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DAT for Families

We know that our communities have been facing a tough time, so we stepped in to entertain and support them with our DAT for Families programme. This programme is based around a series of free events that invite our families into the academies. Events have included Family Fun Days, a World Cup Football day and a Christmas panto. 

As part of these events we have been offering free food, food parcels and clothing, fun activities for children and a wide range of advice and guidance services covering areas such as finances, housing and parenting. A list of local organisations that can help local families is provided below, and we hope that you find this useful.

Dudley Academies Trust is here for our learners and their families all the year round, and we are committed to continuing with these events whenever there is an opportunity to bring our families into the academies.

Local Organisations that can offer support to families

Early help for children and families | Dudley Council

Early Help is taking action early to provide support where problems are emerging for children, young people and their families. Early help support may be provided at any point in a child or young person’s life.

Provision House (formerly known as Loaves n Fishes) is a Christian charity based in the West Midlands. We are committed to the relief of poverty and all its effects on the people

Black Country Food Bank

Our mission is simple: To feed local people in crisis Black Country Foodbank helps vulnerable individuals and families in crisis through the provision of 3 days emergency food supplies while a longer-term solution is developed. The services we provide have an enormous […]

Dudley Positive Parenting Programme - Triple P Online

What is Triple P? Triple P is a parenting programme, but it doesn't tell you how to be a parent. It's a toolbox of ideas and strategies for you to choose from as you know your children best and it’s all about making Triple P work for you and your family.

Phase Trust

Phase Trust is a widely-respected youth organisation that works across Dudley Borough and beyond to provide formal and informal programmes or support that encourage children & young people to maximise learning opportunities and reach their full potential as citizens. You can access services such as family support and personal development for young people.

Youth Service | Dudley Council

Aged 11 to 19 (up to 25 for young people with a disability) looking to develop your personal and social skills? Get involved with the Dudley Youth Service.

Home - Dudley CVS

People, Place and Participation. Nurturing caring, vibrant and strong communities across Dudley borough. AboutWHAT WE DO INGREDIENTS People, Place and Participation Nurturing caring, vibrant and strong communities across Dudley borough. AboutWHO WE ARE How can we help? I’m an individual ... Read More

Citizens Advice Dudley and Wolverhampton

Free, 24/7 mental health text support in the UK | Shout 85258

Shout 85258 is the UK's first free, confidential, 24/7 text support service. It's a place to go if you're struggling to cope and need mental health support. Text SHOUT to 85258.

Helplines and listening services - Mind

Samaritans. To talk about anything that is upsetting you, you can contact Samaritans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can call 116 123 (free from any phone), email [email protected] or visit some branches in person. You can also call the Samaritans Welsh Language Line on 0808 164 0123 (7pm–11pm every day).


Dudley, Here4YOUth - Cranstoun

Dudley Here4YOUth offers a safe space for young people to talk about how they feel. The service empowers young people to make positive changes, to improve their wellbeing and reach their potential.