FTCT meets staff at Coram’s Ealing Outreach Service Centres
Thursday, April 26th, 2012 | Posted in Blog
Over the past fortnight Anna and Francesca have been giving a series of presentations to staff at Coram’s Ealing Outreach Service Centres. Starting in Acton then going on to Southall, Ealing and Northolt, the sessions were aimed at introducing the outreach team to our charity. These teams work closely with families who may be eligible for our support.
Founded in 1739, Coram is one of the UK’s first children’s charities and offers a range of free support to families with young children, by providing services and support throughout all children’s centres in the London Borough of Ealing.
By working one-to-one with families, Coram’s Outreach Workers help families build support networks by using their local children’s centre. They also offer advice and support on a wide range of issues including parenting and child development, volunteering and employment, and housing and benefits.
By raising awareness of FTCT’s grants among the centres’ staff- including the types of support we can give and what makes the parent or carer eligible to apply- we hope to be able to begin to support some of the families with whom they are working, whose child has a need, which they themselves cannot meet.
Clare Welsby, Children’s Centres Strategic Manager, Ealing Council said:“It’s great to have met the team from FTCT. This was a charity that I knew nothing about which has a long track record in helping families. This gives us a great opportunity to raise awareness of the grants available to Children’s Centres in Ealing, which will hopefully lead to more families being supported. I would really encourage our teams to get in touch”
We would like to say a big thank you to Clare, Charlene and all the team at Ealing Outreach Service for inviting us in to talk to them. We look forward to our continued partnership with Coram in the coming months.
If you know someone whose child may need our support, please get in touch. Getting help from FTCT is really simple- all you have to do is give us a call.*Image courtesy of Coram