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£5k grant awarded to support vital language development project in Birmingham

A grant of £5,000 from the Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust has been awarded to our ‘Language Through Play’ project at Holland House Children’s Centre which is part of the Birmingham Forward Steps Children’s Centre’s service.  The Language through Play project…

Challenging year prompts an inspirational act of kindness for young carer, Chloe

The past year has been very challenging for so many, especially the young people who access Spurgeons Young Carers services across Birmingham and Wolverhampton. For these young people, attending Spurgeons’ young carers groups provides respite from the adult responsibilities of…

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Birmingham Children’s Centres spread happiness to families in need over Christmas

This Christmas Birmingham Children’s Centre services, delivered by Spurgeons under the Birmingham Forward Steps partnership were on a mission to ensure that no child went without, appealing for donations of toys and gifts to distribute to families in need across…

Donations for Rushden based food bank supports families over Christmas

Over the Christmas period, Spurgeons Central Office teams would typically be preparing for the annual Christmas party as well as coming together to contribute towards Christmas Hampers for families accessing the local food bank operated from the Park Road Baptist…

Video storybook project at HMP Norwich to support families separated by imprisonment

There’s something very special about a parent and child sharing a book at bedtime, especially when that parent is in prison. Now, support has been made available by the Police and Crime Commissioners of Norfolk and Cambridgeshire to boost a…

Awards success as Spurgeons team at HMP Winchester recognised for ‘exceptional contribution during the Coronavirus pandemic.’

The Spurgeons team at HMP Winchester has been awarded a Police and Crime Commissioner’s Commendation for their exceptional contribution during the Coronavirus pandemic at December’s Safer Awards organised by the Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner. The Commissioner’s Safer Awards recognise…

Spurgeons’ Lead for Children and Young People recognised for support given to families affected by Domestic Abuse and Violence

Spurgeons’ Children and Young Persons Lead, Kelly from the Norwich Connect project has been named as the Safelives Star of the Month for providing support to families affected by Domestic Abuse and Violence. A great achievement of national recognition for…

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Wiltshire Children’s Centres wishlist appeal provides toys to local children in need over Christmas

Over the Christmas period, Children’s Centres in Wiltshire worked quickly to look for new ways to ensure that local families were supported throughout the festive period. Throughout the year many local families had lost employment and were struggling financially due…