Weʼre raising £3,000 to set up a North London based voluntary outreach service to help vulnerable people young or old who may not qualify for support
- London, United Kingdom
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When we talk about community we think of neighbours, friends & family who support each other. At some point in life we might have needed help or advice and may continue to. Having people you can lean on, turn to for big or small issues you must agree is a blessing however not everyone is that lucky.
A good friend of mine has a mental health illness.I saw everyday life become stressful & confusing. The thing is people like my friend would benefit from supported housing where they can get regular help with the daily activities/ responsibilities they can't always cope with when they aren't feeling well. Bills, cleaning, well being among the many things we take for granted build up and turn into guess what?....debts, bailiffs, eviction, hygiene problems & more ill health. However she's not entitled to any support.
A lovely elderly neighbour had lived alone for many years and got to a stage where he was unable to care for himself with no local family, my family helped until his final days. We all know someone or have heard of someone who needs support and may not qualify for it. If only people could volunteer their spare time, 30 minutes...anything... it would have such a big impact on people's daily lives and this is what I want to do.. Bridge that gap where entitlement isn't available or pending so as to help people like my friend...my neighbour out of isolation...out of frustration, fear and loneliness.
Starting an outreach volunteer service could benefit those that don't always meet the criteria for help but really need it. If I can get enough funding to build a database of volunteers who are CRB checked & trained up to support those who access this service its a way of increasing well being in the local community. For those volunteering you could gain experience and do something rewarding.
Thanks for reading and hope you can donate, enquire about volunteering or at least pass on the message.
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Jan 18, 2018
Proud to be donating towards something that will benefit our community! Xx
Jan 18, 2018
Keep smiling, we will reach our goal!
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