Welcare is a family support charity working with families and children up to the age of 13 in South London and East Surrey.
The focus of our work is to provide practical and emotional support and advice, individual one-to-one work and group work programmes. We work alongside parents and carers helping them use their strengths and skills to nurture secure and confident children.
Our services are driven by our Christian values, and we work with those of all faiths and none; our sole aim is to help those in greatest need.
In East Surrey we are based at the Welcare Family Centre in Redhill where we provide a welcoming and caring environment for staff to work together with families and other community support services. Our families are referred to us for a variety of reasons including (but not limited to) domestic abuse and parental conflict, mental health, emotional and well-being issues, social isolation or the challenges caused by low income and the cost-of-living crisis. We may work with an individual parent or child or the family as a whole. Every family is unique and we tailor our services accordingly. The best way to get a flavour of the work we do is to read about the families we have worked with at www.welcare.org/families-weve-helped
Our dedicated and experienced Family Support Workers work with families on a one-to-one basis providing both practical and emotional support and advice. This often involves co-ordinating and working together with other agencies for targeted help. We can also help families access emergency and grant funding and provide immediate support with our own foodbags and supermarket vouchers.
We provide group work programmes for parents, especially around parenting and boundaries and behaviour. We also run domestic abuse treatment and recovery groups for children and their non-abusing parent.
We have a weekly group programme for parents and their under 5’s to join with classes suitable for babies, toddlers, children with special needs and those who speak English as an additional language. For the most up to date programme visit www.welcare.org/redhill-groups.
We also work in partnership with schools running the Families and Schools Together (FAST) programme which helps to build confidence and emotional wellbeing for children who may be struggling.
We are incredibly grateful for the support of local churches, like St Margaret’s Chipstead, charitable trusts and individual donors, whose generous and continuing support help to make it all possible.
To find out more about us please visit our website at www.welcare.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01737 780 884
Here at St Margaret’s, we are proud to support the work they do, our mission representative is John Robertson, so if you would like to find out more, please do not hesitate to contact him.