UK Projects

Regenerate
4 Portswood Place,
Roehampton,
SW15 4ED

www.regenerateuk.co.uk

Regenerate is a small charity based on the Alton Estate in Roehampton working with children, young people and their families facing issues such as poverty, unemployment, additions, crime and other complex issues. Many of the young people we work with are not in education or employment. Regenerate also works in surrounding housing estates. For the past 12 years Regenerate have provided opportunities to empower young people to make positive changes in their lives and in the lives of others through relationships and creative initiatives. Regenerate reaches approximately 200 children a week through it’s various projects.Those projects include:

  • Annual trips for young people to Africa and Romania to work on charitable projects
  • Weekly access to a music and creative arts studio
  • Entrepreneurial, creative and teen mentoring groups
  • Work skills training
  • Various weekly sports clubs
  • Drop-in Centre “The Juice Bar” where children are surrounded by positive role models
  • Mobile youth club in the shape of the Bus Project which visits several council estates in the area on a weekly basis

Regenerate aims to help children and young people:

  • Exit gangs
  • Raise life aspirations
  • Make healthy food and life choices
  • Make a positive contribution to society

The generosity of the Generations Trust has touched the lives of many children and families. They are currently supporting Regenerate by providing funding for the Bus Project Co-ordinator and increasing the level of staffing in the Juice Bar, thus enabling the drop-in centre to be open and accessible more often. Without this support, essential areas of Regenerate would most certainly have ceased to exist.

Momentum
139 King’s Road,
Kingston upon Thames,
Surrey,
KT2 5JE

www.moment-um.org

Momentum is a charity with a long term plan to transform the hospital environment for children at Kingston Hospital. They transform hospital waiting rooms and wards into child-friendly spaces with bright wall art and murals to improve the hospital experience of children with cancer and other life limiting conditions. The Generations Foundation funding has enabled them to transform sterile wards and treatment rooms into calm, happy places to make treatment and procedures less frightening. Feedback from children and parents has been very positive. Generations has seen first-hand the benefits the grant has enabled and have been impressed with what has been achieved. The funding has also allowed the charity to refurbish the garden which benefits the children and their families being treated on the oncology wards.

STEM4
Unit 1,
49 Pelham Road,
London,
SW19 1SU

www.stem4.org.uk

STEM4 is a charity aimed at improving teenage mental health by stemming commonly occurring mental health issues at an early stage.The charity was founded by Dr Nihara Krause who is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist based on the knowledge that a difference can be made in early identification of serious and often long lasting mental health problems such as alcohol abuse or an eating disorder by providing people with information on recognising early warning signs and symptoms as well as by providing effective strategies in halting these conditions early. Emphasis on the early identification of mental health conditions is backed by recent Government initiatives and is recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence in the UK.Young people have just as much right to accessing facts about promoting good mental health as they do good physical health, and yet there is a lack of accurate information available on mental health issues, embarrassment or social stigma, and confusion about what may be normal development versus the development of an early mental health issue.
Home-Start Merton
The Chaucer Centre,
Canterbury Road,
Morden,
SM4 6PX

www.homestartmerton.co.uk

Home-Start Merton Team

Home-Start Merton is a voluntary organisation in which parent volunteers offer regular support, friendship and practical help to families with at least one child under the age of eleven, in their own homes, helping to prevent family crisis and breakdown, whilst emphasising the pleasures of family life.

Home-Start Merton knows how hard being a parent can be, particularly during the early years, and that any additional pressures can make things seem overwhelming.

Home-Start Merton recognises the diversity in families and respects race, cultural and religious traditions. All relationships are based on good communication, respect and trust. The relationship between the Home-Start volunteer and the family is established by choice.

Families need support for many different reasons, including: postnatal illness, isolation, relationship difficulties, poverty, disability, single parenthood, depression, mental illness and coping with multiple births or several young children.

“Knowing that someone cares is wonderful. The feeling of loneliness and despair disappears entirely.”

Other charities the foundation has supported this year are: