Our impact

We are here because we believe that every child deserves to feel loved, be safe and have an education. Looking into the impact we are having across the UK helps us to see the crucial difference we are making, as well as showing the areas we can grow to support even more children. Achieving measureable and meaningful impact is a core goal for us, and we are continuing to grow our research in order to inspire everyone about the lives that are being transformed!

 

Check out our 2021 Impact Report in this short video!

In 2021, we...

...delivered 5,727 hours of vital wellbeing support through Early Intervention

...delivered 5,727 hours of vital wellbeing support through Early Intervention

TLG Early Intervention provides struggling children with a safe space to explore and process the difficult challenges they are facing. From bereavement to anxiety, bullying to family breakdown, no child should have to struggle on alone. One child, one coach, one hour a week.

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...provided 188 children with holistic care in our dedicated Education Centres

...provided 188 children with holistic care in our dedicated Education Centres

We run Education Centres across the UK which offer children struggling in school a second chance. Our church-based education centres offer a safe and nurturing place for young people to learn; they’re places where young people are valued, cared for and their potential is championed.

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...cared for the whole family through TLG Make Lunch, serving 291,611 meals

...cared for the whole family through TLG Make Lunch, serving 291,611 meals

TLG Make Lunch enables and equips churches to bring hope to struggling children through holiday lunch clubs. Each club provides free, hot and healthy meals to children and families who would otherwise go hungry, as well as providing vital community and support to those who need it.

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In 2014, we had a total of 38 church partnerships, helping 360 children per year. Now in 2022, we have over 250 churches partnering with TLG - reaching over 8,000 children, young people and their families across the UK each year! 

Over 1,500 TLG volunteers have been helping to spread hope and a future to children who need it most, and in 2021 more than 700 children and their families connected into the wider support of their local church through TLG programmes.

But we are still looking to support more children! Could your church join with us to share in the belief that every child deserves a hope and a future? 

Find out more about running a TLG programme.

2021 was a busy year! We also...

Trained over 2,500 people!

Our dedicated Therapeutic Support team trained over 2,500 people to spot and respond to the signs of emotional distress in young people through TLG's Emotional First Aid and The Emotional Rollercoaster courses. During 2021, we also developed our therapeutic resources and partnered with Safe Families to run training events.

The past two years have highlighted just how important emotional wellbeing is to children's growth and development. At the core of all of TLG's programmes is a vital understanding of trauma-awareness and the importance of journeying with struggling children towards better emotional wellbeing. Our Therapeutic Support team help us do this!

Released The Hidden Crisis

The Hidden Crisis looks into the impact of COVID-19 on children’s emotional health, the link to exclusions, and how a trauma-responsive approach can help reduce the long-term effects.

Using TLG’s expansive knowledge and frontline experience, our Policy Team work to raise awareness, build relationships and bring forward practical policy recommendations to tackle the challenges facing children and families.

You can read The Hidden Crisis here.

But that's not all! Here are some deeper insights into our impact.

The biggest impact though, comes through the inspiring stories of lives transformed for good! Here are three stories of children and families supported through TLG, who have found incredible hope. Prepare to be encouraged!

Marcel's story

Marcel's story

Marcel’s transition from primary to secondary school did not go smoothly. He struggled when he started secondary school, experiencing several fixed term exclusions for persistent disruption, which resulted in Marcel being placed into a Pupil Referral Unit, working online for 18 months.

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Martin Jr.'s Story

Martin Jr.'s Story

Martin Jr. and his two older sisters faced a difficult winter last year. With their dad very poorly and money getting tighter, the support they received through TLG Box of Hope was a great help to their whole family.

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Sophie and Ellis' story

Sophie and Ellis' story

After tragedy struck, Emma and her two children, Sophie (11) and Ellis (10) found care from TLG Early Intervention (EI) partner, Christchurch Clevedon, of immeasurable value. Emma’s husband Kev was a military man. Unfortunately, Kev’s health quickly declined out of nowhere and he became blind, had a stroke, couldn’t talk and was paralysed.

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