Raise York and York SEND Local Offer websites

The Raise York site is part of the city’s new network of Family Hubs; a project funded by the Department for Education to bring together organisations supporting children and families in a ‘one stop shop’. The aim is to make it easier to get advice, help and support on a wide range of topics including infant feeding, mental health support, health visits and parenting classes.  In partnership with Raise, York SEND Local Offer ( has also relaunched onto its own site. The new website provides a dedicated resource for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, their families and the professionals working with them.

Click here for the letter to families about the new York Local Offer and Raise York websites.

Click here for further information about SEND provision at Fishergate Primary School

Family Matters Courses for January ’23

‘Tis the Season to be Jolly!

Christmas is a wonderful time of year when we can celebrate with friends and family and take a break from our usual family routines. We do hope that you have a lovely festive season, but we also know that it can be a very testing time as we navigate different family expectations and hopes. We understand that this puts extra strain on parenting. So, as we enter 2023, join us to share ideas and concerns, and to consider simple strategies to support your parenting in the new year. We have a range of evidence-based courses coming up which will equip you with the tools you need to parent more confidently.

Here at Family Matters York we want to wish you and your family a Very Happy Christmas and our warmest wishes that 2023 brings you and your family closer together. We look forward to seeing you in 2023!

For an overview of our upcoming 2023 courses, click hereFamily Matters

Monday afternoons
12.45 – 2.45pm (4 weeks) starting 16th January at Clifton Children’s Centre, Clifton, York YO30 6BF
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Thursday evenings
7.30 – 9.30pm (4 weeks) starting 12th January at The Barnabas Centre, Salisbury Terrace, York YO26 4XP
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Thursday mornings
9.30 – 11.30am (5 weeks) starting 12th January at St Lawrence’s CE School, 99 Heslington Rd, York YO10 5BW
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Thursday evenings (online)
7.15 – 9pm via Zoom
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To book a place or for further information please contact Jen Wootten:
  • Tel: 07393 147259
  • Email:

Or you can find more information about our courses on the Family Matters website

We also offer Reconnect, a 5 session couple to couple mentoring service, focusing on relationship skills to help you strengthen your couple relationship. For details contact Emma at Matters