East Surrey

Here you can find the news and jobs from our centre in East Surrey

  • Enjoying Groups Again


    Welcare in East Surrey is once again delighted to have received funding from the Reigate & Banstead small grants programme for an area of urgent need.  We are all aware of the detrimental impact Covid restrictions have had on parents and young children and we felt it important that we were able to offer a […]

  • Another £2000 grant for Welcare in East Surrey


    Welcare in East Surrey is delighted to have been awarded a £2000 grant from the Reigate and Banstead Borough Council 2021/22 small grants fund. Our thanks go to Councillor Sue Sinden and Councillor Stephen Mckenna for supporting our application to this fund for a second year. The grant is part of Covid recovery and will […]

  • Mummy & Me


    In our Redhill Family centre, playworker Hina has embraced the lifting of restrictions by implementing a Covid-safe group for new mothers who have been feeling isolated through lockdown. Hina’s current ‘Mummy & Me’ group has 6 attendees, all with babies born during 2020 or early 2021. “The mummies who are coming are all high need,” […]

  • Adapting to change in our East Surrey centre


    In East Surrey, playworker Hina has managed to adapt her usual group programmes into 1:1 sessions with parents/carers and their young children.

  • Family Support Worker, Redhill


    Do you have experience of working with families and children aged 0-13, a good understanding of the needs of vulnerable families and a relevant vocational or academic qualification? Welcare is recruiting an experienced person to deliver broad based preventative support services to families in East Surrey. This part-time (3 or 4 days per week) maternity […]

  • Where would we be without our volunteers?


    As you can imagine after 12 weeks of lockdown the front drive of the East Surrey centre was looking a little tired and overgrown. As part of the preparations for getting it ready for a rota of staff to return we were lucky enough to be able to benefit from three of our volunteers helping […]

  • Life During Lockdown: Foodbags in East Surrey


    Staff and volunteers at Welcare in East Surrey have had their hands full recently, with more demand than ever for food and basic supplies for local families. Prior to lockdown, Welcare offered a foodbag service based from our centre in Redhill.  Families finding themselves in financial difficulty could come to the centre to pick up […]

  • Playlink 16th Birthday Party April 2019


    “The children enjoyed exploring the activities and many people just said ‘wow – there is a ball pool’ upon entering.”   Playlink in East Surrey hosted its own 16th birthday party last month, in an afternoon enjoyed by Welcare staff and service users alike. “We had several ball pits and tents set up.” Says Helen […]

  • Adding something for Lent rather than taking away


    Welcare in East Surrey hosted a Lent Lunch in early April, raising £60 for Welcare. Staff provided guests with a choice of three delicious home-made soups, fresh bread and fruit. Over the meal the Venerable Moira Astin – Archdeacon of Reigate, and Welcare Trustee – led the group in a Lent reflection and challenged us […]

  • East Surrey Christmas Toy Choosing Day


    On Wednesday 31st October our East Surrey centre held their annual Toy Choosing Day. Each year parents are invited along to choose gifts to give to their children and family for Christmas. The toys and gifts are very kindly donated to us by local schools and churches and the event gives families we work with […]

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