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Building Blocks Launches to Public

June 08, 2017

Action Homeless in Leicester are delighted to announce that its’ BBC Children in Need funded project Building Blocks is expanding to work in the wider community.

Building Blocks is for children between the ages of 0-4 years who are affected by homelessness in Leicester. The project provides support to children, whose families have experience unsettled housing, offering group and 121 family play sessions. For the last year it has primarily been based in Domestic Violence and temporary accommodation venues. From June it will be holding play sessions at community venues across Leicester and opening up to external referrals.

The play sessions help children to develop their self-confidence, introduce routine during a chaotic time, and help with any additional behavioural issues and support needs.

Building Blocks employs specialist staff including a Project Coordinator and Play Workers. It also runs a toy library, meaning that children from families with little or no income can still have access to these important resources. The project aims to have a positive and lasting impact on the lives of children affected by homelessness.

Ruth Adams, Building Blocks Project Leader said ‘We are delighted to be able to publicly launch our project. After an exciting first year we are looking forward to working with more children and parents across the city.’

If you are interested in finding out more about the project or making a referral please contact Ruth Adams on 0116 2211 845 or ruthadams@actionhomeless.org.uk.

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