integrated communities

Exciting new project to improve access to Early Years Provision for Roma families

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We have been awarded over £115,000 from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government; Sport England and Kent County Council to launch our Integrated Communities project in Dover, Shepway and Thanet.

The project is aimed initially at Roma families with pre-school children, to help them to become ready to attend school. There is a lot of evidence that chances that a child may have in life are heavily influenced by their development in the first five years of their life. We will be working with the Roma community to help tackle the barriers that exist for them to fully integrate within their communities, and ensure they have access to Early Years provision for their children. We will also be creating opportunities for meaningful social interactions between Roma and non-Roma families.

Corrina Joseph, Integration Communities Manager for Red Zebra, said:

The Integrated Communities project is a great opportunity to have a positive impact on children’s lives, and their families, from a young age. Through ensuring that all children have access to the Early Years provision they need to help with their development, they will have the same head start as other children in their class at school.”

The project will be starting in July 2019 and is funded to run until the end of March 2020. If you would like to find out more information, please contact Corrina