WLZ helps children and young people grow up safe, happy and healthy. We are currently working in one neighbourhood (White City, W12) and have plans to gradually cover the area around the Harrow Road – from Old Oak through Ladbroke Grove to Kilburn.
We work with local children’s centres, schools and employment agencies (our ‘anchors’) to identify the children and young people who would benefit from extra support. We help each person (or their parents) identify their strengths and goals. Then we bring in the support they need from the partnership of local charities we work with.
This work is coordinated by our Link Workers, based in the anchors, who work closely with children and young people to help them make use of the opportunities on offer. Behind the scenes, the WLZ ‘backbone’ team manages the finance which supports our partners and collects data on their performance.