Our Partnerships

Aspire Foundation fosters collaboration, purpose and innovation.

We firmly believe that the best outcomes for children and families can be achieved through innovative approaches and partnership working.

We actively seek to work in collaboration with other organisations to form partnerships that can help support the children and families we work with.

We have strong working relations with many of our local partners, including commissioners and providers of children and family services. Some partners are based in one or more of our centres.

As we prepare for the introduction of 'Family Hubs' in Gloucestershire, we are actively working to align services and improve access for our local communities.

We work alongside and support:
Gloucestershire County Council, Cheltenham Borough Council, Tewkesbury Borough Council. Signatories of the No Child Left Behind community agreement, Action on ACES Gloucestershire , Families Information Service, statutory and other voluntary, community sector organisations.

We are delivery partners with:

Health Visitors

We work closely with our local the health visiting teams in our Children and Family Centres to support them in delivery of their services to parents and very young children in Cheltenham and Tewksbury.

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Speech and Language Therapy

We support the provision of speech and language therapy at our Children and Family Centres where therapists can meet with children and families, offering specialist advice and support.

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Dad Matters

Dad Matters Gloucestershire have partnered with Aspire Foundation, delivering the following in the Children and Families Centres across Cheltenham and Tewkesbury.

Stay 'N' Play Groups
Stay ’n’ Play offers a great safe space for dads to bring their little ones! Grab a tea or a coffee and have a good chat with other dads while the little ones play, we accommodate little ones between 0-5 years old with toys, crafts, and much more. Giving dads not only quality time to bond with their children but also to meet other dads in their area.

Dad's Mental Health and Wellbeing Group
As fathers, men often prioritise the well-being of their children and partner over their own needs. However, neglecting one’s own mental health can lead to further problems down the line. Joining a dad-only mental health group can provide fathers with the tools to manage their mental health, allowing them to be better partners and fathers to their families.

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Mothers in Mind

Home-Start North and West Gloucestershire supports families in Cheltenham and Tewkesbury where there is a child of 5 or under in the household. Our trained volunteers provide practical emotional support through 1-2-1 home-visiting support.

Alongside this, our Mothers in Mind groups offer support to mothers who are struggling with their mental health. These peer support groups provide an opportunity to connect with others, reduce isolation, and develop support networks.

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Home Start

We are pleased to work in partnership with Home Start Gloucestershire to make sure families have support when and where they need it. We are pro active in signposting and making best use of each of our organisation’s services and expertise.

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Baby Hubs

The Health Visiting Service provide drop-in Baby Hubs at our Children and Family Centres where you can have your baby weighed and get advice on your baby’s health and development. For more information...

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Join us

We are always seeking to build new partnerships to support the delivery of services to our children and families and to develop new models of delivery and service provision.

If you would like to discuss opportunities where we could work together, please contact Shelley Thomas, Community Team Manager Cheltenham Locality or Emma Evans, Community Team Manager Tewkesbury Locality on 01242 252185

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Gardners Lane Children and Family Centre, Gardners Lane, Cheltenham, GL51 9JW