Life Story: Helenís Story
In Northern Ireland the project supports a young mother with learning differences who now has two children. Circles Network met Helen when she was pregnant. There were concerns about her parenting and alcohol abuse. Our in depth assessment of her good parenting skills encouraged the court to keep the family together and support Helen with regular visits to monitor her drinking. This young mother felt very relaxed working with us, she said she didn’t feel like she was being judged and that her self esteem had increased as she gained new parenting skills with the support of Circles Network. The social worker also acknowledged the unique service offered by Circles Network and said she would have no hesitation in contacting us again to offer this vital support to families.