The Teenage Parent Project in Wakefield recently held an open day, funded by Church Housing Trust.
The day was a vital opportunity for young parents to meet the agencies and individuals that they would work with and be supported by once they had moved on from the project.
It was also a great chance for staff and families to socialise, have some fun and take a break from their day-to-day lives. For many of these young mothers, who have come from overcrowded family homes, broken relationships or care services, this sense of community, support and respite can be a huge help.
Donations and support from Church Housing Trust meant that mothers and babies living at the scheme, and some who are being provided floating support in other accommodation, could have a catch up over a buffet lunch and refreshments. All of the kids got to play in the garden and everyone enjoyed a variety of games including a Disney theme song quiz, a raffle, and a lucky dip.
Providing this day cost only a small grant, less than £50, and made such a difference to the families’ lives.
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