The Outreach Van
This vehicle was purchased in January 2003 and
was converted for play and consultation
The Outreach Van visits isolated parents/carers with children under 5
and can provide Health Visitor clinics, consultation between
parent/carer and workers, small play area for children, Toy Library toys
and Scrapstore materials. Other agency services are able to access the
van according to need. This part of the project is funded by Somerset County Council and we are working with Barnardo's to deliver this work.
Families using the van must fulfil some of the
Applications by agencies such as Health Visitors, Family Support Workers, Schools, Playgroups or other.
Self applicants are considered
- Families must have a child or children under 5 years or be parents/carers-to-be
No transport or limited transport available
Families in rural areas where barriers or issues exist limiting access to local family support provision
The van has a consultation area behind the driving seats and a separate
section converted for play with a sand pit, painting table, book rack
and lots of toys. There is also a toilet, cooker and storage shelves.
The van aims to promote the self esteem of parents/carers by offering a range of appropriate individualised services.
For further information:
Telephone C.L.O.W.N.S. on 01643 707190
To download a Confidential Referral Form, please click below.