Our mission is to provide long term support and befriending to vulnerable families facing difficult situations, which includes providing practical and emotional support.
What We Do
At Riverbank, we are a family first and a charity second. Our team seeks to offer love and friendship, not just for moments of crisis but for the twisting, turning journey along the riverbank of life, for as long or short a time as a family wants us. Here are some of the ways that we do this:
Staff and volunteers come alongside parents and their children to help combat isolation and provide emotional and practical support, often when in crisis.
As a Community Sponsor, we are a charity approved by the Home Office to support a refugee family from Syria.
We work in three local primary schools 1:1 with children offering emotional and practical support.
These include a group for parents of children with Special Educational Needs, a weekly pre-school group providing a home cooked lunch for families, and a weekly drop in at a local homeless hostel where mums and children make friends, get breakfast, and build relationships.
Partnering with Kids Matter in delivering a structured program of teaching and learning to develop parenting skills.
ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS
Family events in school holidays, including working with external partners to provide free art and sports based activities.