Shrewsbury House

Christmas with a Difference

At Shrewsbury House we want to make sure that all child beneficiaries receive the one to one guidance and support from our youth workers that they need. We aim to recruit more play and youth workers to deliver this objective and to work more closely with local agencies, including primary schools.

Donations open 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1058694)

Campaign target

£7,200

Amount raised

£12,200

Donations

78

Championed by Four Acre Trust

  • Some children don't get a healthy meal at home in the evening when they get home from school so in the after-school club the children are given a healthy snack. Sometimes the staff do workshops to show the children how to prepare and cook healthy snacks from ingredients found in the fridge.

    — Loraine Mangan

  • At Shrewsbury House they feed the children snacks and a meal during the school holidays to prevent hunger from food poverty. This activity is extremely important and can not be lost due to inadequate staffing when the club is in high demand. The work they do is amazing and they need our support now.

    — Brian Douglas

Situation

The problem is that we have more children than we can manage with the current ratio of staff. We have over 50 children per session using the afterschool club sessions. In the winter months this figure increases as the weather gets colder. We have identified an additional number of children with additional special needs. Some of the children live in the care system, with elderly grandparents or in chaotic homes and have behavioral challenges which require additional one to one supervision.

Solution

To resolve this the project will employ additional sessional play and youth workers These workers will deliver one to one support and act as positive role models and mentors for the children that have been identified as needing extra support. One to one support can be provided for children with additional special needs through increasing staffing ratio's and working in small groups to deliver specialist activities.