groups must be pre-booked. There are no drop in sessions.
Baby Massage (for babies from 8 weeks but not yet crawling) FREE
4 weeks from Friday 1st October, 1.00 – 2.30pm
Songs and Stories (for children from 2 to 5) FREE
5 stand alone weekly sessions from Friday 22nd October, 10 – 11am
Emergency First Aid for Children and Babies FREE
Date yet to be confirmed. Please note, there is no creche available for this session, but non-mobile babies are welcome.
Ring 01737 780884 for more information or to book.
The above groups are funded via Reigate & Banstead Small Grants Fund
Mummy & Me* – Mondays
For pregnant mums / parents with their pre-walking babies
One Step at a Time* – Mondays
Play and communication group for under 5’s with additional needs and/or disabilities plus their parent/carer. No formal diagnosis needed.
Every Child A Talker* – Tuesdays
Parents with a 2-5yr old concerned about their child’s speech and language
Happy Mums Happy Tots* – Tuesdays
Play-based sessions for parents and their toddling under 4s.
Encouraging English* – Wednesdays
For parents and their under 5’s who would like to learn strategies to support their child’s English Language development.
Ring 01737 780884 or email email@example.com for more information or to book. A referral form can be downloaded here East Surrey Group Referral Form
*Please note parents can self refer but priority will be given to referrals from professionals.
Referrals for Family Support
We have different forms and procedures depending on the level of need of the family.
Level 3 referrals need to be made via the Surrey County Council C-SPA (Children’s Single Point of Access Team). They will normally require you to complete a Surrey Children’s Services Request for Support Form which can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The telephone number for the C-SPA is 0300 470 9100. They are open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. The out of hours number is 01483 517898 (ask for the emergency duty team). SMS for the deaf or hard of hearing is 07527 182 861.
If you are unsure which level the family need or would like to discuss the case further before making a referral please ring Lynn James, Centre Manager on 01737 780 884.
For up to date information on any other services that will be running out of the Centre in coming weeks, please follow us on facebook – welcareuk.
To see who is on the team, click Meet The Team.
Welcare Family Centre, Redhill, is one of four Family Centres working in partnership covering the borough of Reigate and Banstead to support the most vulnerable families with children aged 0-11 and promote their upbringing. We work closely with our partner providers – East Surrey YMCA, Epsom Downs Primary School and Furzefield Primary (Red Oak) across the area of Reigate and Banstead to meet the needs of local families.
This is a new service commissioned by Surrey County Council and replaces the previous children’s centres. The Family Centre offers one to one family support work and parenting programmes to families identified as being in greatest need of support. This represents a change to the service, which was previously universal and open to all, but will ensure that those facing challenges in their family life have access to the right support at the right time.
Covid-19 permitting, universal services provided by the health team, such as Child Health Drop-In Clinics, will still take place in the centre. In addition there will be a range of targeted services, for example the peri-natal mental health service which supports expectant and new mothers with moderate to severe mental health problems, offering appointments in the centre.
Alongside the work of the Family Centre for the Redhill area, Welcare in East Surrey continues to offer charitably funded services for families living in East Surrey. These services are funded by support from local churches and the Netherby Trust.
It enables us to offer
- one-to-one family support work for families in East Surrey.