School-Home Support (SHS)

School-Home Support - The SHS Welfare Fund

To give children and families living in extreme poverty a helping hand this Christmas and to improve their chances in education.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1084696)

Check mark Match funded

Amount raised

£19,586

Donations

27

  • I just wanted to start by saying how grateful the children and myself are for the help we have received from the SHS Welfare Fund. We have been truly blessed with what we have been given and thank them and yourself for working so hard for us and fighting

    — Tracy (a mother supported by the SHS Welfare Fund)

  • Thank you Katia for helping us get food and a place to rest our heads. Without you we will be sleeping on the streets and no money to buy something to eat.

    — Danielle, aged 8 (a child supported by the SHS Welfare Fund)

Situation

Today, almost four million children live in poverty in the UK. This number is increasing, and the gap between rich and poor households is wider in the UK than in other developed countries. For many of the children and families this poverty can stand in the way of education. Parents often face the difficult decision of whether to pay for a school uniform or put food on the table for their child. By missing vital education, too many children are finding themselves trapped in a cycle of poverty.

Solution

School-Home Support works with families and children facing severe disadvantage to ensure that children have the support they need to be in school, ready to learn. The SHS Welfare Fund gives the poorest families we work with a helping hand in times of desperate need by providing them with everyday items that many of us take for granted - such as school uniform or a bed to sleep in. By overcoming these barriers to education, children are given the opportunity to escape poverty in the long-term.