Welcare in Bromley
Welcare in Bromley continues to work with vulnerable families within the borough, employing three family support workers. It is receiving an increasing number of referrals and so more families and children are receiving services, including group work for children.
There are also trained and supervised volunteers working directly with parents and children in very practical ways, for example spending time with a mother completing the new Personal Independence Payment form, helping to sort out paperwork with a dyslexic mother, being a mentor for children and spending time with them just playing and having fun.
One recent case concerns Samira who was referred to Welcare by her children’s school because she was socially isolated and needed help with finding support services for women who had experienced domestic violence and honour based violence. The family also needed to find activities for the children to take part in outside of school and help with applying for benefits. The family support worker and a volunteer have worked with Samira to achieve these goals. Overall the family feel that they are in a much better place in their lives because of the intervention from Welcare.
Welcare values the support of the Anglican Church: by prayer, by fundraising and by encouragement of their work.
If you would like to find out more, please see the display at the back of church during August or visit the website www.welcare.org