• 125 Years of Welcare

    2 Jul 2019 | Central Office

    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 […]

  • Trustee roles available – apply today

    1 Jul 2019 | Central Office

    Welcare is recruiting Trustee roles – Head Office We are looking for trustees with diverse skills who can demonstrate a commitment to Welcare’s mission, and a willingness to devote the required time and effort; a problem solving ‘can-do’ attitude, enthusiastic approach, and the ability to work effectively as part of a team. This is a […]

  • Welcare renews Investing in Volunteers

    3 Jun 2019 | Central Office

      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

    31 May 2019 | Central Office

    “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 […]

  • OurPlace group gets their hands dirty in the garden!

    30 May 2019 | Inner London

    “I didn’t know you could massage soil!” This half-term, participants of Ourplace – a drop-in group for children and young people in our Inner London Centre –  have been out in our Garden. The group is for young people to improve emotional, social and mental wellbeing. Young participants who have recently begun attending OurPlace have […]

  • Playlink 16th Birthday Party April 2019

    25 May 2019 | East Surrey

    “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 […]

  • Welcare launches #CapeAbility campaign!

    24 May 2019 | Central Office

    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!

    23 May 2019 | Central Office

    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 £2500 raised through Lent lunches

    30 Apr 2019 | Central Office

    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 £2647, which will go towards our continued work with children and families. Lunches were hosted […]

  • Welcare’s new look!

    26 Apr 2019 | Central Office

    ‘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 […]

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