Well, Warm and Fed in Winter

Our Well, Warm and Fed in Winter programme, launched in December 2018, is a hunger prevention initiative aimed at mitigating the impact of winter and fuel poverty, particularly among families. The financial strain of the Christmas period can exacerbate this issue, leaving many families struggling to provide nutritious meals. Through our programme, we aim to address this challenge by offering communal lunches, fostering a sense of community and support for those who may otherwise feel isolated during the colder months.

Additionally, our initiative provides valuable advice on preventing holiday hunger, with a particular focus on families with young children. We understand the importance of ensuring that all children have access to nutritious food, especially during periods of increased financial pressure. By offering practical guidance and support, we aim to empower families to make informed decisions and access the resources they need to thrive, even during challenging times.

Advocacy and Signposting

At Options 4 Change, we're proud to offer advocacy support for families facing various challenges. Our ability to provide this crucial assistance stems from several key factors. Firstly, our dedicated team possesses extensive experience and knowledge in navigating complex systems, allowing us to effectively advocate for the needs and rights of our clients. Additionally, we maintain strong partnerships within the community, collaborating closely with solicitors, legal professionals, and other organisations. These partnerships enable us to access a wealth of expertise and resources, ensuring we can signpost families to appropriate help and guidance. By leveraging our network of partnerships and expertise, we can offer comprehensive advocacy support tailored to the unique circumstances of each family we serve.

"Options 4 Change was founded with a vision to inspire social and academic excellence in children and young people who have faced struggles to aim high and achieve more in their schools and communities."

"We share a common goal with many partners who have helped and supported our work. Together, we've shown many of the children and young people we work with that they can achieve academically and socially with the right support, empowerment and opportunities."

 Donna Sinclair, CEO

Education Sustainment Project

Our Education Sustainment Project (ESP) is dedicated to assisting children and parents in overcoming learning and developmental hurdles within educational environments. Our ESP also extends support to children who have been excluded from school, assisting them in reintegrating into mainstream schooling successfully.

Through active engagement within schools, our project aims to elevate the academic ambitions of students who may lack motivation or require additional learning support. Failing to provide timely assistance to these students puts them at risk of lagging behind their peers academically or even dropping out of the education system entirely. Learn more about our ESP here.

Family Welfare Project

Our Family Welfare Project (FWP) is dedicated to providing support to families facing hardships, particularly those grappling with issues surrounding housing instability, homelessness, and destitution. Through targeted interventions and community engagement, the FWP aims to empower families to overcome challenges and achieve stability.

By offering assistance, resources, and advocacy, we strive to ensure that no family is left without a safe and secure place to call home. Our project seeks to address the root causes of housing insecurity and destitution, working alongside families to navigate complex systems and access vital services. Failing to address these issues in a timely manner can have devastating consequences for families, leading to further instability and vulnerability. The FWP is committed to making a tangible difference in the lives of families, ensuring they have the support they need to thrive.