South Ward in Weston-super-Mare is one of the most deprived areas in the country, with very high deprivation scores for crime, education, employment and income.
Isolated single female parents needed a safe environment to meet up and let their children play so we awarded a grant of £2,500 to Our Way, Our Say for a project in South Ward. The grant is funding the setting up of a mother and toddler group so the mothers and children have somewhere safe to meet up with their children.
Young mum Stacy Higgs said:
“This is a great group! It’s got me out the house and helped me make new friends with a lovely space for my little Lolly to play and learn some social skills. I’m working on my anxiety and this group is helping me step out the comfort of my house into the real world.’’