• Our work with the Youth Offending Team

    14 Jun 2021 | Central Office

    This year, Welcare staff have been working closely with the Youth Offending Team, working with children who have been in trouble with the law, and their siblings, helping them to rehabilitate and stay away from crime. This work has been funded by the Youth Endowment Fund. Since joining us in early 2021, Welcare Senior Family […]

  • Second Hand Tech Saturdays at Richmond Rugby Club

    22 Apr 2021 | South West

    Richmond Rugby Club launched its Second Hand Tech Saturdays in early 2021 during lockdown.  The initiative encouraged people to donate any unused laptops and tablets by dropping them off at the club on Saturdays, and these were then distributed to local children and families. The initiative was supported by Veritas Digital Services, who securely erased […]

  • Families in Crisis: how our fund has helped

    9 Mar 2021 | Central Office

    One thing that stood out to our teams in the last year is the range of challenges different families face. By introducing our Families in Crisis Fund we have been able to allocate funds at our discretion, working closely with families who desperately need immediate and practical support   Over the Christmas period, our supporters […]

  • Busy in Bromley

    9 Mar 2021 | Bromley

    Despite the challenges presented by the current pandemic, Welcare in Bromley have continued to actively support children, young people and families over the past year. Working closely with local schools and partner agencies, we’ve provided support for 34 families, facing issues ranging from isolation, mental health and domestic abuse concerns during lockdown, to finance and […]

  • Fundraising achievements through the pandemic

    9 Mar 2021 | Central Office

    As 2020 brought about many changes in day to day life for the nation, our supporters found ways to get creative with their fundraising. As we approach one year since the nation was first placed under lockdown, we look back on the innovative ways Welcare supporters have continued to help us raise funds for the […]

  • A Tribute to Jean Griffiths

    10 Feb 2021 | Greenwich

    We were sad to learn of the death of Reverend Jean Griffiths on 4th February this year. Jean, pictured fourth from the left above at our Annual Meeting, was a persuasive ambassador and volunteer for Welcare in Greenwich and part of the ‘Welcare family’ for over twenty-five years, until recently serving as chair of our […]

  • Thank You to The Richmond Charities

    2 Feb 2021

    We are delighted to have been awarded a £2,000 grant to support children and their families in Richmond who are struggling to cope with the pandemic through our community grant programme. The local community grants will enable us to provide practical support for families in immediate need and to assist them in emergency situations.   Thank you to The […]

  • £2000 grant for Welcare in East Surrey

    14 Jan 2021

      Welcare in East Surrey is delighted to have been awarded a £2000 grant from the small grants fund at Reigate and Banstead Borough Council. Our thanks go to Councillor Sue Sinden and Councillor Stephen Mckenna for their support with our application. The grant is for our Families in Crisis Fund which we use to […]

  • How Welcare helped me: Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities parent interview

    9 Dec 2020 | South West

    We interviewed Mel*, a mother who attended our online Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities course run in association with Skylarks this autumn, to find out how the experience helped her. Welcare’s ongoing partnership with Skylarks dates back over the past three years, and this course was made possible through funding from the Richmond Parish Lands Charity. […]

  • Adapting to change in our East Surrey centre

    9 Dec 2020 | East Surrey

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

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