Dandelion Time

1-2-1 Therapeutic family farm sessions

Lockdown has had an adverse effect on the vulnerable children and families that Dandelion Time supports; an increased incidence of abuse, further isolation and a deterioration in emotional and behavioural difficulties. Our 1-2-1 therapeutic family farm sessions are an effective and vital lifeline.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1136613)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£30,000

Amount raised

£28,304

Time left

2 days

Donations

114

Championed by Four Acre Trust

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)

Location

United Kingdom

  • Dandelion is an amazing place the Therapy really does work, it’s helped us all as a family to deal with things. Working together through arts and crafts, woodland walks, animal care and to have people listening to you is just amazing. We have all got something out of it!

    — Parent

  • Dandelion was incredible in both helping not only my daughter but myself in such a calm nurturing environment, where you can make and create, prepare food, Craft making, be free of all thoughts and concerns

    — Parent

  • You transform and change lives and bring out the best in people. I just needed one person to believe in me when I couldn’t and to love me when I couldn’t love myself

    — Mother

Situation

Around two million children in England face a range of vulnerabilities exaccerbated by Covid-19. Calls to the National Domestic Abuse helpline up 49%. At Dandelion Time, 88% of our referrals have experienced abuse or domestic violence in some form. Referred children are often isolated and in a state of crisis as a result of complex emotional and behavioural difficulties and wider disadvantages; trauma, domestic abuse. Financial and schooling pressures have placed further strain on families

Solution

Our approach offers a non-medical systemic model working experientially with the natural world and crafts to heal relationships and address the root causes of the cycle of abuse and neglect. Using natural craft activities, we help families to overcome the difficulties they are facing and build stronger bonds. Children develop resilience and have achieved remarkable and long-lasting changes in their lives as a result of coming to Dandelion Time.