“It is in playing and only in playing that the individual child or adult is able to be creative and to use the whole personality, and it is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self.” Donald W. Winnicott

Welcome to The Bungalow Partnership

We are delighted to welcome you to The Bungalow Partnership website. We are a registered charity whose aims are to support children, young people and families across the Tees Valley area.

Our website provides key information about our therapeutic work with children and young people and the different services we provide. You can explore the range of services we provide and meet our amazing team of professionals who strive to make the lives of others easier. We are proud of the outcomes that we achieve through our partnership work with children, families, schools, local authorities and virtual schools.

The late Rod Lyall, our former Director, founded The Bungalow Partnership with the simple vision that ‘if we could help, then we should’. This is the foundation of our ethos here at The Bungalow Partnership and we are therefore grateful for all our partnerships and the voluntary contributions and sponsorship activities that allow us to continue to strive for better outcomes for young people and families and to continue to help where we can.

We hope that our website provides a flavour of our work and we welcome any interest from schools or services who would like to join the partnership.

Marie Blythe, Director

Bungalow News

Latest happenings for The Bungalow Partnership

Celebrating 10 Years!

On 8th July this year, The Team are looking forward to celebrating 10 years of Bungalow Partnership support across Teesside. In this time we have supported over 2,000 children, many families, many professionals and provided group work in schools and training to practitioners across the fields of education, social care, health and the voluntary sector. We have enjoyed developing partnerships with some amazing teams and practitioners and hope that as many of you as possible join us to reflect on the last 10 years. If you havent received the link to purchase tickets to the event please get in touch and we’ll get that across to you. We have a night of music, food and celebration planned at Chapel in Middlesbrough (one of our amazing corporate sponsors). We’d love to see you there 💚

We Are Hiring!

The Bungalow are looking for sessional child and family therapists, and a Business Manager to join our team.

The Business Manager will be responsible for all financial aspects of the charity.  Experience in setting and managing budgets, management accounts preparation and report writing, processing payroll and service billings, managing contracts and associated billings, processing orders, and managing associated financial records is essential.  Previous experience of using SAGE will be required. If you are interested in applying for this position please download the application forms below and email the completed versions to thebungalowpartnership@gmail.com by 12.00noon, Friday 25th March 2022

Due to increasing demand for our services, we are also currently accepting applications from self-employed child and family therapists.
If you would like to work in partnership with a Tees wide charity that supports children, families, and adults then we would love to hear from you.
We pride ourselves on the wide range of creative therapeutic approaches we offer and would therefore welcome applications from practitioners from diverse disciplines.
We offer competitive hourly rates, flexible time commitments, training opportunities, supervision, and the opportunity to be part of a supportive and reflective team of practitioners.
For an application form please contact The Bungalow Partnership on thebungalowpartnership@gmail.com or by telephoning 01642 595363.

Tesco In-Store Vote Update!

We are delighted to let announce that our application to the Tesco Community Grants Scheme has been successful and we have been put forward to a customer vote in Tesco stores.  Voting will commence in store from the first week of January 2022 and continue until 31st...

Amazon Smile

Please help us to help more families by using Amazon Smile for your Amazon purchases and nominating us for an Amazon donation. This does not cost you any more as it is a percentage of the amount you spend and is donated by Amazon...

Cleveland Police – Trauma Toy Initiative

We are very fortunate to have had a donation of Trauma Toys from Cleveland Police. These wonderful toys are knitted by volunteers and serve as a very important comforting tool for children and young people impacted by unexpected and frightening situations.

Covid 19 – Update.

The team are delighted to be resuming face to face support week commencing 7th September. We will however be making available a range of PPE to ensure the safety of all children, young people, families, Bungalow Team members and professionals. Our online/virtual methods are still available for those who would prefer this. Our updated Covid 19 policy and risk assessments are available on request. The Bungalow office and therapy rooms have been made Covid secure and we appreciate everyone’s patience and compliance in helping us to reduce the footfall in our office. To enable us to do this all visits must be by appointment only.