New Furniture for Emmanuel Church Hall
The Hall is a busy community hub used for various activities throughout the week for people aged from 0-80+, e.g. a Toddlers Group; Youth Clubs; English Language classes for foreign women; Waggy Tails (dog training) for children with special needs; circuit training/badminton/folk dancing; elderly Keep-fit class; Homeless Shelter.
- To equip a welcoming space where people in the community can support each other, for example carers of young people with special needs will have a coffee room to provide respite while the person they are caring for is taking part in the activities.
- To upgrade equipment in multi-purpose space for community use, including whiteboards and tables for the twice weekly English language classes to teach over 70 local women who have recently moved here and do not speak English.
- To equip multi-functional areas for various use, including lunches for the frail elderly as part of 'Holiday at Home' and where the homeless can have a substantial evening meal and breakfast in the morning; also for use by up to 200 Youth Club users.
How we will achieve our goals
There is a need for a place where people can talk, and support groups can chat to carers or vulnerable adults. This Award will allow a 100-year-old tradition of local community service to be more rewarding and effective. Many volunteers staff the hall but the equipment is worn out. The refurbishing will make a huge difference to the Hall relaunch.
Where the money will go
Furnishing 2 new lounges and refurbishing multi-functional dining areas, means more than one group can meet at a time with increased impact. Parents of disabled young people will appreciate somewhere to talk, while the 2nd lounge can be used by the homeless guests. “So many times we end up talking to carers on the pavement!” [Volunteer’s comment]
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