The Red Hen Project

Helping children to
achieve at home
and at school

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The Red Hen Project

The Red Hen Project is a small local charity working with five primary schools in North Cambridge. We work with and support children and their families to overcome barriers to learning, and provide a link between home and school. Our Red Hen family workers work one to one with children and families in their home, at school, and in the community. The Red Hen Project also run a range of outreach group activities; parenting courses, coffee morning, drops-ins, workshops, family activities, trips, and volunteer opportunities.

The Red Hen Project was registered as a charity with the Charities Commission in 1998; Registered Charity No: 1072190. From 2013-2017 the project was funded by The Big Lottery, Reaching Communities fund.


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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.”