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GROW

GROW aims to provide a unique holistic service that enables Rotherham women and their families to make informed choices. This is delivered by working closely with our partners to ensure a wide range of services are available to Rotherham women.


The Advocacy Project offers 1-1 care and support that includes advocating and raising issues that affect women’s lives.
The Family Project enables Rotherham Lone Parents to access support, advocacy and training opportunities to create movement towards their personal goals.
The Diversity Project ensures that GROW meets the needs of the diverse communities of Rotherham. And that diversity is embedded into the delivery of our service
The Training Project consistently provides a high quality training provision that is responsive to the needs of Rotherham women and community groups.
The Rotherham Women's Network supports and represents the views and aspirations of all Rotherham Women giving them a voice locally and nationally.
The development and maintenance of partnerships and collaborative working remains a key priority for GROW.  The services of our partners are vital to ensuring that Rotherham women are supported in making informed choices.
Effective networking continues to enable GROW to inform, be informed, influence and be influenced.  GROW relies on the information from our networks to enhance our work and for network partners to hear what Rotherham women are saying.

Services

Since 1988 GROW has offered a range of activities and support to women and their families who are from a variety of backgrounds and with differing needs to improve their well being, security and life opportunities.

GROW delivers its service in the communities.  Project workers offer a range of opportunities and support:
• A range of training opportunities from taster activity to NOCN level two
• Support to engage with the Women’s Network activity including Maternity Services Liaison Committee and Bereavement Service
• Working with young parents and parents to be, including a Peer Support Project
• Advocacy support at meetings and time to fully understand meeting content and implications
• Supported signposting to specialist services
• 1-1 support to develop achievable action plans for change and progression
• Support and signposting to move closer to the labour market

GROW believes to bring about real change for local women it should not only be the women who have to undertake training and change but services on offer sometimes needs challenging and be given the opportunity to involve/listen to community voices when developing services e.g. community education.  GROW workers offer this challenge.
 

Partnership working

GROW took the lead in the SRB6 delivery with UMCC, ‘Women’s Development Project’ to enable women living in the Eastwood to access and sustain training.

GROW is taking the financial management lead for Rotherham Children, Young People and Families Voluntary Sector Consortium on the 3 year CWFD Contract to support the involvement of the Private and 3rd Sectors in local integrated children’s workforce strategies. 

GROW mangers the 3 year The Big Lottery Contract, ‘Peer Mentoring/Befriending Service for Teenage Parents and Parents to be’.  The Rowan Centre (Barnardos) supports the engagement activities and GROW delivers the training.

GROW is a member of the Rotherham Children, Young People and Families Voluntary Sector Consortium and Safe@Last are leading on a Contact with V to deliver engaging young people into new volunteering opportunities.
 

Comments from beneficiaries & partners

“GROW workers are supportive and patient and give good information”

“Without my project worker and GROW, I dare not think where I would be now”

My Project Worker has been a god-send and is a great source of support in my life”

 

Every Child Matters Outcomes

Stay Safe

From Accidents
GROW is a founder member of the developing Rotherham Women’s Counseling Service.

From maltreatment, abuse or exploitation

From violence

From bullying and discrimination

From crime or anti-social behaviour

Be Healthy

Be physically healthy
GROW works with women and their families. GROW workers build a relationship with women (of all ages) offering a service of support, advocacy, befriending and training.

Be emotionally or mentally healthy

Be sexually healthy

Have a healthy lifestyle

Choose not to take drugs

Enjoy and Achieve

Be ready for school
GROW works with women and their families to see education as a positive experience.

Attend and enjoy school

Achieve educational standards at primary level

Achieve educational standards at secondary level

Enjoy recreation

Achieve Economic Wellbeing

Engage in further education, employment and training
GROW is represented at the Work & Skills provider group.GROW has delivered a number of successful enterprise road shows, offering local residents the opportunity to explore business ideas with specialist providers.The work of GROW work raises expectations and aspirations. GROW has delivered a number of successful Financial Inclusion road shows, linking local families with appropriate financial service providers. GROW delivers a variety of courses designed to look at employment as a realistic option. GROW workers support the writing of application forms and CV’s and accompany young women to the Job Centre. If required GROW will support with the purchasing of appropriate clothing etc for interviews.

Be ready for employment

Live in decent homes and communities

Access transport and material goods

Live in households free from low income

Make a Positive Contribution

Engage in decision-making
GROW delivers citizenship training to women and their families. GROW works with families from the asylum seeker, refugee and economic migrant community, offering a range of activities to support them to integrate into Rotherham life. All clients are engaged in a process of social education that offers personal and interpersonal skills and time to recognise & celebrate individuality. GROW provides the opportunity for women and their families to explore their own & others attitudes and values. GROW offers opportunity to Increase knowledge & understanding of the impact of a variety of issues on their lives and support to develop action plans for change. GROW actively promotes and mirrors fairness and inclusivity in its work and in its staff and management structure.

Support the community or environment

Choose not to offend, re-offend or engage in anti-social behaviour

Choose not to bully or discriminate

Develop self confidence and enterprising behaviours

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Company Limited by Guarantee No: 4126612.
Registered Charity No: 1088792.

GROW provide short breaks for disabled children and young people.

Contact Details

Chatham Villas, 1 Chatham St
Rotherham, S65 1DP
T: 01709 511171
E: info@growproject.org.uk
W: http://www.growproject.org.uk

Geographical area served

  • Wentworth North
  • Wentworth South
  • Wentworth Valley
  • Rotherham North
  • Rotherham South
  • Rother Valley West
  • Rother Valley South

Age ranges served

  • Early years 0-5
  • Secondary 11-13
  • Secondary 13-16
  • 16-19
  • 19-25 (for young people with disabilities and special needs)

Staff

GROW employs 17 staff.

MBA, Cert in Youth & Community Work, Dip in Higher Education, BA (Hons) Accounting and Management Control, QCA level 5, Cert Ed, EDEXL level 5 BTEC Professional Certificate (Management Studies), D32 & D33, NNEB

Volunteers

GROW has 17 volunteers.

Admin, crèche, people skills, IT support

Beneficiaries

520 beneficiaries for a wide range of needs.

Strengths

Committed, experienced staff that are passionate about the ethos of the service. Ensuring women and their families are at the heart of the service. GROW has always valued and has resourced the development and maintenance of networks and partnerships to inform and guide the work.

And for the Future...

GROW will be re structuring during the next 12 months to ensure it continues to met the needs of Rotherham families.

Additional information

  • Nominated Child Protection Officer
  • CRB checks

Policies in Place

  • Child Protection Policy
  • Safeguarding Policy
  • Equality & Diversity Policy
  • Health & Safety Policy
  • Recruitment & Selection Policy
  • Safe Lone Working Policy
  • Confidentiality Policy
  • Data Protection Policy
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Complaints Procedure
  • Internet and Email Usage Policy
  • Disciplinary and Grievance Procedure
  • Environmental Policy
  • User Involvement/Participation Policy
  • Training and Development Plan

Quality Systems in Place

  • Investors in People