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Champions Support Network

A helping hand for parents and carers facing challenges with raising a young person.

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Supporting adults, families, and communities

Our new Family Services team have been hard at work this year, delivering a range of programmes to adults, families, and communities across East London.The Champions Support Network, which brings parents and carers together to form community support networks, particularly dealing with youth violence, exclusion and mental health. We run coffee mornings to forge connections plus workshops and training to...

1 year ago

 by LifeLine Comms Team

Team Spotlights

Introducing Tilishia, Head of Family Services

This month, we're delighted to speak with Tilishia, who joined us in May to manage our newly-formed Family Services team. You can Hackney. Been there all my life; my grandparents lived in Islington, mostly all in north London. Did you come from a big family? Oh, they taught me a lot. That we stick together and support each other through...

1 year ago

 by LifeLine Comms Team

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Let’s talk about change: how to deliver a successful support programme

It's funny how change affects people. I'd say many of us struggle with the idea of change. That may be because we see it as something that undermines our stability, that unsettles the status quo. We'd rather stick with what we have than risk it all for a better deal. Yet change is all around us. Think about your favourite...

1 year ago

 by Nathan Singleton

Team Spotlights

Introducing Stephen Callender, Youth Development Worker and Parent Champion Coordinator

This month, we're speaking with Stephen, who joined LifeLine in 2020 and now works on a range of our programmes in the Havering area, offering support to both young people and parents. Where did you grow up? I came over for a visit in 2000. The first thing I fell in love with was the cold. Back home, its blazing...

1 year ago

 by LifeLine Comms Team

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Offering support for every kind of family

We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges. Tim Berners-Lee Over the many years that I've worked in the charity sector, I've seen countless new initiatives and programmes launched with the aim of supporting and helping families.I once took part in a team-building exercise that involved everyone being given six Lego bricks. You were given...

2 years ago

 by Nathan Singleton

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The Champions Support Network returns

We're pleased to announce that we have secured a financial boost from The Mayor of London Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC), which will allow us to help to support proactive parents across three London boroughs, who themselves have conquered all the odds, to become Parent Champions for parents and carers in need of support, direction, and solutions for their...

2 years ago

 by LifeLine Comms Team

Team Spotlights

Introducing Sunita Bhakar, Champions Support Worker

This month, we'd like to introduce Sunita, who first came to us two years ago as a Parent Champion with our Champions Support Network, providing guidance to parents and carers. She's now a Support Worker, assisting and encouraging other Parent Champions with their mentoring. Where did you grow up? After living in Newham for just over a year, I had...

2 years ago

 by LifeLine Comms Team

Team Spotlights

Tips and wisdom from Royston Dawswell, Youth Development Worker and Parent Champion Co-ordinator

This month, we'd like to introduce Royston, an incredibly dedicated Youth Development Worker within our SW!TCH team and one of I was born in Stratford and raised in Manor Park. For me, Manor Park was very normal, well-located, just a useful place to grow up. It was me and my five siblings living in a single parent household.My mother is...

2 years ago

 by LifeLine Comms Team

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The importance of engaging parents and carers in understanding and tackling knife crime

This article was first published by Fighting Knife Crime London

2 years ago

 by Nathan Singleton

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What does community mean to you?

The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members. Coretta Scott King Ibn Khaldun, the Arab philosopher, popularised the concept of asabiyyah عصبيّة‎. The idea that a community has a sense of shared purpose that link members of different social groups to one another.Mpu Tantular, the 14th century Javanese poet, coined the term...

3 years ago

 by Nathan Singleton

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Champions Support Network returns to support more parents and carers

We're pleased to announce that the

3 years ago

 by LifeLine Comms Team

Articles

Compassion will unite us all

On 7th May 2020 the city of Richmond, Virginia, USA joined the International Charter for Compassion, a global movement guided by the Golden Rule of treating others as you wish others to treat you. Richmond wants compassion to be at the core of its community. What if every organisation put compassion at the core of their business culture?

3 years ago

 by Nathan Singleton

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