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Holding Families

Working with children and families of alcohol dependent parents who are in prison
Holding Families+ work with children and families of alcohol dependent parents who are in prison.  The service is delivered across Rochdale, Bury, Bolton, Salford and Trafford, initially focusing on mothers in HMP Styal. As the service is established there is an ambition to develop a similar service for fathers in prison.

The service recognises the multiple and complex needs of such parents, children and families and why alcohol (and other substances) may have been used previously. It aims to reduce family conflict and improve children and family outcomes in the short term and intergenerationally. Holding Families+ is a whole family approach which recognises the differing individual needs and aspirations of all family members.

Annara House, 7-11 Bury Road, Radcliffe, M25 0FQ
Umbrella org:
Early Break
Area serviced:
Bury, Rochdale and Salford
0161 723 3880 (Bury & Rochdale)
Who is it for:
Families affected by substance misuse
How to apply:
Online referral form online or phone the office

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