Carefree Kids was awarded a lottery grant of £250,000 in 2013 to expand its work in Waltham Forest and neighbouring boroughs. The funding will last until 2018.
This funding has enabled Carefree Kids to employ two part-time volunteer coordinators and has provided a big boost in the capacity of the charity to increase the reach and impact of its service.
Carefree Kids is looking to set up a new course for teenage boys and girls aimed at: ‘Meeting the emotional needs of your future babies, children and yourselves as parents’ and is looking for ways to fund the course. The course will be school based.
Some of the problems experienced by the children whom we help through our therapeutic work are caused by poor parenting.
There is no comprehensive preparation for all parents about the realities of parenthood, especially the emotional aspects. It therefore makes sense to try to prepare young people in good time in ways which they will always remember. Read more about the Early intervention course.
Concert goers packed the magnificent dining hall of Forest School on Saturday 9 June 2012 to enjoy a charity fundraising concert ‘From Heart to the Heart’ given by world renowned cellist Alexander Baillie, accompanied on piano by John Thwaites. Continue reading Sell-out concert kick-starts urgent fundraising campaign
Carefree Kids entered its first ever runner, Beth Eite, in the 2012 London Marathon this year. Despite earlier injury, Beth raised over £600 in a magnificent effort. Continue reading Beth raises over £600 in first marathon
We are thrilled by the launch of Friends of Carefree Kids on 16 April 2011.
The event, held at the Quaker Meeting House in Leytonstone, was an overwhelming success and there was standing room only.
Sir Richard Bowlby, our patron, discussed his father’s acclaimed work on attachment theory and how this continues to be developed to better serve children’s needs for healthy emotional development. Continue reading Friends of Carefree Kids launched
Carefree Kids were winners in the 2010 London Borough of Waltham Forest Love Your Borough Awards
Ros Kane accepted the award for the Health and Well-being category from the Olympic gold-medallist, Sally Gunnell. Continue reading Carefree Kids wins health and well-being award
Carefree Kids is a children’s charity based in Waltham Forest, London and working in Waltham Forest and neighbouring boroughs.
Since 2004 we have been providing emotional support to children, teenagers and their parents and carers.
We use non-directive therapeutic play, art therapy, dramatherapy and dance/movement therapy to help release troubling emotions that may be difficult to communicate verbally or in other ways.