We are thrilled to have been awarded ‘Awards For All’ funding from The National Lottery Community Fund to support our Inclusive Workshops over the next two years. 

As we welcome in 2024, we are excited to announce we have received an Awards for All grant of £19,611 from The National Lottery Community Fund, to deliver our Inclusive Workshops. 

Our Inclusive Workshops support young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) to have safe, open discussions about relationships. The workshops enable participants to develop an understanding of the signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships in both their personal lives and as portrayed by the media and to gain the tools to be able to deal with relationship situations they may find challenging.

We are so grateful for this grant, which will pay for 20 tailored workshops for 200 young people across London over 24 months, with each workshop delivered to up to 10 young people with SEND in specialist community organisations and youth groups. This means we can continue to increase our reach and make our work more accessible and inclusive to all young people. 

Parent of an LMK workshop participant and LMK SEND Advisor said, “My son’s additional needs have made it harder for him to maintain friendships as he has grown older and as a result, he is desperate to hold onto friends, even when they have become a frenemy. Teaching him 10 signs of a healthy and unhealthy relationship will not only help keep him safe but will empower him to trust his feelings and know that he has a choice about who he allows in his life.” 

Deirdre Kehoe, CEO of LMK said, “Relationship abuse and domestic violence has a devastating effect on the lives of around 2.4 million people in the UK each year. Young people with SEND are more likely to become victims of grooming, partner violence and cuckooing and wait on average a year longer before getting help. These LMK workshops, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, are critical to protecting young people with SEND, providing much needed education on the signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships and the knowledge to keep themselves and others safe, now and in the future”.

To find out more about our Inclusive Workshops, please get in touch with Rosie at relationshipmanager@justletmeknow.org.

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