Samuel, a single father, came to Welcare when he was struggling financially just before Christmas. We were able to help with food and heating costs, and enable Sam and his children to have a proper family Christmas.
Myra and Mia were referred to Welcare via Lambeth’s domestic violence service after domestic abuse towards Myra by Mia’s father. Welcare programmes for Myra (Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities) and Mia (MySpace) helped them both to come to terms with the abuse and their feelings.
Louise and daughter Ada* were recommended to Welcare by a play therapist in Ada’s school. 5-year-old Ada’s father had been violent and emotionally abusive towards Louise, and antagonism between the two was affecting Ada.
We know what a difference a positive male role model can make to the lives of children. However 8 year old Sam, living with his grandmother and sister, felt that he had no one special in his life he could turn to.
Mary, an asylum seeker, was referred to Welcare as she was isolated with a young child and had limited funds. Welcare helped practically, linking her into the services she needed, but also gave her the support and confidence she needed to become part of the local community.
Children’s Services referred mum Charlotte to us when she was struggling with her son Alfie’s challenging behaviour. This included extreme tantrums which would last for hours until Charlotte gave in to what he wanted.
Congratulations to the wonderful Welcare Wizzards winning 4th place at YMCA's Quiz Night. Supporting one of our partner agencies the Welcare staff & trustee team had a fantastic evening raising money for #ymcalifechangefund which helps vulnerable young people overcome challenges https://t.co/pQGjyoydXf
Join us on Wed 5 Oct at Harlequin Theatre, Redhill for 'A Century of Change' an illustrated presentation by local Historian & Welcare supporter John Capon. Proportion of proceeds to Welcare. 2.30 & 7pm. Visit https://t.co/3rR3BBihGP
Last week at our Baby and Me group we introduced the families to our treasure basket full of sensory objects and toys. The babies loved playing and exploring with their parents and learning about all their different senses. https://t.co/Ph48nAq5Vh