Anchor for Families

What is Anchor for Families?

Anchor is here for you and your family, whenever you need it.

All families can find themselves fighting to stay afloat; whether pulled under by rising living costs, health concerns or isolation. Anchor will help you back onto dry land.

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What does Anchor for Families do?

The Anchor Team is always ready to listen to whatever pressures your family are under.

Working with you, we will help you get all the support you need to thrive, and will continue to do so as long as you need it. 

This might be making sure your family is receiving all the financial support and benefits you are entitled to; speaking with housing or other services on your behalf; helping you communicate with the school or talking through relationship issues. 

We provide practical help, like food parcels and clothing, as well as a friendly ear, ready to listen and chat about anything that is bothering you.

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Can I talk to Anchor for Families?

Yes! There‘s no ‘criteria’ to meet or boxes that you need to tick. 

If you would like to chat with Anchor for Families, we are here to listen and do what we can to help.  Simply fill in a couple of details here and one of the team will get in touch to say hello. 

If you decide Anchor for Families isn’t for you, you can opt out at any time – we are here for you, when you need us. 

We will always work with you in strict confidence in a sensitive, supportive and non-judgmental way.

You can find out more info about how we use your data here.

We have useful information on practical support here.

Anchor for Families and GIRFEC

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Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) is a national commitment to ensure children get everything they need to grow up loved, safe and respected.

This also means making sure the whole family has what it needs to thrive - and Anchor for Families is there for all the family, whenever they need it.

Whether it’s joining the dots between other services or practical support with the cost of living, Anchor for Families is here to listen, advise and help. If you need help understanding and supporting your child’s GIRFEC plan, Anchor for Families will be with you and your family every step of the way.

Anchor for Families Team

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Sandra Summers

Lynsey Hall

Wendy Hand

Rachel Hewitt

01595 745246

anchor@shetland.gov.uk