The Red Hen Project

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The Red Hen Project helps children to achieve at home and in school. It also runs outreach activities, courses & events for local parents so they can meet & support each other.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • meeting other parents facing similar issues will make you feel less alone;
  • learning new skills (like cooking) is rewarding and useful;
  • support from a member of the team will make you feel more confident about your parenting skills and choices.

“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…The Red Hen Project always listens 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.”  Julie, mum of six children

Introducing The Red Hen Project:

What to expect

If you live in North Cambridge or Orchard Park and contact The Red Hen Project, you will chat with a member of the team who will discuss the specific needs of your primary-school age child/ren and family. 

One-to-one support may include addressing behavioural difficulties, reluctance to attend school, routines, accessing out of school activities, problems with housing, benefits, debts, relationship breakdown, domestic violence, or anything else that is making your life difficult.

You may also be  encouraged to take part in some group activities to meet other parents like you. The team at The Red Hen Project are qualified, experienced, non-judgmental and supportive. Many are parents themselves so know exactly what the challenges can be.

More information

The Red Hen Project run three drop in groups during term time. You don’t need to be supported one-to-one by a Red Hen team member to attend these groups, everyone is welcome:

Tea and Toast Tuesday – A drop-in play session with snacks for families with under 5’s. Every Tuesday in term time, 8.45-10.30am at the Church of the Good Shepherd Hall, Mansel Way.

Wellbeing Wednesday– A group for parents/carers only, no children. Breakfast is provided and you can take part in wellbeing activities. Every Wednesday in term time, 9-11am at Chesterton Methodist Church, Green End Road.

Thursday Drop in – Hot drinks, snacks, play and chat for parents/carers and children of all ages. Every Thursday in term time, 10.15-12.00 at Arbury Community Centre on Campkin Road.

Contact The Red Hen Project to find out more about these groups and other events and activities.

The Red Hen Project also works with five primary schools in North Cambridge: Arbury, King’s Hedges, The Grove, Shirley, and Orchard Park.

Support from The Red Hen Project is free.


How to contact

Where to go

Orchard Park

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