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  • 125 Years of Welcare


    In a special service in Southwark Cathedral on 15th June, diocesan family support charity Welcare celebrated 125 years serving children and families struggling with poverty, mental and physical ill health, domestic abuse and social isolation. The history of Welcare Welcare’s roots go back to 1894 when the Diocesan Association for Friendless Girls was started, and […]

  • Welcare renews Investing in Volunteers


      Following a recent assessment, Welcare is proud to have renewed its award status for Investing in Volunteers for another 3 years. Welcare currently has 41 volunteers working across various roles, including: Groupwork assistants Family support volunteers Mentors Administrative volunteers Community volunteers Our volunteer roles are varied, and we work with volunteers to allow each […]

  • Anna Khan gives talk on mental health in young people


    “External appearances can tell you very little about the struggles someone faces behind closed doors.”   For Mental Health Awareness Week, Anna Khan, CEO of Welcare gave a talk at St Mary with St Alban, Teddington, as part of a series of local  ‘Tedd talks’. The topic of mental health in young people is particularly […]

  • Welcare launches #CapeAbility campaign!


    Welcare’s newest (and most fun) fundraising campaign has now launched for summer 2019! The #CapeAbility campaign is centred around the three key themes of Thrive, Care & Inspire.             Using the theme of capes and superheroes, it appeals to children and works creatively with popular culture in a world where […]

  • £11,000 funding secured for Welcare – well done Hannah!


    Not one, but three new sources of funding for Welcare Hannah Franklin, our Inner London Child and Family Support Service Manager, has had multiple successes this month – securing not one, but three new sources of funding for Welcare. Through applications completed alongside a busy work schedule, Hannah has secured the following:   Awards for […]

  • Over £2,500 raised through Lent lunches


    Our annual Lent lunches, where hosts provide a simple meal of bread and soup in exchange for donations in aid of Welcare, have once again proved to be a huge success. Our 2019 Lent lunches have raised a total of £2,647, which will go towards our continued work with children and families. Lunches were hosted […]

  • Welcare’s new look!


    ‘We wanted to symbolise the diversity, creativity and the “helping hand” of Welcare.’ Regular visitors to the site might have already noticed, but for those of you who haven’t seen yet, our website has had a makeover! Following a review of the old site design, it was decided that our homepage was in need of […]

  • £250 raised for Welcare in a Lent Lunch


      The first of our Welcare Lent Lunches, hosted by our very own Diane Taylor – Executive Assistant to the CEO and Clerk to the Board of Trustees – took place this weekend, raising over £250!   This was the first of 5 Lent Lunches organised by Welcare trustee Megan Pacey among the congregation of St […]

  • Welcare’s 125th Anniversary


    This year Welcare will celebrate its 125th Anniversary with a special Service of Thanksgiving in Southwark Cathedral.   Welcare was founded by the Bishop of Rochester, Randall Davidson and his wife Edith in 1894 in response to the desperate need of those we would now call single, homeless young girls and women.  Throughout the decades […]

  • Welcare staff training 2019


    “Welcare always has responded creatively to the changing needs of the communities we serve.” We kicked off the new year with a staff training event to increase awareness and understanding of emerging areas of complex needs. This included particular reference to problems such as serious youth violence, Child Sexual Exploitation, Female Genital Mutilation and mental […]

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