Family Link Workers

Together For Change are pleased to announce that the Family Link Workers programme was so successful that it has now been given funding for a second year!

Family Link Workers are placed in both a school and local church to support families in need. The aim is to ‘parent the parents’ and work alongside families providing practical support in areas such as healthy eating, budgeting, food preparation, parenting classes, family routines and pastoral care. The Family Link Workers are based in Willenhall and Binley, with funding provided by the Multi Academy Trust, Together For Change and the Bishops Mission Fund, to the sum of £52,500, to enable the projects to take place. The aim is to strengthen links between the school and church in an attempt to gain learning on how best to support families in need. The project was a huge success in its' pilot year and has now been given further funding to continue into its' second year.

Rob and Helen Tebbatt

Rob and Helen are our Family Link Workers in Binley. Here is a little bit of background information on the two of them:

We were born and bred in Leicester but moved to Leamington Spa some 33 years. Up until 2014 Rob has been working with people with learning difficulties and supporting them in their own homes.  Helen having been a stay at home mum for our 4 girls had worked in Administration for many years.  When not working, they enjoy ballroom dancing, walking, bird watching, going on holiday and spending time with their now very large family which includes 7 grandchildren!

Rob took early retirement in September 2014 and Helen finished working at St Mary’s after 20 years. They eventually both ended up applying for the Family Link Worker position in Binley as a joint role. We love being involved in both the church and the school and look forward to seeing the families they are working with blossom and grow as families. Rob and Helen are currently running various courses with the families as well as holiday clubs and after school activities.

Tristram Peattie

Tristram (Tris) is our Family Link Worker in Willenhall. Having only joined us in January 2018, Tris is still fairly new, but he is already doing a brilliant job! Here is a little bit of background information on Tris: 

For the last 14 years Tris has been working with young people and children, starting as a volunteer leader in a local children's church setting.  Working for the Brighton & Hove City Mission on the Children's team and then as a family link worker for the past 2 years in Eastbourne.

Tris has been married to his wife Hannah for 10 years and has two young children.  He loves all things sport related and, as he is relatively new to the area, he looks forward to being able to visit the Ricoh Arena to see the WASPS in action! Tris loves all action and superhero films and enjoys days out with his wife and children.

Tristram Peattie - "I am really enjoying working in Willenhall with St Johns the Divine Church and Stretton C of E Academy. Both the school and the church have created a very friendly and uplifting environment in an area that some may say is facing challenges. I am looking forward to working with the families of Willenhall and seeing what God is going to do in this community".