Our team at Spring Charity offer community services for local families to gain opportunities to improve their well-being and outcomes in life. We are working to benefit vulnerable families with children aged 0-5 years in the Castle Ward of Northampton town area (Spring Boroughs, Semilong, St James, The Mounts) and the wider community. Some of our families experience financial hardship, and social, health or economic issues. Parents can self-refer, or be signposted by health, other professionals, schools, or charities in the area. We run Stay and Play parent and child drop-in sessions twice a week (during the school term and during longer school holidays) These sessions help us to make contact and build relationships, so we can best meet our family’s needs. We are currently working on a number of projects focussing on well-being, providing a community warm space and healthy living. We are constantly reviewing our provision and hope to be able to offer a wider array of new opportunities in time.
Our charity exists to benefit vulnerable families with children 0-5 years old in the Northampton town area (Spring Boroughs, Semilong, St James, The Mounts).
Some of our families experience financial hardship, social, health or economic issues and much more. Families can self-refer, or be signposted by health, other professionals, schools, or other charities.
We run 'Stay & Play' parent and child drop-in sessions twice a week. These sessions help us to make contact and build relationships, so we can best meet our family’s needs.
We work in one of the UK's most deprived city wards where many families face extreme hardship. By providing these activities and facilities for care and education, we help to promote social welfare and improve life chances benefitting both the families directly and the community at large.
Primarily the services we offer enable families to gain opportunities to improve their outcomes in life. For example, parents and caregivers may need support to access college courses, English and Maths classes, parenting courses, breastfeeding advice, introducing solids and healthy eating workshops.
We are always looking for suitable volunteers who are DBS-checked. We are very good at matching skills to the areas we need support. Please contact us if you would like to get involved.
NB. In line with our safeguarding policy, a DBS and reference checks will be required for all volunteers.
Established in: 2006
Registered charity no.: 1121126
Our Charity Manager oversees the day-to-day running of the Community Centre, working closely with Trustees, Staff, Volunteers and local schools to ensure our community thrives and grows.
Tracey has an educational background and is familiar with the Spring Boroughs community as she worked at Spring Lane Primary School for a number of years.
Tracey can arrange referrals to the Solihull Approach parenting programme, which aims to help parents and caregivers have a better understanding of their children’s emotional needs. Referrals can also be made to the Freedom Programme, which is designed to help victims of domestic abuse.
Tracey works closely with families to help them reach their full potential in a way that best meets their needs and personal circumstances.
Nic is a vital part of our team and our chief administrator. She has an NHS background so brings lots of valuable experience to our charity.
Nic's role has grown over the past year as she now delivers Cookery and Craft Workshops, in our weekly Community & Craft Cafe, as well as supporting with finance, administration and health and safety.
During Stay and Play sessions Nic supports new families as they settle in and conducts regular child development observations and well-being surveys with the adults. These observations and surveys are vital in ensuring our provision matches the needs of our community.
As we begin to plan further projects to support our community Nic will play a prominent role in monitoring and offering support.
Family Support Worker
Rosie is the newest member of our team and is an experienced Family Support Worker, with a background in child development and a wealth of experience of working with families to support their children and ensure they thrive. Her experience of working with families in a Children's Centre brings lots of valuable knowledge to our charity.
As we continue to expand the family support our charity can offer to our local community, Rosie will play a prominent role in developing the provision and supporting families with groups based on a wide range of parenting issues, including sleep advice, and behaviour management ideas whilst offering weekly drop-in sessions where one to one support is required.