Our team adopts a community organising approach to promote early years development; combat isolation; support physical and mental health, particularly maternal mental health; and break down any barriers that stop families from accessing health and social services. We run a variety of weekly workshops that provide a fun space for kids to play and a safe environment for parents to build a network of support and share their experiences.
Parents and Communities Together (PACT) is a community-led social support project, set up by Citizens UK, to support and empower parents in order to improve the health and development outcomes for young children in Walworth and Camberwell.
Together with Southwark Citizens, who are part of Citizens UK, we provide training for parents in Community Organising. Parents also have opportunities to lead and participate in activities to bring about positive changes locally.
Parent Champions are parents who volunteer for a few hours a week, to talk with other parents within the community or institution of which they are a member, e.g. their church, their mosque, or their estate.