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Charity information


We use stories and poems to help children understand today's big questions.

We provide free lesson plans & resources to schools on important current themes. Our current theme is 'Home' and considers:
-housing & homelessness;
-refuge & migration
-belonging & neighbourhood.

Currently we work with children who are 7-11 years old.

Our activities are designed to be hopeful and open to children of varying abilities and levels of literacy, using both drawing and writing.

www. Lifejacketsuk. Org

Founded 2015

  • Mission statement

    Our aims are:

    To promote compassion for people with different lives and experiences among children and young people.
    To increase awareness of ethical issues and their effects among children and young people, in a hopeful and empowering way.
    To equip young people to develop their own ethical code.

    And to inspire a love of reading, which is a pathway to all of the above.

  • Aims

    Lifejackets aims to:

    • The object of the CIO is to help young people, especially but not exclusively, through the provision of reading, so as to develop their capabilities that they may grow to full maturity as individuals
    • and members of society.
  • Overview

    Established: August 2015

    Registered Charity Number: 1172824

    Board members: 4

    Volunteers: 12

    Phone number: 07931 512 489

    Address: 10, The Peak SE26 4LJ

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
  • Reading challenge on housing, refuge & belonging

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