Together we can raise every child to thrive and achieve their potential

Building local capacity to support every child

In 2022, 50% of children eligible for free school meals did not reach a good level of development at the end of their first year at school.

It takes a community to raise a child, so our local teams boost collaboration between the organisations that can, by working together, positively shape and support early childhood development. We join the dots between midwives, health visitors, family support workers, social care workers, nurseries, schools, community organisations, faith groups and more. Working collectively, we bring unity and improvements to local systems and strengthen networks of support around children and families.

Together with parents & carers

Parents and carers are at the heart of our work. We involve them in everything we do, listening to their views and co-designing solutions. We train them as volunteers and recruit them into our local teams.

Find out more about our approach and how we are boosting the power of communities in Stoke-on-Trent to help children thrive and reach their potential.

Combining national & local resources

Thrive at Five channels funding and expertise from our local and national supporters and partners into the communities where we are focussing our efforts. In Stoke-on-Trent we have worked with the LEGO Group, BBC Tiny Happy People, Dartington Service Design Laboratory, Nesta, the Early Intervention Foundation and the National Literacy Trust, as well as Stoke-on-Trent City Council and local foundations.

Sustained impact

It takes time to make a real and lasting difference. We commit to long-term support through our local teams and embed sustainable change by working with parents and carers. As we share our learning we hope to benefit communities everywhere.