Local charity Footprints in the Community are delighted to announce that they are the new chosen charity of local counselling service A Time 4 You.
Footprints in the Community started in 2011 and now run a variety of essential and innovative projects, each of which aims to reduce poverty and isolation in Redcar and the surrounding area.
A Time 4 You support the emotional wellbeing of children, young people, and their families through counselling services, delivered by experienced and qualified therapists, mainly through local schools or local authority referrals.
Through this new relationship with A Time 4 You, a number of the adults and families who are working with Footprints’ projects will also now have access to this counselling service. A Time 4 You has also committed to supporting Footprints in the Community with a monthly donation, which will help fund other Footprints in the Community projects.
The arrangement will also be mutually-beneficial to A Time 4 You. Families who they are working with can be referred to Footprints’ projects such as Redcar Area Foodbank and First Steps. These projects help families struggling with poverty in the Redcar area, through the provision of food parcels and quality pre-loved baby and children’s clothing and equipment.
As A Time 4 You are in the process of moving into new offices at Sea View, in Turner Street in Redcar, their close proximity to the Footprints’ offices in Queen Street should enable even closer links between the two organisations going forward.
Ruth Fox, CEO of Footprints in the Community said, ‘We’re delighted that A Time 4 You have chosen to support our charity. We’re really looking forward to finding new ways to work together for the mutual benefit of both of our organisations and the people we help support.’
Sandra Bell, Director of A Time 4 You and deputy chair BACP, (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) Children, Young People and Families Division, commented, ‘When we found out about the amazing work of Footprints in the Community, we were keen to get involved. We’re proud to be able to provide financial support as well as the offer of a number of referrals into our counselling services, to help Footprints support the residents of Redcar and surrounding area.’
To find out more about the work of Footprints in the Community visit www.footprintsinthecommunity.co.uk and find out more about A Time 4 You at www.time4youcounselling.co.uk