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The Red Hen Project

Supporting families to raise happy, healthy and independent children

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The Red Hen Project

The Red Hen Project is a hyper-local charity working directly with families, promoting positive, confident parenting and cooperative relationships between schools and families.

Our trusted team of highly skilled and experienced family workers support children and families in their home, at school, and in the community.

Complementing and enhancing this we run a range of outreach group activities; drop-ins, parenting courses, workshops, family activities, trips, and volunteer opportunities.

We partner closely with primary schools and support children and their families to overcome barriers to learning, and provide a link between home and school.

The Red Hen Project was registered as a charity with the Charities Commission in 1998; Registered Charity No: 1072190. In 2019 we became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). 


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Julie’s Story

Julie has 6 children, 2 of them are at primary school and one pre-school age. Both Julie and her husband had difficult childhoods and have struggled with managing a large family. When the family were first referred to the project Julie was struggling with her mental health and said “I was a hermit, never went anywhere or mixed with anybody. I was lonely and isolated and this made it hard for the children because they were cut off from everybody too”.

Julie speaks really positively about her relationship with the Red Hen Project; “They always listen to my issues and concerns, they gave me really good advice to help with sleep routines and managing the children. The biggest support they gave me was encouraging me to go to groups and meet new people.”