West London Zone

Summer support for children and young people

The pandemic has been hugely damaging for children's wellbeing and education. West London Zone helps those children who often fall below the radar to build the relationships and skills they need to get on track socially, emotionally and academically - empowering them to fulfil their potential

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 8 June 2021 to 12:00 PM, 22 June 2021

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1160947)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£21,135

Donations

18

Championed by The Childhood Trust

    Category

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

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)

Location

United Kingdom

  • The reliability and consistency of support has been so valuable to my son's development. Our Link Worker is always there when we need her, and has given my son a platform to express his feelings

    — WLZ parent

  • WLZ has helped me develop strengths and skills during the pandemic that otherwise I wouldn't have been able to learn. My Link Worker has really helped me keep happy during this time. No matter how I felt she was always there for me.

    — WLZ Young Person

Situation

The past year has been hugely challenging for young people in West London - where 1 in 5 children don’t get the support and opportunities they need to thrive. With schools closed for much of the year and clubs and activities greatly reduced, children have missed out on many opportunities and experiences. Their well-being and social skills have also been negatively affected.

Solution

This year we will extend additional support, trips and activities throughout the summer, providing opportunities for children to have fun, learn new skills and boost their wellbeing - getting them back on track when schools return in September. Our aim is to offer children the opportunity to participate in sport, drama, music, art and crafts and a range of trips and visits, including kayaking and the zoo, as well as accessing some additional support from their Link Worker (their dedicated WLZ mentor) where needed.