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We are now working with Kids Company

kidscompany We're delighted to announce that dwell will now be working with Kids Company as our chosen charity. Kids Company was founded by Camila Batmanghelidjh in 1996 and they provide practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children.

Their services reach 17,000 children across London, including the most deprived and at risk whose parents are unable to care for them due to their own practical and emotional challenges. For many, the roles of adult and child are reversed and, despite profound love, both struggle to survive.

These exceptionally vulnerable children not only negotiate significant challenges in their family homes, they also face immense threat within their neighbourhoods. Often they are exposed to relentless violence, some are forcedcamila batmanghelidjh into working as drug couriers or prostitutes, and many experience chronic abuse.

Kids Company provides a safe, caring, family environment where support is tailored to the needs of each individual. Their services and support empower children who have experienced enormous challenges to lead positive and fulfilling lives. Despite great difficulties, the children Kids Company works with are hugely courageous and embrace the support we offer.

In 2007 Kids Company was awarded the Liberty and JUSTICE Human Rights Award. In 2010 they were selected as a 'Child Poverty Champion' by the End Child Poverty project for their success in enabling children to achieve their full potential.

If you would like to learn more about Kids Company or offer your support please visit www.kidsco.org.uk