Brunswick Hub Café & Community Pantry
Funding would restart the community café at Acorn Court, Lillington and expand it according. This would include outreach employment and wellbeing work to gauge level of need, and also reaching out to local deliverers including ‘Community Pantry’.
Chase Meadow Community Centre Gentle Exercise
A gentle exercise class along with coffee/chat and a social get-together afterwards for older people. Funding will continue the classes beyond their 10-week pilot and open up to more people. The exercise class has attracted more people to the social group, maximising the impact on both health and social isolation.
Hampton Magna Afternoon Tea, The Open Door Cafe
Funding to provide afternoon tea and entertainment. Older residents are still wary about getting together and it is hoped this will encourage them to come enjoy an afternoon tea, have a sing-along and play some games such cards and dominos.
Compassionate Kenilworth’s main aims are to reduce social isolation and loneliness, improve health outcomes and help to make Kenilworth a more compassionate place to live. Current projects include a senior citizens club, breathing for relaxation and a school breakfast club. The funding would employ a project manager to set up and coordinate a dementia café, carers network and a Bereavement Support Group.
Mens Shed, Kenilworth
The Kenilworth Shed Charity project targets people of all ages and genders who may be suffering from social isolation, loneliness and poor mental wellbeing in Kenilworth. It is based on the Men's Shed concept developed in Australia which is now providing benefits at over 600 locations in the UK, and funding will set up a new location in Kenilworth.
Stay and Play Group, Kenilworth
Funding will allow a self-running play-and-stay group for children aged 0-5 and their parent or carer at St John's Family Wellbeing Centre in Kenilworth. The sessions will take place on a Friday morning.
Post-Covid Photoshoot/Interview, Kenilworth & Leamington Spa
Funding will host a small-scale photoshoot and mini interview, talking about how lockdown affected people, what they missed and what they'd say to encourage someone still feeling lonely. Participants will take home a printed copy of their photos and a short video will be produced to share online. The questions asked on the day would help those involved reflect on the enforced isolation that came about due to COVID.
Young People First Mentoring, Leamington Spa
Funding will run weekly pastoral support and tailored sessions at the school staffed by two experienced youth workers. There will be an opportunity for referrals to be made to YPF mentoring service and youth club session. Staff are also building links with Warwickshire Pride and will make referrals to their LGBTQ+ youth group that runs locally.
The Gap, Warwick
Funding would allow us to host a computer café for older people, where customers bring their own IT device and get help to learn how to use it. It would also provide for a Dementia Memory Café Plus at All Saints Emscote Church.
Wellbeing Walks, Warwick Gates Community Centre
Funding would allow a new weekly walk that will leave and return to Warwick Gates Community Centre. A large percentage of the estate is made up of families and the walk is aimed at parents and carers who may feel isolated. There is also a high percentage from the BAME population so publicity will be in various languages and promoted via the Temple.
Friends of Whitnash Civic Centre
Funding allows a dementia support group to run once a month at Whitnash Civic Centre for local carers and loved ones living with dementia. The group is a continuation of the one previously run at the Lawns Residential Care Home.
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