Baby Basics is a charity which aims to provide much-needed baby essentials for needy and vulnerable families. We work with healthcare professionals to provide beautiful starter packs for new parents/mothers, which contain clothing, toiletries and essential baby equipment.
Baby Basics Leeds is a volunteer-led project based out of St Paul’s Church, and in partnership with many other churches and organisations around Leeds. We work mostly with refugees and asylum seekers, and teenage mums, but aim to provide as much as we can for anyone who is in need.
SELFA was set-up in 2007 as ‘Skipton Extended Learning for All’ (Registered Charity Number 1124020) by Chief Officer, Emma Pears. The Charity provided an inclusive holiday club and some holiday workshops for primary-aged children. Since then it has gone from strength to strength and now supports over 400 children and young people aged 4-19.
SELFA has a packed calendar, including a range of health and wellbeing programmes, peer support groups, targeted holiday workshops, trips and residential breaks. In March 2017 ‘Skipton Extended Learning for All’ was incorporated as ‘SELFA’, a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (Registered Number 1169686).
A community where all children and young people are celebrated and know they belong.
SELFA is a charity that supports children and families experiencing vulnerabilities to build resilience, thrive and achieve.
Who do we support?
We receive referrals for children who are facing a range of adverse childhood experiences. For those accessing our services in the last year:
46% had emotional/behavioural needs
22% had autistic spectrum disorder
21% had learning disabilities
17% are young carers
10% have physical health issues
They often have low self-esteem, lack confidence and are socially isolated.
Our social objectives for the children and young people we work with are to:
Support positive relationships
Give children a sense of belonging
SELFA run a full programme of activities for school-age children (4-19) who live or attend school in North Yorkshire. This includes health and wellbeing programmes, peer support groups, targeted holiday workshops and trips & residentials.
Our current programmes are available here.
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