WHY SHOULD I DONATE?
The community that we work with are from neighbourhoods that are recognised on the office for national statistics website as being the most deprived in relation to income, employment, education and health. Statistics also show high levels of crime. As there are high levels of social deprivation and a lack of service provision for counselling in the area we believe that our project can help develop much needed services in the community. This can be done by allowing a counselling service for the children and also enabling support to families who often suffer exclusion.
Counsellors who volunteer for our project are keen to support the community that they live in by providing services that have the potential to significantly improve the health and well being of those who use the service. The project is also in line with the L.A.A. (Local Area Agreement) this is about setting the strategic direction and focusing on the priorities that will make your town, city and community a better place to live in. Schools have also told us that they are unable to find the funding to pay for a counselling service especially those in deprived areas hence the need for us to try and get support to deliver a much needed service.
The results we expect to achieve are:
- A greater number of young people who experience educational, social and economic disadvantage reaching their potential Increased integration of children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds into school life and better communication between the young people, their parents and teachers.
- A greater awareness of issues facing children and young people and of the role of counselling for children, young people and families plus the Improvement of sharing knowledge and good practice in counselling children, young people and families.
By providing this counselling service within the North West area we would be able to give children, young people and their family the tools to deal with their issues whilst helping to aid their coping mechanisms, by building their self-confidence, self-esteem and self-worth. This would in turn impact on behaviour in school, at home and ultimately decrease anti-social behaviour within the community.
I have recieved support from Brighter Horizons4u for the past 2 years and I have come on quite well. If it wasnt for Brighter Horizons4u my life would be down the drain by now and I cant thank them enough.
Plaza screening for youngsters crime prevention film production
A free film on how to prevent crime produced by 10 yong people was screened last night. It was called Crime: True Stories. The youngsters used drama and interviews to reconstruct common crimes such as burglary, assault and hate crime and suggested ways of protecting people against them. Brighter Horizons4u a sefton based counselling service attended the filming sessions to offer support and advice for victims of crime. The project was designed by Christine Physick, the Plaza Cinema director of of creative development and Ian Chapman the director of cottonfield Films in conjunction with Community Foundation for Merseyside and Merseyside Police Authority.
We now have the facility to accept donations for our charity to enable us to contiue with our services. Any donation no matter how small will be gratefuly received. Click on our Donate Logo or on the Donate Link on top banner to make a donation thank you.