Family Work

Our Family Work activities are designed to support families with children around 1 – 8 years old.  To see our range of services for  expectant families or those with babies under one or pre-birth, please go here.  For services aimed specifically at school-aged children and their families, please go here.

3D Drumchapel has amended the delivery programme, separating our activities into Universal and Targeted services. As a not-for-profit charity organisation, there continues to be no cost attached to any of our services, which remain free at the point of use for all service users.

3D Drumchapel operates within geographical boundaries and our services are available to families who reside in the Drumchapel, Knightswood or Yoker area. Services are for families from pre-birth to early secondary school.

 

Parent & Child Sessions

Universal Services

  • Shake, Rattle & Roll (1 – 5 years)

Shake, Rattle & Rolls is our weekly music and movement class for parents and toddlers.  It is designed to promote fun engagement between parents and their children.  Children have a natural inclination to sing and play, and these activities form a vital part of their development.  Play and music are important vehicles for the development of children's mental capacity, intellect, and form the basis of language building.  Along with this, combining music and play can also help improve co-ordination and concentration.  As part of these sessions we use a variety of activities, such as free play time, ring games, song time and parachute games.

Shake, Rattle & Roll runs every Thursday from 1pm-2pm, at 3D Drumchapel.

  • Baby Basics & Toddler Togs (0 – 5 years)

Formerly known as the ‘3D Swap Shop,’ Baby Basics & Toddler Togs is open to families with babies and pre-school children (0-5 years). 3D Drumchapel has a bank of good quality pre-loved clothing which can be accessed via a referral, a phone call or speaking with a member of staff.

  • Chatter Natter (all families)

Chatter Natter is a drop in session for families to meet other families in the community in a relaxed environment. Parents can have a cuppa whilst their wee one plays. This session is open to families who have a child out-with the 0-8 year’s age range.

Chatter Natter runs every Thursday from 11.30am-1pm, at 3D Drumchapel

  • SPACE (0 – 8 years)

SPACE is a peer support group for parents or carers of children aged 0-8 with additional support needs. We meet once a month for a 2 hour session, which gives people the opportunity to:

  • Meet other parents and carers
  • Explore ideas and opportunities around support
  • Find out practical information, resources and information on who to ask
  • Develop skills and build confidence
  • Hear from guest speakers and organisations on a range of topics

SPACE often results in new opportunities opening up for people who attend and helps to build social networks by strengthening relationships between families experiencing similar circumstances.  A crèche is also provided for the duration of the session.

SPACE meets on the second Wednesday of the month from 10am-11.45am, at 3D Drumchapel.

  • SPACE kids (0 – 8 years)

SPACE kids is a 90 minute play session designed to promote interaction between parents and their child with an additional support need. It focuses on sensory play and complements, but is not exclusive to, families who access the SPACE peer support.

  • PPP Peer Support (all families)

This peer support group for any parents who are currently undertaking or have completed the Positive Parenting Programme (PPP).

  • Pop Up Play (all families)

Pop Up Play days are holiday initiatives to encourage both families and children to come together to access play spaces in their local community. The sessions will take place in a well recognised community spot and will focus on participation, movement, fun and games.

 

Targeted Services

  • 3D Play (I play, You Play, We Play together) (1 – 5 years)

3D Play is a six week programme designed for a small group of families with children aged 1-5 years, providing a variety of play opportunities to encourage bonding and interaction between children and parent/carer. This would best suit families who would benefit from a smaller peer group play session or those with children who would thrive with additional support given in a fun relaxed environment to help them reach their developmental milestones. The session will provide an opportunity to engage with other parents and families and provide a platform for play between parent and child.

3D Play runs every Tuesday from 10.00am - 11.30am at 3D Drumchapel.

  • MEND (2 – 4 years)

MEND is a healthy lifestyle programme for 2-4 year olds and their families. The programme consists of 10 fun games and learning information sessions to support families and their children to lead healthier active lifestyles. The programme content includes active movement, parent and child time, adult information workshop, children’s creative and physical play as well as an introduction and exposure to healthy snacks. The programme welcomes referrals from individuals as well as partner agencies.

 

  • Triple P (all families)

Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) is a multi-level, parenting and family support strategy. Triple P has been designed to prevent - as well as treat - behavioural and emotional problems in children and teenagers. It aims to prevent problems in the family, school and community before they arise and to create family environments that encourage children to realise their potential.  We currently have two levels of Triple P available to provide positive parenting strategies:

  • Standard Triple P: A 10 week programme of one-to-one sessions, for parents with concerns about their child’s behaviour who require intensive training in positive parenting.
  • Primary Care Level 3: Four one-to-one half-hour consultation sessions to improve child and parent relationship, for parents with a specific concern about their child’s behaviour who require one-to-one consultations and active skills training. These parents are often unable to commit to regular treatment over longer periods of time.

These sessions would normally take place in the family home.

  • Triple P Peer Support (all families)

This is a monthly peer support group which meets for 90 minutes, which helps to enable families to support and encourage each other to maintain strategies and skills learned from the Triple P programme.  At this session parents can discuss and reflect on their experiences, share tips and ideas, and refresh their knowledge once the programme has finished.  Encouragement from and interaction with other parents is an important part of keeping the ongoing work alive, as well as fostering a broader sense of community.

The Triple P Peer Support group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 10am-11.30am, at 3D Drumchapel.

  • Home Visits (all families)

Home Visits are offered to families requiring additional emotional support as required. Home visits are an opportunity for families to receive further one-to-one support, a listening ear and the opportunity to be referred or signposted for additional support if appropriate to the individual or families needs.

  • Because You're Worth It! (all families)

Because You’re Worth It! Is a six week confidence building peer-group programme that aims to tackle issues around low self confidence through goal setting, family relationships, affirmation, group and personal activities.

 

Nursery & Schools Programmes

Family FAST(Families and Schools Together) Programme –We work in partnership with Save the Children, local schools and  nurseries and partner organisations to deliver the FAST programme.

Activity sessions and trips for Dads, Grandads and their children in partnership with local primary schools.

 

 

Referrals can be made via the online form available by clicking here or by contacting us on 0141 944 5740

All referrals will be assessed and places offered on a needs basis.

Children's Work

Our Children's Work activities are designed to support children around 5 – 13 years old and their families.  Our services for pre-birth families or those with babies under one, can be found here.  For services to support families with children around 1 – 8 years old, please go here.

3D Drumchapel has amended the delivery programme, separating our activities into Universal and Targeted services. As a not-for-profit charity organisation, there continues to be no cost attached to any of our services, which remain free at the point of use for all service users.

3D Drumchapel operates within geographical boundaries and our services are available to families who reside in the Drumchapel, Knightswood or Yoker area. Services are for families from pre-birth to early secondary school.

 

Children’s Work

 

Universal Services 

  • 3D Lunch Club (S1 - S2 pupils)

3D Lunch Club is an informal group open to all S1/S2 pupils at Drumchapel High School, focusing on fun and active games and activities. The club aims to increase pupils' confidence, well-being and socialisation.
"It's good to get involved and have a laugh" - Debra
"It's fun and I get to communciate with everyone" - Shelby

  • Children’s Services (5 – 13 years)

Similarly to the Family Afterschool Clubs, all other children’s services are encouraged via referral from the relevant agency. Children’s services include befriending, and a goal-setting programme.

 

Targeted Services

  • 3D Family Afterschool Club (5 – 11 years)

We run two family-oriented after school clubs for pupils at Antonine Primary School.  These provide quality family activities focused on fun positive play, providing the opportunity to try new things and meeting and getting to know other families in their school.  The clubs provide a space for family bonding as well as helping with socialisation and developing new interests. Each session includes family time, free play & parent time, free play & parent time, all together time, team games, and snack & news time. Spaces are available on a priority basis though our referral process. School staff or other agencies can complete a referral through our website or by contacting us by phone

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  • Give Us A Break (5 - 13 years)

Gives Us A Break is 8 week programme for young people who have experienced loss, change to family circumstances, or bereavement.  It gives them the opportunity to speak in confidence about loss and changes in their life, and provides coping strategies and personal goals to achieve.

  • John Muir Award (8 - 15 years)

The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme focused on wild places, helping people from all backgrounds connect with nature and enjoy and care for wild places and urban greenspace.  At 3D, we take part in the scheme with some of the families we support who have children at the local primary and secondary schools, using it to encourage personal development and values-based learning through outdoor experiences.

  • Seasons for Growth (6 years - adult)

Seasons for Growth is a loss and grief peer-group education programme, designed to support young people aged 6 upwards and adults who are affected by change, loss and grief. Seasons aims to produce a sense of resilience, personal growth and acceptance of change in people’s lives. The programme lasts for four or eight weeks depending on whether the course is delivered for adults or children.

  • Talk2 (8 years +)

Talk 2 is a six week peer group programme offering support and guidance for parents and carers to help them talk with their children and teenagers about growing up, puberty, relationships and sexual health.

  • Because You're Worth It! (all families)

Because You’re Worth It! Is a six week confidence building peer-group programme that aims to tackle issues around low self confidence through goal setting, family relationships, affirmation, group and personal activities.

 

 

Children’s Clubs - We run 2 Children’s Clubs once a week during term time and Holiday Clubs during the summer holidays. These Clubs provide a safe place for children to play, learn social skills and build positive relationships with the leaders and other children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteer Development

Volunteer Development

We rely very much on Volunteers to support many of activities for children and families. The time given by volunteers to the project is invaluable. The opportunities provided to volunteers also provide a valuable tool to gain confidence, learn new skills and gain experience to move onto College and further learning or employment. Please see Volunteering page for more info.

 

Volunteer Leaflet

Our Services

Following an organisational review 3D Drumchapel has amended the delivery programme, separating our activities into Universal and Targeted services. As a not-for-profit charity organisation, there continues to be no cost attached to any of our services, which remain free at the point of use for all service users.

3D Drumchapel operates within geographical boundaries and our services are available to families who reside in the Drumchapel, Knightswood or Yoker area. Services are for families from pre-birth to early secondary school.

We provide services in the following areas:

 

Universal Services

Our Universal services are drop in sessions where no prior agreement or referral is required for attendance. Families can self select to attend a universal service.

Current Universal services within the 3D programme are outlined below, categorised into pre/post birth services for expectant & new parents and family sessions open to all families with 0-8 year’s child.

Pre/Post birth:

  • Family Lunch (pre-birth – 1 year)

Family Lunch is a weekly event for new and expectant parents, providing an opportunity for those who have a baby under 1 to come to eat a yummy, healthy lunch together and get to know some other people also having babies. Families are encouraged to bring all their children or a family member, and it’s a great environment to get to know other new or expectant families in their community and learn about healthy eating, and also allows staff to support parents as the wean their babies and introduce solids.

The Family Lunch runs every Friday (excluding public holidays) from 12.30pm-2.30pm, at 3D Drumchapel.

  • Tea & Tots (0 – 1 year)

Tea & Tots is a postnatal support group offering new parents and carers the opportunity to come along and meet with other new families, improve their confidence as a parent, chat about opportunities and support available for them and their baby, as well as to access useful information and resources.  The group helps to build community support by fostering social networks and giving access to all the latest relevant information for new parents and their babies.

Tea & Tots is designed to complement the concurrent Well Baby Clinic & Breast Feeding Support Group, and runs every Wednesday from 1.30pm-2.30pm, at 3D Drumchapel.