Shepherds Bush Families Project & Childrens Centre

Support children from families in housing need

Families living in temporary unsuitable accommodation figure highly amongst groups who are socially excluded in our society. Our project exists to support and assist families and children trying to cope with housing stress and manage their lives in very difficult and wide-ranging circumstances.

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1080495)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£11,800

Amount raised

£7,910

Time left

2 days

Donations

26

Championed by The Childhood Trust

    Categories

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Infants (<2)Infants (<2)
  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

We work with families who are homeless, those living in temporary accommodation and families who are occupying unsuitable housing. Many of the children and young people (c&yp) living in these circumstances are faced with various other challenges, such as social stigma, housing stress and anxiety. C&yp often lack the space and resources to play, explore and even complete homework tasks.

Solution

Our setting provides an opportunity for c&yp to learn through play in a friendly, warm, safe and stimulating environment. The aims of our sessions are to ensure children aged 1-16 are given the opportunity to access resources to develop their language, communication, social, emotional and physical skills. We support c&yp to gain the skills and confidence they need. We also provide resources to complete homework and school projects.

  • I am glad you helped my mum, she can get the job, she will be happier.

    — 10 year old

  • This centre gives a positive environment for many children. It gives a stable place where I could do my homework, it also gave me a safe place to play. It is a reliable centre in which children can play and not be on the streets getting involved in crime.

    — 15 year old

  • I like it, I can dress up and the girl helps me.

    — 6 year old (SEN)

  • I like it here because, I can do my homework with amazing staff. And I get to make wonderful stuff, I get to paint and draw, which I don’t do much at home. Also it is absolutely amazing atmosphere.

    — 12 years old