Community Building


When supporting challenging children both professionals and  parents benefit from supportive relationships that function over a longer term process.

In Kendal we are working in partnership with the Integrated Care Community on a community building process which has I Matter training as a central element of thinking about a wholistic appproach to improving population health.

Kendal ICC has been working to build relationships between primary care and local schools and has been licenced to use the Community Wheel as a tool to think about a joined up approach


We are now working with others on the process of complex care co-ordination which sees agencies working together to ensure that social emotional foundations are being met, not just literacy and numeracy targets.


In relation to the care of complex children we thereore see this community building process as having 3 stages that correspond to the more advanced stages of our general training process


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In Kendal those who have completed Foundation training can join our community wheel events that run for both professionals and for parents   These adopt a community asset approach to promoting healthier and more active families.    We are in the process of building a programme that can reach out to support parents and carers in our area.


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Any parent or professional who has completed Foundation Training can join us in the Community Wheel events which take a lead in taking forward healthy community development and adult-child relationship health as a priority in their own setting.


By integrating  I Matter Training provision with wider community assets and opportunities, we aim to maximise longer term naturalistic support around the family.


Within our Community Wheel Structures Volunteers can work with the I Matter Framework Training Community as

Link Parents 

+ spreading the word

+ encouraging people to tell different stories about challenging children and parents



Parent Mentors

+ supporting the community building process

+ accompanying families to training

+ supporting the Family 1:1 or group programme



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