Stable Eyes project

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Stable Eyes project

Stable Eyes project

Gerry Hannah By Gerry Hannah

Teaching young people to socialise and strengthen bonds with their family while caring for rescued ponies

York Idea stage

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Initially Stable Eyes is intended to provide a safe activity for children who are for one reason or another excluded from more mainstream activities – this could be due to bad, unmanageable behaviour, poor school attendance or simply because they have 'slipped through the net' and lost visibility to social services. Stable Eyes includes a sibling bonding scheme for high needs children – especially those with autism or other learning disabilities. It provides an activity in which children, parents and close relative can enjoy and participate in an activity together in parallel. Initially available as a daytime leisure activity and "Attended contact" service for estranged parents with young children, the project plans to include residential respite care of young people with behaviour and emotional problems giving family relationships the space and time to adjust and repair.

What we'll deliver:

  • Community services access to the most reclusive, high risk families
  • Improved parental responsibility and accountability
  • Proven measures to avoid depression and antisocial behaviour
  • Stronger families more able to care for each other

Why it's a great idea:

It is well documented that: 1) working in a caring environment with horses and ponies can have a very therapeutic and calming effect on troubled minds, such as PTSD or anxiety sufferers. 2) Young people often display antisocial behaviour and anxiety because of relationship problems in their family. Stable Eyes provides an unforgettable experience that combines a fast remedy and a long-term solution that last for many years

Steps to get it done:

  • Acceptance as a support service for anxiety and depression sufferers
  • Minimum success of marked improvement in 66% of cases
  • Building a permanent care home for families seeking respite and refuge

Parenting Together charity began with the residential care of emotionally damaged young people in Leeds and Bradford. We ensure the best possible outcomes for young people by supporting parents whose children may be displaying early signs of antisocial behaviour or an unhealthy interest in crime, drugs, sex or violence. Our award winning projects and Human Rights published research enabled us to develop the safest and most effective youth and crime community activities, proven to safeguard children and young people from abuse and criminality

Location York

About the space

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City of York Council

How will the money be spent?Total £9,960

Land with stable rent - £2,400 (24%)
Food and Vet insurance - £2,400 (24%)
Insurance and accounts admin - £1,800 (18%)
s/h Tack & equipment - £1,200 (12%)
Volunteer expenses/transport - £1,200 (12%)
Other - £960 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Land with stable rent
Food and Vet insurance
Insurance and accounts admin
s/h Tack & equipment
Volunteer expenses/transport
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £9,960

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