The Winch is a children's charity, our vision is for all children in north Camden to thrive, regardless of circumstance. Our Cradle to Career model for 0-25 year olds, offers programmes to build skills, strengths and opportunities they need to successfully navigate difficult life transitions.
The majority of children and families benefiting from our After School and Holiday Schemes face systemic disadvantage. The disadvantages our children and young people experience can affect their social and emotional wellbeing. It affects their ability to make friends and succeed at school. Working families in Camden are experiencing added challenges due to the cost of living crisis. In 2022, 83% of adults felt an increase in their cost of living, with single parents affected the most.
Our After-School Club and Holiday Schemes focus on children aged 4-11. We help children test their capabilities, emotionally and physically. We offer guidance on boundaries, risks and how to manage stressful situations. We focus on developing children's self-control and self-regulation, whilst encouraging empathy. We offer nutritious meals during After-School and Holiday Schemes and school pick-up during term time. We operate a sliding fee structure, subsidising places based on household income.