31st May 2018
Thanks to United Way
We have just come to the end of a grant from United Way and have been reviewing how helpful this money has been.
We asked for a contribution to the salary of one of our key staff members – Hannah – who is the Project Worker for the south part of the borough.
We know that friendships and having fun together are essential parts of growing up, leading to a sense of wellbeing and happiness. We see disabled young people making friends with each other and with volunteers and becoming happy participants in the activities that we provide. Friendships also help build confidence, self-esteem and social skills, with powerful effects on home and school life, and the transition to adulthood.
The role of the Project Workers is to be the first point of contact for disabled children and young people, and their families with the charity. Together, they work out the best way for the young person to take part in our activities and decide on the support they need to do so.
It is essential that we keep up to date with the child’s developing needs. Maintaining contact with families is the ongoing role of the Project Worker, so we can be sure that what we are offering is best for each young person.
We are very grateful for the grant from United Way, which has enabled Hannah to keep helping to make a difference to disabled children and young people.
United Way Worldwide is the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit organisation. It was established more than 125 years ago and now has a local presence in over 40 countries.
Established in 2014, United Way United Kingdom provides support to ensure every family can reach their full potential through quality education, income stability, and healthy lives. They work in the heart of disadvantaged to identify local needs and collaborate with local partners to address these needs. They develop and deliver projects that have a positive impact on the entire area, by creating opportunities for under-represented communities.