• 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 […]

  • Adding something for Lent rather than taking away

    10 Apr 2019 | East Surrey

    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 […]

  • An explosive MySpace session! 🌋

    20 Mar 2019 | Inner London

    Children in our Inner London MySpace Group made a bang this week with their home-made volcanoes. The volcanoes were created and decorated as part of an exercise designed to help the MySpace participants understand and express their anger and negative emotions. The bicarbonate of soda, vinegar and red food dye “lava” represented how negative emotions […]

  • £250 raised for Welcare in our first Lent Lunch

    11 Mar 2019 | Central Office

      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 […]

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