Our Impact 2016/17: Building on a Decade of Care

Posted on the 19th October 2017

2016/2017 was a milestone year in the history of WellChild and for the thousands of families that it supports. In the year that marked the tenth anniversary of the WellChild Nurse programme, we supported more families than ever before, helping to give their children the best possible chance to thrive – safe and properly supported at home.

We widened the support we provide to families across our programmes from Helping Hands to the WellChild Family Tree network. Through research and campaigns such as #notanurse_but, we further developed our understanding of the key issues facing thousands of families across the UK, helping us to pave the way for a new strategy in the year ahead.

Our Impact 2016/2017: Building on a decade of care (PDF/3MB)

One thing has become clear – our role as a critical lifeline, advocate and friend to the growing number of these children, young people and their families is more relevant and important today than it ever has been.

Colin Dyer, WellChild Chief Executive

Our support in 2016/17: More than 2,300 families supported across our programmes

Funding Our Work

WellChild remains entirely reliant on the fundraising support of individuals and organisations. Corporate partnerships, challenge events and social events remained our primary sources of income during the year.

Developing a clear way forward

WellChild’s role in the lives of children, young people and their families is more important than ever. We paved the way for a new strategy by further developing our understanding of their needs and priorities. In a challenging climate, we still have so much to do.

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