Charlton Toy Library

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Charlton Toy Library,Charlton House
Charlton Road,London

020 8319 0055

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Charlton Toy Library was founded by parents in 1982... but it is so much more than just a toy library! We provide a wide-ranging family support service which helps improve the quality of life of very disadvantaged children and their parents and carers.

We reach over 250 families per year living within the London Borough of Greenwich. Many suffer cultural, social and/or economic disadvantage. Many live in isolation. Through CTL’s inter-linked services, they can access the unaffordable missing resources so essential to their children’s safety and development and, more importantly, they can receive the advice and support they need to reduce isolation and stress levels.

We provide: a free mobile outreach service to women’s refuges, to isolated families & to groups in hard-to-reach areas; a low-cost, educational and multi-cultural toy & book loan scheme which promotes pre-school numeracy, literacy and creative learning; a child safety equipment loan scheme to improve child safety within the home; advice, support and counselling to parents and carers on child development, parenting skills, and much more; a safe, welcoming inclusive space for members and their children to socialise; free singin sessions and craft activities; information and multi-cultural days; a sign-posting service to other local child-related services; volunteering opportunities.

CTL is currently in desperate need of core funding to cover salaries and running costs. Please consider making a donation to support the essential work we do. Thank you...


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