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FOCUS: Our work with refugees

Its Refugee Week. Here is a summary of our work supporting refugees in Lewisham and other areas in London. In Croydon, we deliver the Asylum Childcare Project Creche, which is a bespoke crèche facility for the UK Visa and Immigration Service, from the Early Years Alliance, providing excellent care for children under 5, while their…

It’s Carers Week

Many of us have caring roles within our family and friendship groups, caring for a child, partner, parent or sibling. You may be getting in a bit of shopping for a relative or friend a couple of times a week, helping a parent with dementia, looking after your young or adult child with a disability…

Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 – Loneliness

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and this years theme is loneliness. The Campaign to End Loneliness says “In total , 45% of adults feel occasionally, sometimes or often lonely in England. This equates to twenty five million people.” Action for Children have also reported 24% of parents surveyed said they were always or…

Loneliness

We can all be affected by loneliness at different points during our life and being a parent can often make us feel lonely or isolated. Feeling lonely can leave us feeling embarrassed and low but it’s important to remember that feeling lonely is perfectly normal and that  there is help out there to help us…

Making a referral to our services

Information for Professionals working with families in Lewisham. The Early Years Alliance Children and Family Centres provide 1:1 Family Support, Parenting Courses and Domestic Abuse Recovery Programmes to families facing difficult periods and challenges in their lives. All referrals for the following services can be completed online via our professionals referral form or sent to…

Domestic abuse isn’t always physical. Coercive control is an act or a pattern of acts of assault, threats, humiliation and intimidation or other abuse that is used to harm, punish, or frighten their victim. This controlling behaviour is designed to make a person dependent by isolating them from support, exploiting them, depriving them of independence…

Safer Internet Tips

Even very young children spend lots of time online. These top tips have been written for you (parents and carers) by  the UK Safer Internet Centre to share, and talk about, with your children. It’s never too early to talk about life online! Parental Controls Making sure your child can’t access things that are not…

Support for male victims domestic abuse

If you are (or suspect you are) a male victim of domestic abuse – you are not alone. There are many organisations that can help you and most offer an anonymous service and have quick to escape webpages so your partner cannot see that you’ve accessed their website. Many of these services are for those…

April is Stress Awareness Month

If you have found our stress levels rising over the last few years, you’re not alone.     Stress can have a huge impact on our health and wellbeing, especially if it goes on for many months or years. Worrying  about our health, work and finances can leave us not knowing where to start to…

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