Our Covid-19 Response Programme

We responded to COVID 19 by adapting our therapeutic programme delivery; offering 1:1 sessions in place of multi-family work

We are currently offering multi family sessions Monday to Friday at our Headquarters in Maidstone and on Wednesdays at our site in Woodchurch, Ashford.

These have been and continue to be challenging and uncertain times for us all. Like the rest of the world Dandelion Time has adapted to meet the challenges of the Coronavirus. Throughout lockdown we remained open to support the children and families who need us.

We are aware of the challenges that both lockdown, the return to school and continuing uncertainty places on families. We are here for those families who are feeling overwhelmed and whose children are finding it difficult to re-engage with their schooling.

As government advice and restrictions continue to fluctuate, we constantly review the service we provide, to ensure the health and wellbeing of the children and families seeking our support, plus our staff and volunteers.  It has been well documented that there has been a rise in domestic abuse during the pandemic. For families who have been able to seek help and support and are beginning to make their journey of recovery, Dandelion Time offers a nurturing and healing space to start to recover and find new hope.

How We Are Working Currently 

Sessions for families are running at our West Farleigh and Ashford Centres. Families care for our farm animals, garden and take part in craft activities.

We are fortunate enough to rely on the strength and consistency of the natural world to provide an environment for families to experiment with activities and interactions with a sense of nurture and safety. These concentrated opportunities allowing families time and space are vital in supporting children to begin healing.

Our Longer-Term Priorities

As we imagined, there has been unprecedented demand for our service, recognising the fragilities of vulnerable children and families who have been under enormous strain. We will continue to adapt our service as required to meet the need increased need.

If you are able to support us during this challenging period, we would be most grateful. A donation however big or small will make a difference so we can continue our work to restore the lives of vulnerable of children and families for years to come.