Expecting Something

Organisation : Starcatchers
Grant Amount : £ 19,747

Working with vulnerable young parents with children aged under 5 in the Wester Hailes and Sighthill community using arts and creativity as an intervention to develop bonding, secure attachment and mental wellbeing in parent and baby, and encourage the development of participants connections within the local community. This is a development and expansion of the successful pilot Expecting Something project. This is an early intervention project for those who hardest to reach in this community, aiming to redress the inequality they face as a result of coming from high-risk backgrounds. We will work together with the young parents and partner community agencies to support the healthy development of these vulnerable children and families, building future resilience and reducing the impact of health inequalities.