West London Zone

Supporting children to achieve their goals

Our vision is of a west London community where all young people have access to the support they need to overcome challenges and achieve their goals. We do this by providing a personalised 2-year programme for every child, to ensure they each get the right support in the right way at the right time.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1160947)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£40,000

Amount raised

£40,000

Donations

28

Championed by The Childhood Trust

    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)

Location

United Kingdom

  • A big barrier for us is the issues that the children bring to school that stop them making the progress they should make, or engage with or trust the school. WLZ has worked at a level it’s impossible for teachers to work at

    — Oli Knight, Phoenix Academy, Quoted in the Guardian

  • There was always someone there listening to me and helping me out.

    — WLZ Young Person

  • Talking to our Link Worker every week has helped me keep my mental health in check with four children to care for. She has supported me with so many important issues and has been a constant support. She's made a huge difference to our lives.

    — WLZ Parent

Situation

Approximately 10,500 young people in west London live in low-income households. Yet many of these households border the wealthiest streets in London. This disparity means that young people in our zone are growing up with unequal access to the experiences and opportunities they need to achieve their goals. Without access to opportunities and support, these children may experience challenges in later life, including unemployment, social isolation and poor mental and emotional health.

Solution

We aim to bridge this gap and ensure that children and young people have all the support they need to achieve their goals. We do this with our team of trusted adults – Link Workers, based in school – who guide each child through their individually tailored programme of support. Aiming for the whole community – families, schools, local council, community groups – to be joined up around each child, every programme also includes specialist support delivered by over 40 partners working locally.