At free@last we believe that ‘it takes a whole village to raise a child’ and by this we mean that everyone in Nechells (or who has a responsibility or influence in our neighbour) has a part to play in eradicating poverty. Just working with a child or young person in isolation can only offer a limited amount of opportunity and support. However, working with their whole family, neighbours, local businesses, statutory agencies and other voluntary organisations, enables a more strategic and effective response to challenge and changing the things that need to be changed for improvement.
free@last offer a variety of community based services, including debt & benefit advice, volunteering, fun days, general support and advice and much more. We have also created the tri-sector group WeCANB7 and lead on the strategy to eradicate child poverty and create a community of prosperity and opportunity.