What We Do
The charity offers support for individuals and families who desire to help themselves.
We run regular activities and provide mentoring that create equality among all, regardless of ability, faith, gender, race, political persuasion, sexual orientation or other personal differences. In this way we provide an even playing field where everyone’s strengths are built upon for their destiny and purpose. This creates an atmosphere of positivity, in which the most challenging behaviour can be managed and which has a significant effect on the individuals it touches.
We work within areas of confidence building, increasing the ability to build healthy relationships. We address issues of poverty, addiction, isolation, stress, anger management and parenting challenges by illuminating our understanding of the personal thought processes and past experiences that lead us to perceive and respond to situations in particular ways.
All our activities focus on empowering families, which directly benefits the parents, children and young people in our community. This strengthens the communities that the individuals and families are based in. As a result of this intentional equipping our projects develop self-esteem, resilience and relationships of those we work with. We provide a safe place for families to connect and build their community, all undergirded with the celebration of British values, with the appreciation of ethnicity and culture of our clients.
All these activities are run by our Project Manager with the help of volunteers. The Project Manager is the primary point of contact for the families and she ensures that everything we do in each activity is aimed at enabling and empowering families.
The Founders and Trustees continue to steer Fresh Start according to our governing document.
Activities we run
Kidz Club - a safe place for children to play, learn and explore. Including a family meal together.
Creative Coffee Mornings - a place for the parents and guardians to express their creativity while enjoying a hot drink and lunch together.
Open Home - a place to meet others in a warm environment for a chat and lunch.
Study Sessions - a place for help and support with math and English.
Bright Sparks - a homework club to encourage, support and assist children in their learning.
Food Bags - receives food donated by FareShare and distributes it to families and individuals.
Christmas Cheer - collects gifts, food, etc and distributes it to families and individuals at Christmas.
Foodies - focus on teaching basic cookery skills and eating on a budget for families.
Drama - workshops for children to build their confidence and their ability to express themselves
Empowerment Course - empowers adults to bring positive change into their own lives.
Testimonies - from participants and funders