Our evaluation methods – exploring how one size doesn’t always fit all

As we explore the different approaches we take for our evaluation methods, why we do it, and some of the challenges of evaluating our service effectively. This post highlights some of the 'big questions' for West London Zone around evaluation. Read more

The Joy of Reading programme…one year on

Launched in 2021 to connect student volunteers from independent schools with children on our programme for weekly reading sessions. The project sought to improve reading confidence & deepen community ties. Read more

Unlocking the virtues within us – the importance of children’s mental health

In support of Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week, we have been talking about the importance of recognising the mental health of young people in our communities. Our mental health counsellor, Tamsin Allsebrook shares what this means in practice. Read more

Why we do what we do –the power of sharing stories

At a recent event we not only spoke about the data and impact our programme has on young people on our programme, but also the real-life positive stories that show the human side of our impact. Here, Jenny Hoyle, Delivery Director, talks us through the event and what it meant to her. Read more

Film and philanthropy helping to build our local network of supporters

We recently held a screening event of Eric Ravillious: Drawn to War as a way to meet new local supporters and share our work Read more

Our 2022 impact results are in – and they are some of our best results to date

We have recently released the results of our latest impact analysis, which measures the impact our programme has with the children and young people we work with across social, emotional, and academic measurements Read more

A charity for West London, based in West London – why representation within our charity matters

As Black History Month draws to a close, we wanted to reflect on what it means for us - as individuals but also as a charity Read more

West London Zone is growing – in numbers and impact

As the new academic year gets underway, we take a look at our growing organisation, as well as the impact this has had on our programme Read more

Bank of America and West London Zone – a shared vision and an innovative approach to philanthropy

Thanks to a trailblazing approach to private commissioning, Bank of America’s commitment of $1m supports the delivery of the West London Zone programme to 1,000 children, enabling us to continue providing the right support, to the right children, at the right time Read more

The power of representation – how having a role model helped me become a role model

To celebrate Black History Month, we asked some of our team to share their thoughts on the importance of positive representation. Here, Remel, a West London Zone Link Worker, tells us his story Read more

Our work doesn't stop at the end of term

At West London Zone, we know that our work does not stop at the end of term. The record-breaking temperatures over the summer didn’t stop us from providing holiday experiences and opportunities outside of school – while having lots of fun with our young people in the meantime. Read more

Fundraising in the community; sharing our mission with local philanthropists

West London Zone co-hosted a fundraising event at the Princess Royal in Notting Hill and raised an impressive £480,000 in one evening - which will be match funded to total £980,000 Read more