I was delighted to be part of a recent staff day for PACT, a local charity based in Reading. Parents And Children Together – PACT – has been building and strengthening families since 1911.
PACT helps hundreds of families every year through outstanding adoption and award-winning therapeutic support and inspirational community projects across London and the south of England. PACT is one of the UK’s leading independent adoption agencies, placing children with secure and loving families and supporting them with specialist therapeutic support. Their award-winning FACTS service includes counselling, Theraplay, creative art therapy and life story work which help children to overcome difficulties in childhood, adolescence and early adulthood which have resulted from early trauma and neglect.
An introduction to PACT (video clip)
PACT also runs community projects supporting vulnerable children and adults facing a range of issues including domestic abuse, homelessness and debt. Back in 1911 PACT was the idea of the then Bishop of Oxford and was established as the social welfare arm of the Anglican Diocese of Oxford. Today PACT continues to be supported by the Diocese in the area of nurturing family life.
The staff day on the 21st July, gave everyone a chance to rest up and relax, with massage sessions, mindfulness meditation, demonstrations from The Body shop, tea and cake! A much appreciated thank you for everyone’s hard work over the year.