CARING SATURDAY’S PLAN
building on our community work in Greenwich, our project is running a series of Caring Saturday’s events to enable communities to come together and engage with and support local homeless/vulnerable people.
The latter will be offered a change of clothes and haircut, and all will have the opportunity to share their stories, and with them, we will consider we could offer them support including help with job hunting; considering training and/or volunteering options; identifying their existing skills, strengths and abilities, and how this could share to benefit the community (e.g. Storytelling, Art, Catering, Gardening, DIY).
Relevant government agencies, Charities, and community groups will be invited to the event to explain their services and explore with the vulnerable groups how they can best be supported. In Greenwich, Households placed in temporary accommodation has risen by 172% in the past four year which is really our major concern.
Expected Project outcomes
our expected outcome of this project are
A) opportunity for the vulnerable people to open up about their problems and concerns in an informal friendly environment
B) Community members deciding to volunteer to support these groups
C) All community members feeling empowered , with increase wellbeing and motivation to increase their prospects.
Our budget includes entertainers, refreshment, clothing , hairdressing and haircut, and volunteer and event expenses. this project among others, will teach us how we can achieve these outcomes, and motivate greater community engagement, interest our plans here in the UK. so we can also include the cost of hiring a professional to draw on our experience and develop a business plan to chat our way forward for the coming months and years.
we as usual, will promote involvement via service providers, community members, local/social media, publicity materials, website, presentation at meetings, incentivising homeless/vulnerable people to participate with the offer of a plate of food, haircut and a change of clothes, referring to specialist support where the need is identified
Sponsors ‘s Benefits
We think this project will meet your First Priority as we will be promoting participation in the events to all sections of the community in Greenwich, including those who are homeless/vulnerable. we will identify in different voluntary roles. for example; Helping to organised the events, championing the events, consulting homeless/vulnerable people, catering, waiting, running training, sessions, mentoring.
Through working together as a team – which will grow with event – community members from all backgrounds will bond where previously they would have thought they have nothing in common.
Also, your third priority applies in volunteering in our Caring Saturday’s team many people will discover new abilities and interest and gain renewed self-confident and motivation to become more engaged in their community, and in some case brush up some skills or develop new skills. With homeless people, this could lead to the first step towards wellbeing, housing, employment and improve prospects
This project is open to everyone and isn’t aimed at a specific group of people