Project information

Rainbows support for children suffering loss

Rainbows supports children to express their feelings of loss and grief when a parent dies or goes to prison. Some children also experience family breakdown or crisis and need a place to build their self-esteem and resilience. Dealing with these traumas early enables them to lead fulfilling lives.

January 2014 - August 2014

Charity information: Noah's Ark Centre Ovenden

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  • Need

    Need

    Long-term effects of complex loss, trauma and bereavement.

    Solution

    Listening to children's voices; helping them to find their own way to share their feelings and develop their own strengths.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Reaching vulnerable children in the community

    Activities

    » Make connections with primary stakeholders.

    Feedback from children, parents and schools.


    Aim 2

    Providing a safe space for children to grieve.

    Activities

    » Provide 24 sessions of facilitated group work.

    Use several rooms and a 1:2 ration of staff to children.


    Aim 3

    Train facilitators and provide resources for planning.

    Activities

    » Run one training session and provide materials for creative work.

    Retention of facilitators year after and supervision of staff ensures quality facilitation.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Children teach their families how to grieve more healthily. The impact can be life-long and generational for these families. It is preventative work.

    Risk

    All staff go through DBS and safeguarding training to guarantee safety for our children. There is also a clear management structure for the work.

    Reporting

    We can offer a written update on the progress of the project and quote anonymously from the feedback we receive.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £8,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £7,000 overheads Running the sessions twice/week
      £1,000 materials workbooks and creative materials
  • Background

    Location

    Ovenden, Halifax, West Yorkshire

    Beneficiaries

    Children aged 4-10

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the only Rainbows provider in Calderdale and have been running for 10 years.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Andrea Turpin

    Runs the project for 6-10 year-olds.

    Tracey Bulmer

    Runs the project for 4-6 year-olds.