Category: Support

Community Money Matters

Citizens Advice Plymouth (CAP) has embarked on a pioneering project working with the Neighbourhood Care Networks to support the growing number of people in the city facing financial crisis. With news from the debt charity, Stepchange, that there are now 1.2 million people across the UK in severe debt and household borrowing due to the…
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Ageing Well: Living Better

POP has embarked on a major South West study into ‘ageing’ to try and find out what helps or hinders people to remain independent as they get older. The work which is being carried out with the Plymouth Social Enterprise Network as part of the Devon-based social investment project, SIMPL, will see hundreds of people…
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Plymouth wins bid to tackle social isolation and improve health

A new project to tackle social isolation and the effects it can have on health has been given the green light following an initial £50,000 funding and support from the King’s Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund (TNLCF). It is one of only six successful bids in the UK following more than 270 applications…
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Record number of fledgling community projects take flight with help from POP

Hooray – some good news! POP ideas is delighted to announce that in the last three months of 2020 nearly a quarter of a million pounds – £224,500 – has been awarded to a handful of Plymouth community projects, such as Plymouth Hope and sail-training charity, The Island Trust. Since the beginning of the first…
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Efford Neighbourhood Care Network Launch

Efford is the latest area to launch its own Neighbourhood Care Network in Plymouth. If you or anyone you know is in need of practical support, reassurance and companionship, you can call the helpline on 07380 309586 8AM-8PM, 7 days a week. Bringing together community leaders; youth workers; the Headteacher from the local school, community…
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Keeping Afloat: How POP+ & PSEN Have Helped Businesses Cast Adrift

Some of the city’s charitable organisations may owe their survival, post the pandemic, to the combined efforts of POP+ and the Plymouth Social Enterprise Network. Throughout the lockdown POP+ and PSEN have been regularly meeting with the Plymouth City Council’s economic development team to highlight the plight of charities and social enterprises across the city…
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How Technology is Enabling Compassion

Since the beginning of the pandemic and the launch of the lockdown, the internet and social media has enabled thousands of individuals to form support groups and to respond quickly to calls for help. That so much community action has taken place by so many has been both humbling and heartening but, at the same…
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Care in the community by the community

An extraordinary wave of empathy and compassion has swept across the city, on the back of the coronavirus, delivering practical support for those in need; befriending the lonely and reassuring those anxious. Through the newly-formed Neighbourhood Care Networks, areas around the city – Stonehouse, The Hoe and Stoke – have taken help-in-the-community to a new…
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Plymotion at Your Workplace

Plymotion at Your Workplace is a free Personalised Travel Planning service to encourage sustainable travel policies in your workplace.   It provides information and incentives to help businesses to develop, grow the local economy, address the challenge of climate change and encourage people to lead healthier, more active lives by walking, cycling and using more…
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Compassionate Café

Compassionate Friends from Argyle Community Trust are offering to make a difference to the local community with a new Compassionate Café in Plymouth which will run from Friday 6 December 2019 onwards, every Friday between 11-1pm at Manadon Sports and Community Hub.   If you are caring for someone who is dying, experiencing loss, bereavement…
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