Here, at Thomas Cook Children’s Charity, we’re lucky enough to work with a number of larger partners each year, which share our same passion for improving the lives of children and the communities in which they live.
The NSPCC is a fantastic organisation which has helped to make huge improvements to children’s lives for more than 130 years. By supporting their work, we’re confident they can help reach out and support even more young people who need the help.
Recently, Liz from our Mansfield store visited the Nottingham Centre and met with NSPCC colleagues who deliver the Life Stories programme. Funded by the Thomas Cook Children’s Charity, the new service aims to support children in care emotionally, by giving them a better understanding of the events that have taken place in their lives. Kids in care aged ten to 17 can access this help after a referral has been made by a health professional.
Life Stories aims to improve the wellbeing and self-esteem of children who are dealing with:
- Little understanding of why they don’t live with their birth parents
- Not understanding situations which have lead them to be placed in care
- Events that took place in their early lives
- Lack of trust towards adults
- Poor relations with their peers
- Struggling to settle with their foster carers
- Having difficulty expressing their emotions
Celebrating a person’s strengths and achievements is a big part of Life Stories. By the end of these one-to-one sessions, we hope they’ll have more confidence and see themselves in a more positive light.
If you’d like to help Thomas Cook Children’s Charity support amazing programmes like this, you can donate here.