Last year we delivered a Flax Corn Dolly on Blockhouse Park. We’d like to do this again in April, building on the success of last year’s event, with a series of corn dolly workshops leading to a spectacular finale. We want to reach all parts of the community, bring us all together into the heart of the making and the ceremony. Release the spirit of the nature into the soil and reconnect with our ancestors traditions! The event will lead in to The Village Hub’s Feast and Ceilidh taking place that evening in Stoke Youth and Community Centre.
Tag: refugee & asylum seekers
The Knowledge Book Initiative
Our evidence reveals that levels of financial capability in the UK are low. Therefore, by providing enhanced financial capability skills, awareness of energy efficiency, housing rights/responsibilities and tips on tackling the cost-of-living issues, we aim to prevent people from getting into debt and improve their mental health.
Funding will help develop free easy-read resources, available in printed and online versions, that everyone can use. We also aim to deliver free workshops for 6 organisations working with disadvantaged groups. Easy-to-digest sessions within these workshops will especially target young people and individuals with learning disabilities or English as an additional language.
Individuals from the disperse background have been meeting and sharing the experience of growing edible plants and herbs of their origins either in grow bags or on a pallet. the purpose being to build rapport with the new soil and community their are established in as well as sharing their motherland with their homeland. The need of a a space representing motherland is crucial into healing and belonging. healthy conversation and shared experience are on high demands.
we are seeking the fund to develop the scheme and engage with more community members from diverse background.
Community drop in @Turnchapel
The aim of this project is for people to come together in a central warm space, chat and develop a sense of belonging within the community. This idea, raised at the last Residents’ Association, was that we need a space for isolated locals and others in the neighbourhood, to engage in activities such as board games, craft etc. Our diverse community includes older and single residents as well as young families and refugees who might be struggling financially. We’d like to welcome anybody with warm drinks, hot food such as coffee, tea, soup, rolls.
Feast of Fun
TPT seeks funding for this year’s Feast of Fun programme. Benefitting children are known to churches and identified at risk of hunger without this provision. TPT has a 5-year proven record of church collaboration to provide this programme, which typically offers free, safe and local activities incl. meals for all children attending.
Churches provide venues, volunteers, activities and support so the meals are the only cost. TPT have secured part funding to provide approx. 8000 meals for children in 2023 and have a shortfall of £1.25 per child to provide hot nutritious meals via Plymouth’s Feast of Fun provision.
Home Springs Eternal
There is an identified need in our community for essentials that help families and individuals to feel settled at home. As we head into Spring, we want to deliver packages to people to help them during the cost of living crisis. These will include new kettles, toasters, quilts, pillows, bedding, cutlery, blankets, essential kitchen equipment and shower curtains, towels, as well as cleaning and hygiene items. They will be catered for each person/family’s needs and especially for those who are having to move into a home with just days notice – such as fleeing domestic violence, or given asylum.
Not having enough English language to seek to access entitlements and seek their rights with dignity places asylum seekers & refugees at the lower end of any crisis. Access to Centres and offices with duties to address gaps they face and where barriers must be tackled is restricted and subject to strict control that set precedence for isolation and loneliness. Our idea is to provide a centre accessible 7 days for and run by themselves where they can invite locals’ native speakers to support their practical English. They say, give us the language and let us seek equity.