Community Family Support

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Network Personnel - Community Family Support Programme

Our Community Family Support Programme (CFSP) is a holistic approach where we help the family address health, social and economic needs which are causing problems in accessing education, training and employment

We do this by working alongside the participant / family in the home if necessary, or wherever participants are most comfortable. We help to address the issues the family are coping with to help improve motivation, confidence and get ready to enter training or employment, the end goal sustainability through empowerment.


Each family participating on the programme must have at least one person aged 16 or over who is not in education or training or working more than 16 hours per week.

The family may have concerns to be addressed (employment, educational, training, health, social and economic) and is volunteering to develop their capacity to improve their lives. In addition to our core support service we have excellent facilitators in CFSP who work with participants on 1:1 or small groups, whatever most appropriate, the participant gains OCN accredited qualifications, and it’s all done easily and amalgamated into the workshop through the sessions, so there is no pressure with homework, and specialist support is available.

CFSP is fully funded, including the training and certification, through NI European Social Fund, Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme.

We offer free training with OCN Accreditation on numerous qualifications including:

  • Essential Skills- Literacy / Numeracy / Computers
  • ICT – Computer Skills / Social Media / HTML / CSS
  • Food Safety
  • First Aid
  • Employability & Vocational Skills – retail / sport / horticulture / creative arts & crafts
  • Manual Handling
  • Personal Development – Budgeting / Motivation & stress management
  • CSR

To find out more about the support available to you and your family why not give us a call and speak to a member of our CFSP team:

Mid Ulster Area – 028 7963 1032

Antrim & Newtownabbey – 028 9446 3827

Causeway Coast & Glens – 028 7032 6016

Mid & East Antrim – 028 2565 1614

This project is part funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Programme 2014-2020 and the Department for the Economy


For further details contact:

Janice McMullan, CFS Manager, on 078 7283 8681 or email:
Alex McKee CFS Assistant Manager, on 07738185725 or email:


What our clients say:

“I really appreciate all the support I received through the Community Family Support Programme.  The work placement is good and the Personal Development course has had a great affect on my confidence.cfsp-client-job-support

Alistair, CFSP participant