At Rockwell we believe in making a real difference in our community. We are pleased to announce our November fundraising event – Rockwell Charity Night Walk, where every step counts towards supporting Keeping Families Together, one of the unsung heroes of Wandsworth’s social services system.
This remarkable charity collaborates with social services, schools, parents, and professionals to empower families and minimise the risk of young people becoming isolated in society.
On Thursday 23rd November, we’re taking a long, adventurous 30 kilometres night walk around London. We will start at our development Vetro, near Canary Wharf, from which we will make our way south of the river, taking in the likes of our One Battersea Bridge and Hurlingham Waterfront projects, before ending at our office in St. James’s.
We’d love for you to be part of our mission and would be extremely grateful for any contributions. For every donation made via the link below, Rockwell will match the amount raised.
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The Mayor of Wandsworth
The charities Councillor Juliana Annan has chosen to support in 2023/24 are the Black Minds Matter project, The Katherine Low Settlement and Keeping Families Together.
Keeping Families Together is a Wandsworth charity which provides a community and a safe environment to help young people detach themselves from gang culture and keep them in education. It also supports parents with training, workshops, and administration to alleviate loneliness and help families stay together during difficult times.
For families in the Wandsworth social service system, the charity works closely with social services, schools and other professionals, and also with parents, to move the family forward and reduce the risk of social services removing the child. It takes self-referrals from parents as well as Children’s Social Services and other charities. This is an early intervention project; the earlier a referral is received, the better the chance of supporting the family to the best of their ability.
The charity also provides support for young people who are about to be excluded from school, including children with autism who may lack the additional support they need. Referrals can be made by parents, a teacher, social services or other charities. Workers go into schools in Wandsworth and carry out group or one-on-one sessions, listening to why young people are having behaviour problems and trying to find the underlining causes. They then work together with the children, school, parents and social services if they are involved, to provide alternative solutions before exclusion.
KFT Stay and Play sessions every Fridays 10am to 12pm
Thank you to Cllr Sana Jafri and Cllr Kate Stock for opening our new stay and play sessions on Fridays. A massive thank you to our volunteers.
Streetlytes and Keeping Families Together project
Streetlytes and Keeping Families Together provide healthy hot meals cooked by Garry the chef and we provide food parcels for vulnerable families and the homeless every Fridays from 4pm-7pm. Please contact Keeping Families Together for further details on [email protected].
Lovely to meet MP Marsha de Cordova.
Lovely afternoon with MP Marsha de Cordova and the team on Friday 22nd April 2022 at the True Brew Café. We spoke about many concerns and solutions for vulnerable families and young people in Wandsworth Borough especially around ending violence against women and girls.
Keeping Families Together and WOW MUMS meet with Sarah Davies.
Keeping Families Together and WOW MUMS met with on Monday 28th March to discuss housing matters and thank you to Sarah for taking time to meet with our families regarding housing issues.
Wilditch Community Centre Easter Party.
Thank you to Marsha De Cordova for meeting the residents and families at Wilditch Community Centre Easter party. Thank you to Ondabeat Studio for providing free music sessions and the music. Thank you to all volunteers that supported and helped out.
Streetlytes and Keeping Families Together
Very excited to announce that we have gone live with a second drop in at East Hill Baptist Church in Wandsworth. We are working with Keeping Families Together and being supported by Felix project UK and City Harvest and a great team of volunteers.
Keeping Families Together and Streetlytes working in partnership to support vulnerable families and young people that live in Wandsworth Borough. Thank you to Streetlytes that prepare freshly cooked free hot meals every Fridays afternoons from 4pm to 6pm.
KFT and WOW MUMS EASTER PARTY
Come and Join us on Saturday 9th April from 11am-1pm at the Wildicth Community centre in Battersea Easter party. There will be entertainment, games for the children and families, art and craft and raffles and prizes and come and get together with families and residents that live in the area.
Parent Forum Embroidery Classes
Come and Join us every Monday during term from 12pm -2pm at East Hill Baptist Church True Brew Café. This Monday we continue with the embroidery sessions for another 8 weeks.
Children’s Light Party
On Friday 29th October 21 KFT and WoW MUMS sponsored the light party for children and there was disco and goal shooting and football session and raffles including arts and crafts and the community Café True Brew also supported the light party.
Families met with local councillors regarding housing matters.
Dee from KfT works alongside enable social prescribers team and we receive many referrals regarding housing matters and repairs. On Monday 25th October 21 after the True Brew Café grand opening, KfT and WoW MUMS set up a meeting with local councillors for families to come along and speak to the councillors about their housing matters. It was a successful meeting and families have asked us to set one up again. We would like to thank you to Cllr Simeon Hogg and Cllr Kate Stock for meeting with us and listening to the concerns of the each family around housing.
“I went on 25.10.21 to the councillors surgery and met Dee who was very welcoming. I waited for he councillor Simeon Hogg but was anxious because I do not think I have ever met a councillor before. Dee and Senia made it so easy, explaining the procedure and reassuring me that the councillors are there to help residents“
Families that attended the meeting with councillors felt really supported and have left the meeting encouraged that they have been supported by the councillors. KFT and WoW MUMS will follow up with the families and the councillors in the next few weeks.
KFT and WOW MUMS sponsored the grand opening of the True Brew Café
KFT and WoW MUMS sponsored the grand opening of the True Brew Café on Monday 25th October 2021 at East Hill Baptist Church in Wandsworth. We were joined the lead Wandsworth Councillor Ravi Govindia, Cllr Piers McCausland, Cllr Simeon Hogg and Cllr Kate Stock. We had an amazing turn out and we would like to say a massive thank you to all the councillors that supported us and to everyone that made it.