For Norwood,
doing enough
is never enough

One of the most popular songs of the Pesach Seder meal is Dayenu – a song of thanks to G-d for not only granting the Jewish people a series of miracles, but also going on to do more. This Pesach, help Norwood to go above and beyond for our community.

#DayenuAppeal

The following stories are real-life cases seen by Norwood social workers, day in, day out, on the frontline in our community

If Norwood had only prevented a teenage girl from stabbing her mum with a knife, it would have been enough.
Dayenu.
BUT thanks to our therapy sessions, Norwood ALSO helped her to recognise the wrong in repeating the behaviour of her abusive father – and to put an end to her violent outbursts.
“By offering this young person the chance to explore her feelings through talking and art therapy, we were able to help her make sense of her situation and release the rage she had been feeling.”

Jo Raingold, Social Worker and Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

If Norwood had only saved a child from going into care because of his mum’s repeated suicide attempts, it would have been enough.
Dayenu.
BUT thanks to our home visits, child therapy sessions, and advocacy for the family with the local authority, Norwood ALSO gave him a more stable family life and the ability to thrive in his teenage years.
“We recognise the importance of supporting families to a point where they can then cope on their own.”

Yaffa Goschalk, Senior Social Work Practitioner and Duty Manager

If Norwood had only helped a young man with learning difficulties and low self-esteem to recognise that his life wasn’t over when he left school, it would have been enough.
Dayenu.
BUT thanks to our one-to-one support, Norwood ALSO helped him to gain in confidence, take the next steps into adulthood, succeed at college, secure a position as a teaching assistant, and feel positive about his future.
“Our service is unique because we’re able to intervene before a young person’s problems reach crisis point.”

Dee Socrates, Transition Social Worker

If Norwood had only helped a girl who was self-harming and displaying sexualised behaviour to love and respect herself again, it would have been enough.
Dayenu.
BUT thanks to supporting her divorced parents to put her needs first, working closely with her school, and liaising with social services, Norwood ALSO helped her to address her feelings, rebuild a safe relationship with her dad, and develop healthy friendships with her peers at school.
“We deal with the cases that local authorities and the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) won’t take on because they’re not considered serious enough.”

Yaffa Goschalk, Senior Social Work Practitioner and Duty Manager

If Norwood had only helped a family to accept their child’s diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in a positive way, it would have been enough.
Dayenu.
BUT thanks to offering the parents emotional support and advocating with their son’s school to get all the necessary assistance in place, Norwood ALSO helped to resolve tensions at home, caused by the child’s frustrations, and enabled the family to move forward.
“There is no magic wand, but we can make a difference in people’s lives by believing in them and showing people there can be hope.”

Leat Preston, Social Worker

For Norwood ‘doing enough’ is never enough.

We believe in going the extra mile for the people we support. We urge you to do the same this Pesach.

So when you’re considering the donation you want to make, don’t think: Have I given enough?

Please think instead: Let me give more.

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Wishing you and your family Chag Sameach.