Child poverty has risen in recent years and now affects 1 in 4 children. Poverty is not restricted to adequate meals and finances, poverty affects the mental well-being of families as well as employment opportunities. The Launch Project supports families who through social deprivation and lack of education, employment and training opportunists, are more vulnerable to poverty and the impacts of poverty within the community.
Child poverty impacts on the social abilities of children and the formation of friendships, by the exclusion of opportunities, to attend school outings and extracurricular activities.
With over 45% of working families experiencing poverty where there is either one earning adult, the income is minimal, or the amount of ever-increasing debt outways the level of income, this can put more pressure on families and communities.
We are here to support the community by offering hands-on assistance and signposting to complimentary agencies. We can offer support to re-train adults into a profession they enjoy which will increase their confidence and self-esteem. We can work with children to provide opportunities to which they may not usually have access to. The Launch Project works on the self-confidence and self-esteem of families affected by poverty and relationship abuse.