Families come first
Graduates from our parenting programme...
It was celebrations all around as 15 families attended our Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities graduation. The day doubled up as a family fun day offering sport day races, Wii fitness games, t-shirt design, face painting, massages and henna tattoos.
A graduate: The next programmes take place in Hampstead, Kennington and Thamesmead — Sep–Dec
We understand that being a parent can be one of the most rewarding jobs in the world but also one of the most challenging. To support families, we run a 13-week parenting programme for expectant parents and parents of children aged up to 18, designed to promote good parenting and a better connection between parent and child.
Delivered by the Race Equality Foundation, the programme covers issues that parents face on a day-to-day basis. These include how to motivate children, how to build better relationships and how to stop them going down the wrong track. Themes of empowerment, boosting confidence and community involvement are also explored.
“It was great to meet and celebrate with many of the families who have undergone our programme," says our Executive Director for Community Investment, Stephen Burns. "They were inspirational. Every parent wants their children to be healthy, happy and safe. The commitment these parents showed to improving their skills will undoubtedly benefit them and their families. They should be very proud of themselves.”
Graduates: Programmes run throughout the UK
Tawa, a graduate, said: "I've learnt a lot including little things you wouldn't think of... I've definitely become a better parent for it."
Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities complements our Activate Roundtable which is attended by 30 stakeholders from the public, private, voluntary and community sectors to discuss the key changes and barriers to alleviating child poverty in our communities.
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We run lots of exciting programmes and things to do – the vast majority are free and open to everyone. Download our impact report to see what Peabody has achieved over the past 12 months: Peabody Group impact report 2017 (pdf, 2.8mb)