Now in its 6th year, the Kinnections project works with children and young people from 3 to 18+ years, who are living in kinship care, brought about by family substance and alcohol misuse.

Whole family working is important to us, as we recognise that the recovery of each family member does not exist in isolation of the other.  


Delivering therapeutic interventions to the children and young people most in need, relies on gaining trust and supporting their carers’ needs too. This way of working is key in our delivery of Kinnections. 


Our model of work is to use creative arts to engage with children and young people.  From there we can provide one-to-one and group work sessions on a weekly basis, designing the most appropriate programme around the family.

Social Inclusion is at the heart of all the work we do.  By forming links with more mainstream arts organisations, we encourage children and young people into activities in their local area once therapy comes to an end


In doing so, we create pathways for continued engagement with forms of creative expression.

For more information contact lead arts therapist Angela Bialek on