Family life can be challenging at the best of times, but health complications and financial insecurity make for an especially difficult mix. For Sam and her four girls, Jamiey-Louise (aged 13), Jasmine (11), Cali (4) and Alice (3), these issues caused a lot of stress and anxiety.
Alex’s dad, Adam, was self-employed at the beginning of the pandemic which meant the family couldn’t claim any Government support when the UK went into lockdown. Thankfully, the family received support through TLG Make Lunch!
Devastatingly, Mason's childhood has been turbulent and he has struggled to cope. But thanks to his Early Intervention coaching, he is now able to work through difficult situations he faces and manage his emotions well.
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.
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.
After giving birth to her beautiful baby girl, Deannah, things took a difficult turn for Alecia’s mental health. Struggling financially, Alecia and her husband Deon had a lot of mouths to feed. When their local church stepped in, everything changed.
Keira experienced significant trauma at a young age which resulted in cruel bullying. The only way Keira knew to respond was to physically fight back. Unfortunately, this resulted in her being excluded from primary school at a young age. But her story doesn’t end there!
Bullied, lonely, unhappy. This was life for Frankie before she met Kate, her TLG Early Intervention coach. Thanks to the support of Kate, Frankie has, in her own words, gone from “extremely sad to happy.”
When Jaiden struggled with his school work, he would kick out and run away. He constantly battled with his emotions, feeling sad, angry and abandoned. Now, his life has done a complete 360 thanks to support from the TLG Education Centre team.
According to a local council report, nearly half the children are growing up in poverty in the borough of Luton, Bedfordshire. For families like Andy and Sharon's, the TLG Make Lunch here is providing a vital lifeline during the school holidays.
Before Aimee began her Early Intervention coaching, her young life was gripped by an anxiety that filled her with fear at the thought going to school. Then Aimee met her TLG Early Intervention coach and things started to change. Dramatically.
Before attending a TLG education centre, George found himself sent out of class 9 times out of 10. But now, at the age of 22, he can look back on his years at TLG and truly describe them as transformational.
When things at school took a turn for the worse, Brooke lost respect for the adults around her. But with her TLG Early Intervention coach Jo by her side, Brooke has pieced back together what was lost and her future is looking so much brighter.