An important update on our Education Centre provisions.

An important update on our Education Centre provisions.

04th April 2023

As valued supporters of the work of TLG, we would really appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to read this update on changes to the way TLG are going to be supporting struggling children and families. 

The TLG journey began in 1999 and since then we have been developing our approaches and expertise to best meet the needs of struggling children across the UK. Over the last 24 years, we’ve all seen that so much has changed for children and young people and the world that they live in.

Particularly since the pandemic, the number of children with complex needs has increased at an unprecedented rate. We know for a growing number, this new level of need requires deeper and longer-lasting one-to-one support. We have therefore made the decision that the TLG Education Centre model is no longer the most effective or scalable way to reach and support these children. As a result, we have sadly concluded that TLG Education Centres will not be part of the long-term future of the charity beyond the 2022/2023 academic year.

Since October we have been working with staff, church partners and schools to support successful transitions for the 80 young people who have been attending our Education Centres this academic year. We are also extremely pleased that after a period of consultation, five centres will be continuing to provide alternative education through a range of Christian partnerships.

Looking to the future for TLG, this strategic decision will enable us to make a significant and innovative response to the needs that we are encountering: helping a greater number of churches to support children and young people more effectively. Underpinned by our therapeutic expertise, we will build on the success of our Early Intervention and Make Lunch programmes, through which we are already helping 4650 children and young people a year, in partnership with over 230 churches. Our focus will be the development of both new and existing ways to support the emotional, relational and practical challenges faced by children and young people today.

On behalf of the students TLG has been able to support over the years through our Education Centres, we want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our church partners, committed staff, volunteers and supporters. Whether you’ve been on this journey with us for 20 years or a few months, your investment in the lives of these struggling children will have an impact for generations to come. Your heart to see every child given hope and a future is such an encouragement to us.

At this difficult time for children in our nation, we are passionate about making the biggest impact possible.

Thank you for your continued support and prayers, as together, we transform lives for good!

Tim Morfin

Tim Morfin

Tim Morfin is the founder and Chief Executive of TLG. Tim, together with a group of other volunteers from a local church, began TLG by helping young people struggling in school in Bradford. He now leads the organisation nationally, still committed to bringing hope and a future to children and their families. He is married to Rachel and has three teenage sons.

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