“A massive help throughout lockdown, getting me in contact with people who could get us food shopping and even a charity that gave me a dinner table so we can now have proper family meals.”
“The children’s centres have been going above and beyond for ourselves and other families during the holiday period with gifts and food packages.”
April 2020 – March 2021
Even with Covid lockdown restrictions, these are some of our headlines
Families supported by our service
Families received 1:1 outreach
Children attended early learning sessions
You said, we did
At Spurgeons, we believe every child deserves the opportunity to live a happy and hope-filled life, and that no child should face abuse, neglect or uncertainty. As a charity we have been in existence for over 150 years now, and in Wiltshire we have been delivering children’s centre services for more than a decade, becoming part of the very community that we serve.
As a children’s centre team we are here to make sure that every child has the best start in life, sometimes by providing services ourselves and sometimes by helping families to access our wonderful partners and the many excellent other services in Wiltshire.
We can only do this because of the funding we receive from Wiltshire Council and, quite rightly, we are responsible for providing evidence of the impact that we are making. This page contains just a taste of what we have achieved and what families have to say about our services.
By telling us what you think of our services and what might be missing, we hope to make sure we’re doing the best we can. Please let us know how we are doing or send us ideas using the links below:
“Without the Children’s Centre I don’t know how badly my mental health would have got through lockdown, you have made such a profound difference in how I’m feeling.”
“Very good services offered, lots of information and support for parents, good communication and support for setting and families.”
“Always there for me when I need to talk to someone. You were welcoming and non-judgmental. It was nice to know that there was someone there for me as well as my child too.”
Good news stories
Our partnership with Wiltshire Council around the use of the Five to Thrive Trauma and Attachment approach in Wiltshire has meant that we are now featured on the Kate Cairns Associates official website.
How we’ve helped
More than 30 of our families were provided with food hampers for Christmas, while others benefited from the In-Kind organisation.
Working with Together for Families, we provided over £1000 worth of presents to children in Wiltshire from donations made via Amazon wishlists, and a radio appearance led to a donation of £400 from the Salisbury toy appeal