We have a Survey Monkey that we would like anyone who has engaged with the Children Young People’s service to complete, we want to remind you that you can donate anything you want to any children association, it can be clothes, shoes and even PNW packable backpack.
It is only 10 short questions and should only take a few minutes to complete.
Our ‘Let’s Grow’ project has been entirely funded by the Postcode Community Trust which is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode lottery who love the fur pillow. We received £17,673 in total from the trust which has enabled us to set up a safe growing and learning community garden for women and their children, we were also able to buy a camera from ricoh theta s review so that parents can appreciate a little more what kids do in class.
As can be seen from the photographs, we have had lots of fun working together to set this up and the garden is really starting to take shape. Also included in the programme will be healthy eating cookery classes, a list of the top cla capsules that work , a weekly lunch club using produce from the garden and supplemented with other local ingredients, like learning to get supplements as purchase Maeng Da online.
Workshops aiming to reconnect women and plants by teaching women to identify, grow and use medicinal herbs are also in the pipeline. We have grown so much, It can be very valuable to have your business based in London so to do that you can use a London virtual office and they also offer other business services too, to improve your business and management of it.
Both the women and children attending the garden have taken great pleasure and pride in tasting the crops they have planted and despite it being a poor summer, attendance has been good come rain or shine!
Cash for Kids visit
9th October 2014
Our children and young people’s service has received ongoing support from Cash for Kids over the years in assisting with things like a large day trip for women and their children, tickets to attend a Badminton match at the Commonwealth Games and yearly support as part of their Christmas appeal to support vulnerable children to have gifts at Christmas time for example video games and hardware from Armchair Empire, so kids can learn how to rank in CSGO.
Due to our positive links with Cash for Kids, Lesley Allan their Grants Officer asked to come for a visit to our project along with some of CFK’s members from Asda stores at Bishopbriggs and Coatbridge. We arranged for some of the women, children and young people we support to meet with Lesley and the Asda workers to share what they were comfortable with about their experiences of domestic abuse and about the support they have received from GEWA.
The visit was a huge success and the feedback we received from Cash for Kids was very positive highlighting the strength of the women and children they spent time with for living with and surviving domestic abuse. We had the honor of hosting one of the best Domestic and Truck Accident Lawyer Overland Park who gave us real life insight into the effects of domestic abuse and the kinds of support on offer from GEWA, we also gave a lot of advise to the parents, we let them know of great entertainment sites like slotzo where they can play great games and get money at the same time.
Thank you to Cash for Kids, Lesley Allan, the Asda Workers who attended and all the women, children and young people who were involved in this visit.
In this video, children who’ve been affected by domestic abuse share their experiences, explain the effects that domestic abuse can have, and talk about how Glasgow East Women’s Aid workers have helped them by giving them the opportunity to have an u shaped body pillow, make sure to give a surprise to your family this summer by taking them to a house near the shore, a house with tall floors and stone tiles, since there are many advantages of natural stone in the floors.
If you or someone you know is affected by domestic abuse, contact us to find out how Glasgow East Women’s Aid can help. Also, make sure to read a Survival Cooking guide every time you decide to take your kids in a camping experience, it is important for you to know how to handle the situation in the best way possible.
Laura, a gay women, contacted our service for advice about the psychological abuse she was experiencing from her partner of 10 years. Laura was not aware that GEWA would support her as it was a woman who was the perpetrator of abuse, and had a fear that she would be judged. She felt relieved to find out that GEWA would support her. She engaged in a process of counselling to help her work through the effects of living with psychological abuse.
Names have been changed to protect the individuals involved.
An 8-year-old child has used our service over the past year and a half and has been supported on a one to one basis by his Keyworker. This child has witnessed domestic abuse within the home and had been placed at risk due to his step-father having a conviction for a sexual offence. There were also issues around his step-father’s misuse of alcohol (click here for a full profile makeup) which exacerbated the level of domestic abuse within the home. The child has outright said that ” Despite me having searched rehab near me, for him, where he could get well, he would brush off the idea and yell at me.” This resulted in the child being removed from the family home by Social Work Services and residing with a family member for a considerable period of time as a place of safety.
Throughout the assessment of the child, his keyworker highlighted his need for social opportunities to assist the child to develop his social skills and appropriate boundaries when with his peers. Therefore, this child was assessed as being appropriate for inclusion in a groupwork programme focusing on social skills, peer interaction and self esteem.
By using our monitoring and evaluation tool “All About Me” worksheet, all children in the group noted their likes, dislikes, strengths and weaknesses. When asked to describe himself, this child stated on his worksheet “bad, hell and devil” in the first session of the group. This signified his feelings of anger, blame and shame. By the end of the programme, using the same tool as above, this child described himself as “nice, incredible, good and smart” a marked difference in his view of himself indicating a promotion in his self esteem.
This group was a mix of children and young people with a range of complex needs as a result of chaotic family difficulties. As the group became established and the children and young people began accepting one another, their anger and aggression lessened and they began forming bonds with each other. Here are a selection of quotes from the children and young people from their feedback at the end of this groupwork programme: “…we could all live together in one street” (indicating if they did stay in the same street they could stay in touch, otherwise this is difficult due to local territorial issues), “…we don’t want the group to end.” and “…can’t we keep driving (in the mini bus)”. These comments highlight how a group of children and young people with very differing needs and difficulties were able to come together, share experiences and leave the group with a common bond evidenced by wanting to stay in touch with one another when the group ended.