From an equality of access point of view, a very useful set of resource tool kits to help and empower practitioners at all levels gain access to vital information about the health & housing needs of black minority and ethnic communities. We found these briefing papers to have been of particular interest to our Diversity Ambassador Programme, a network of 75 organisations (made up of both voluntary and charities across all equality strands) who advocate and lobby on behalf of their respective minority communities

– Yasir Mirza, Head of Diversity at Guardian News & Media, speaking about the Better Health and Better Housing project

We were taught that there was another way that we could teach our son to behave. We realised that in order for our son’s behaviour to change we had to change the way we reacted to him and his behaviour. The programme really worked for us.

– What a parent said about SFSC

I have been accessing the support of the REF since 2007 when I started working on running SFSC programmes.  The REF are very helpful, efficient and the staff are great. It’s great to know you can always ring on the helpline number for support.  They have worked hard on the support package they offer in the last couple of years and it’s good to know someone will always get back to you if not be able to answer your question immediately.  One of the best things about the REF is their vision for the future, commitment to research as well as their drive to support facilitators to use and share best practice.  As a facilitator and project worker/Coordinator I feel really supported

– Rachel Hornsby, SFSC Project Worker, Bath and North East Somerset Council, speaking about the SFSC parenting programme