About this cause
XTND is a small charity, based on one of the most deprived housing estates in the West of England. We support the community, South Ward, Weston-super-Mare in raising the aspirations of parents, children and young people, enabling them to meet their full potential, giving them the opportunity to begin breaking the cycle of deprivation. Working closely with two local primary schools on the Estate our specific aims are: Increase parenting skills of local parents through adult focused activities, increasing life skills, offer training/support to encourage parents to become involved with & understand the needs of their children, increase opportunities for families to learn and play together, support families to develop skills & improve life conditions, through our core activities and workshops
How this cause brings people in the community together
Families and communities that are supportive of each other flourish. We aim to provide local high risk families the tools & confidence to cope with the basics of family and community life. Providing practical support that can improve families quality of life, the lives of their children & the wider community. Participation in activities increases confidence in parenting & life skills, increases understanding of how to access professional support, increases self-confidence & self esteem, supports positive relationships & family harmony, increases engagement with new opportunities in the community. Our out of school/holiday provision acts as a safety net for at risk children, ensuring children are fed & cared for when the safety of school & the provision of free school meals is unavailable.