Mums Against Crime project in Grimsby
The Mums Against Crime project will bring together local mums in the Edward Heneage/East Marsh area of North East Lincolnshire where there are many symptoms of poverty which affect the quality of their lives and more importantly the possible life chances of their children.
Workshops run by Equality Practice Ltd have identified that the mothers in the East Marsh area of Grimsby believe that when their children are old enough to want to start a more independent lifestyle away from their mums, their surroundings have been teaching them that grown-ups take drugs, get drunk, act poorly on the streets, have little respect for neighbours and or family elders.
They have also learned that where they live there is little or no sense of pride. They recognise that no one expects them to achieve anything and many of them are seen by the authorities as problem families. The children can go on to adopt the behaviours and attitudes that they take from the area and their mums struggle to influence them to live more positive lives.
The Tribune Trust is proud to help the project in achieving its aim to provide support and development to mums so that their self-confidence, self-reliance and social skills are improved and they are able to support each other in making improvements to their own lives and to the life chances of their children. The project will help them to engage better with the statutory authorities and voluntary sector.
The skills and knowledge they will acquire will then be used to develop and implement a community improvement project in their area, which will be the renovation and equipping of a local park.
The High Sheriff of Lincolnshire, Ian Walter, is shown presenting a cheque to Tracy Todd of Equality Practice Ltd accompanied by local Mums, children and Councillors from the area.