• New Grant for Lambeth

    14 Sep 2020

    We are delighted to be awarded a £7,340 grant for our work in Lambeth from Lambeth CLIPs.  This will enable us to deliver digital, phone support and group work to children and families who are in need, including those affected by domestic abuse, income deprivation and mental ill health.   We will provide practical and emotional […]

  • Baby massage and wildlife walks

    8 Sep 2020

    Staff and volunteers in our East Surrey centre have been going the extra mile – sometimes literally – to find creative ways to engage safely with service users this summer, and continue their work while adhering to the restrictions of social distancing. Nature walks Family Support Worker Cathy Kershaw has been conducting family visits everywhere […]

  • Helping Young People at Risk

    28 Jul 2020 | Inner London

    We are thrilled to have been awarded £36,661 from the Youth Endowment Fund Covid-19 grant round to fund our work for twelve months in Inner London with families referred to us by the Youth Offending Service.  We will be working with young people, their parents and siblings with multiple risk factors for involvement in youth […]

  • Domestic Abuse Funding

    9 Jul 2020 | Bromley

    We are thrilled to be awarded a grant from @CommsLinksBromley for our work with children and families exposed to domestic abuse in Bromley and we would especially like to thank the Direct Line Group who gave the money!   Grants like this enable us to continue to provide both practical and emotional support as this case […]

  • Where would we be without our volunteers?

    29 Jun 2020 | East Surrey

    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 […]

  • Phased Return to Work

    25 Jun 2020 | Central Office

    From the week beginning the 22nd June 2020, we began Phase 1 of a Four phase return to work.  This means that while a majority of staff continue to work from home some members of staff are now working from our centres on a rota basis.   We will monitor how these arrangements work and will review […]

  • Challenges for Carers

    10 Jun 2020 | Central Office

    Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of the challenges carers face and an opportunity to celebrate the hard work and dedication of all unpaid carers. But there is a big difference between caring for your child, which is part of parenting, and being your child’s carer. It is essential that we recognise […]

  • Life during Lockdown: Keeping families connected

    2 Jun 2020 | Central Office

    Bea, a single mother of 2 children in her 30s, was referred to Welcare earlier this year in order to access our MySpace programme. When the country locked down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Bea began to feel isolated and reached out to ask for help.   Bea was referred to Welcare’s Myspace programme to […]

  • Hannah Franklin: 4 years at Welcare

    2 Jun 2020 | Inner London

    As Hannah prepares to move on after four years managing our Child & Family Support Service in Inner London, we interviewed her to look back on her time with Welcare… Re-launching Services in Inner London Welcare has served families in inner London boroughs for many generations, although by 2013 funding from statutory sources had completely […]

  • Life During Lockdown: Foodbags in East Surrey

    2 Jun 2020 | 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 […]

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