(safe, comfortable, fun and social environment) for isolated older people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community and the white community to come together to socialize , interact, build a network of friendship amongst themselves, once each week and use technology to connect them to the outside world by developing their ICT skills to enable them use the internet to send e-mails, to request for their prescription online and access other services available to them in the community.
We run a weekly coffee morning that enables people over 65 years old to socialize, share stories and develop new friendship. There are regular healthy eating sessions, group walks and light exercise activities
We provide regular food parcels such as groceries, fresh fruits, bread, cereal, dairies and regular delivery of essentials such as toiletries etc for older people, we drop on their doorstep.
YOUNG PEOPLE – “Step up Youth group”
In the borough of Bexley and Greenwich, there have been various activities of young people that have become a form of concern for parents, teachers and mentors. Such activities include bullying, knife crime, verbal abuse etc.
In order to tackle the problems faced and expressed by disadvantaged BME young people in the borough of Bexley and Greenwich, we started a project known as “Step up Youth group” , which provide a safe, caring, youth-led space for disadvantaged young people from the BME group. They are able to learn, develop and build towards a brighter future. Also we have been able to help over 300 young people build their self confidence and self esteem.
We provide a social environment for young people from the BME people to socialise and interact with other young people from the Community in which they live. We offer a safe place for young people to be heard, have fun, learn new skills, gain employability skills and supported to develop positive relationships, enthusiasm for learning as well as encouraging youth workers to engage with them and open up in conversation to them
We work with over 300 elders from Erith, Bexleyheath, Woolwich, Plumstead, Belvedere and Abbeywood, Dartford and Gravesham and our aim is to promote social inclusion and enhance physical and emotional well-being.
At the day center there are various activities that are offered such as knitting with crochet, telling their stories, playing games together such as Ludo, monopoly and chess.
We provide shopping support to the older people as well as assisting them to pick up their prescription from the pharmacy.