At our refuge we have a large room designated specifically for providing support to children coming into the service. Our Children’s Support Worker uses this room to run therapeutic play sessions for the children and to provide support to our families. The room was in need of a renovation having not been decorated in some time and over the last few months big changes have been made.
Our dedicated Children’s Support Worker has worked hard on making the changes with the children in mind. Support sessions are much more focused, due to the space being organised and clearly defined. The room has specifically been designed and the items selected to ensure they all have a support meaning to them. This is apparent in the work that the children are completing, that they are exploring themselves and their therapy sessions can only benefit from these positive changes.
The room will continue to be a safe space for children and young people to access to receive support and we at Warrington Women’s Aid are very proud of this!
Our Children's Support Worker had these words of thanks:
“It is also important to recognise the support that has been offered and provided through this process. The room has undergone a massive transformation for which I, as the Children’s Support Worker, am truly grateful for. It is not only an incredible new workspace but it has gone above and beyond providing the children and young people with a comfortable, meaningful, purposeful and safe space to undergo support work, which can be difficult for them to process. The room has already enabled some children to experience results and hopefully this will continue. Due to this, it is important to recognise and thank everyone who has agreed to the room being completed, who donated, supported, and helped in any way to the development of the room. It is truly appreciated and we are incredibly thankful. It could not have been achieved or completed without the support of everyone.”
A special thank you also needs to be provided to:
Our fabulous team of staff at the refuge.
The trustees at Warrington Women’s Aid for continued support and enabling the development of the room to go ahead.
Community Repaint for the donation of the paint. They are based at Changing Lives at the Cockhedge Centre, Warrington and were not only kind enough to donate the paint but deliver it free of charge too!
Women’s Institute for donating a throw for the sofa, providing puppets and toys for the children and pledging their ongoing support.
Thank you all so much!