At an event last week attended by Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, MaST Estates Partnership were proud to announce a recent donation of £5,000 to Action for Children, Eccles.
The donation underpins MaST’s commitment to the communities in which it works and, increasing the utilisation of the estate by local community groups and charities. Action for Children, Eccles are situated 1.5miles from Eccles Gateway, where the event was held. Action for Children’s Northwest Fostering service offers placements to children and young people. They aim to provide safe, stable and supportive homes for children and young people who have experienced abuse, neglect and trauma. By making young people feel secure and listened to, we help them to build trusting relationships with their carers. North West Fostering believes that it is important to empower foster carers, work collaboratively with them, involve them in decision-making and ensure that they have the necessary resources and skills to meet the needs of the children and young people they care for.
MaST will be working with Action for Children to support the delivery of activities within Eccles Gateway, such as promotional activities to recruit foster carer's and pamper sessions for foster carers within non-clinical rooms.
Adrienne Cronin, Team Manager at Action for Children’s North West Fostering, said:
“We are incredibly grateful to MaSTEstates Partnership for choosing to support North West Fostering and we look forward to building further links in the community to recruit even more foster carers from across the region.
We know how vital it is to promote the emotional and physical health and wellbeing of our foster carers and this grant will help us to continue to be there for them to ensure the children and young people they care for have a safe and happy home.”
Find out more about Action for Children
Action for Children protects and supports vulnerable children and young people by providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. With 512 services across the UK, in schools and online, in 2020/21 we helped 604,885 children, young people and families. actionforchildren.org.uk