“My local church I normally visit weekly, and supports my family loads as part of the Kids Matter programme brought around a bag full of items for my family today. I was shockedand grateful for their generosity and the thought that had gone into it; food items, soap, tissues, toilet roll, lots of arts & crafts materials for my kids to use plus boardgames and books. Thank you so much Lynette Woodward, from our family to yours.”
Coronavirus Response: Parenting support
Our team of skilled psychologists and community workers have developed new resources for families and parents, tailored to provide specific support in the challenges to come.
One minute you’re pregnant, the next minute you have a baby in your arms. There’s no guide or warm-up; you just get thrown into being a parent. Since doing the programme, I’m much calmer and better at recognising certain situations and honing in on key things that are happening with my children.
Over the last three months, hundreds of inspiring local groups have sprung into action, including our very own Fuzz Dix, a veteran Kids Matter facilitator doing incredible work to support families on the Isle of Dogs – as reported by The Independent .
Many of our partner churches are asking us how they can reach families in lockdown when the need is overwhelming. And what if families don’t engage? We don’t have all the answers (this is tough for everyone) but we do have some ideas that we have seen working in communities...