The young women who come to the door of Andrew Provan House (APH) have endured much hardship, including sexual abuse. They arrive scared and, because of the traumas suffered, are wary of the help that is being offered. The main aim of the team at APH is to offer these women a safe and secure home environment, with the one-one-one support they need to overcome their fears and build the skills, confidence and resilience to lead independent, fulfilling lives. One such young woma
We’re delighted to have received another life-saving donation for our Coronavirus appeal. The Fowler Smith & Jones Trust has awarded Field Lane a generous grant for our Essex-based projects. Seven months in and we are still needing to keep up with the extra costs of ensuring our clients and staff stay safe and healthy, as the pandemic continues to keep us all on high alert. Our fundraising has been adversely affected by the Coronavirus crisis and yet our costs have continued
We’ve been hearing recently about the perils of re-writing history, in the wake of the removal of controversial statues, such as that of Edward Colston in Bristol. However, we should be engaged in constantly re-evaluating the past and re-interpreting the stories that we thought we knew. History is not just about finding out what actually happened but how we think about the past and our relationship to it. Field Lane was founded out of the Field Lane Ragged School, in the Cler
Photo: Mary Seacole, who helped the sick and wounded during the Crimean War, and arguably the first nurse practitioner. October is Black History Month, a time when we focus on and celebrate the current and past achievements of Black Britons. It is also a time when we look forwards, towards achieving a more equal and inclusive future for all. Many great Black Britons, who made an indelible mark on the history of Britain, have only relatively recently come to wider public atten
Pictured above: (left to right) Alex MacDonald with Anthony Harding at our thank you reception for donors, held at Lambeth Palace, November 2019 How long have you been a trustee for Field Lane (FL); what is your main role? I joined Field Lane as a trustee in 2014 and became the chair in 2016. I am on the Finance and General Purpose Committee. I chair the board meetings and ensure that we, as trustees, carry out good governance and support the senior management team and staff.