Family Support in Greenwich
A Tribute to Jean Griffiths
We were sad to learn of the death of Reverend Jean Griffiths on 4th February.
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 supporter group, Friends of Welcare in Greenwich. Jean bought great wisdom and energy to meetings and was one of our most loyal and tenacious fundraisers. Jean and Peter generously opened their garden for coffee (which usually extended to lunch) raising well over £8000 over the years. Jean was a prison chaplain, a vocation she loved and one that provided many interesting experiences. She was often invited to speak to local groups which always resulted in a generous donation to support our work. Similarly, if Jean was invited to preach, she always requested a donation to Welcare.
Jean will be sadly missed by all of us at Welcare and we are moved that her husband Peter and children Michael and Lizzie have chosen to continue to honour her memory by setting up a JustGiving page and requesting donations towards our work in place of flowers.
MARCH 2021 UPDATE:
Our centres are open for pre-booked appointments only. We are taking all necessary precautions to keep our staff, service users and volunteers safe. The best way to contact us is by telephone or email:
Tel: 020 8854 3865 Email: email@example.com
Located in the heart of the Nightingale Vale estate, our Greenwich centre provides services for children and their parents. The focus of our work is to provide both practical and emotional support to help children and families overcome challenges and improve outcomes.
Barbara Wilson, Child & Family Support Manager – South East
- Group work for parents and children (including MySpace – Welcare’s domestic abuse recovery programme for mother’s and children who have experienced or witnessed domestic abuse)
- Direct work with children
- Voice of a child group – Children who have received services through the group work programme meet on a quarterly basis and give Welcare feedback about the groups
- One-to-one family support work
- Mentoring for children aged 8-13
248-266 Nightingale Vale