Cardinal Hume Centre

Families Learn and Grow Together

This is a project to help vulnerable families with school-aged children who struggle every day with: Unsuitable and temporary housing Food poverty Low income Children will benefit from a fantastic out-of-school programme, while parents get the help they need to cope better with day to day life

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 4 December 2014 to 5:00 PM, 17 December 2014

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1090836)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£100,000

Amount raised

£134,657

Donations

87

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

Location

  • Children are at their best when they have choice and freedom to choose what they want to do: it's when they're at their most confident and creative. Even with our planned craft sessions, the resources can be used flexibly. Many of the activities were open ended and open to interpretation.

    — Rachel Kent, Family Support Worker at Cardinal Hume Centre

  • Lujain loves being outside but the London weather often means we don't go to the parks. Other places like the zoo or aquarium are very expensive. Knowing we could come here means I didn't have to worry. The activities varied and Lujain never got bored.

    — Nora and Lujain (3), mother and daughter who visit the Centre during the summer holidays

  • A lot of the children we worked with are struggling at school. Their parents often lack the confidence to help them. And research shows that after the school holidays children's learning has often taken a step backwards.

    — Rachel Kent, Family Support Coordinator of the Centre's summer school

  • Lujain loves being outside but the London weather often means we don't go to the parks. Other places like the zoo or aquarium are very expensive. Knowing we could come here means I didn't have to worry. The activities varied and Lujain never got bored.

    — Nora and Lujain (3), mother and daughter who visit the Centre during the summer holidays

  • Children are at their best when they have choice and freedom to choose what they want to do: it's when they're at their most confident and creative. Even with our planned craft sessions, the resources can be used flexibly. Many of the activities were open ended and open to interpretation.

    — Rachel Kent, Family Support Worker at Cardinal Hume Centre

  • A lot of the children we worked with are struggling at school. Their parents often lack the confidence to help them. And research shows that after the school holidays children's learning has often taken a step backwards.

    — Rachel Kent, Family Support Coordinator of the Centre's summer school

Situation

Thousands of families in Westminster struggle each day with housing, food and other basics. In the areas surrounding our Centre, child poverty is a serious concern and there are few secure and safe spaces for children outside of school hours. For families struggling on low incomes, the danger is that their children grow up in poverty and miss out on vital opportunities to learn and develop. They may face difficulties with homework and lack chances for creative expression and socialising.

Solution

Children aged 2-13 and their parents will be supported by dedicated staff with - After school learning development courses for disadvantaged primary school children - School holiday activities, trips and creative learning for school aged children - Back to school preparation programme with maths and science help - Advice on housing and employment for parents The project focuses on opportunities for the whole family to improve their prospects for the future and their day to day lives