Combating Social Isolation in Worthing

Funded on Spacehive 25 March 2021

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Combating Social Isolation in Worthing

Combating Social Isolation in Worthing

Active Worthing WellBeing Centre (CIC) By Active Worthing WellBeing Centre (CIC)

Our Life Skills Club will be providing opportunities for face to face activities sessions to combat social isolation. This will enable the participants to foster friendships and (re)gain life skills.

Goring-by-Sea Delivery stage

3
backers
£2,491
raised
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This project was funded on 25 Mar 2021!

We will support people to combat social isolation and loneliness e.g. the elderly, those with health conditions, disabilities etc to live a healthy life, longer and being independent. We will run a variety of face-to-face sessions that will create opportunities for people to make friendships and learn new skills. Some of the sessions that we will provide will be basic IT skills, Arts and Crafts, Discussion Groups, Quizzes, Gardening, Reading and Writing, Money Management. These sessions will also reflect the preferences of the people attending. Our organisation will be providing services really to combat social isolation and loneliness. The clients are often people in society who are in between NHS care and the formal Social Care Services. We will provide a safe and comfortable environment and will adopt all the Government Guidelines in terms of infection control measures e.g. the Current Covid 19 epidemic.

What we'll deliver:

  • Will run day activity sessions - IT courses, Arts/Crafts, Music, Discussion Groups, Quizes, Gardening, Reading/Writing
  • We will also offer refreshments and above all a safe place where friendships can develop and flourish.

Why it's a great idea:

•Improving people’s quality of life by helping them feel less isolated within their communities. •By forming and maintaining friendships developed within the sessions. •Coaching life skills that enable people to live more independently and for longer within their homes. Teaching basic I.T skills to help people engage with online services •Relieving pressure on G.Ps by combatting social isolation. This will allow G.Ps more time to focus on people’s medical needs. • This funding will help enable people to access our service and therefore introduce more people to the support we offer. • This is a service that is new to our community and offers support to people that often fall short of adult social care’s criteria. • Activities provided will enhance people’s life skills to live longer, in health and independently

Steps to get it done:

  • Liaise with our Referral Agent - Social Prescribers to start referring clients to us
  • We will register clients to our service
  • Agree dates/times and sessions to be delivered
  • We will then start delivering the face to face sessions

Our organisation will be providing services to combat social isolation and loneliness. These are often people in society who are in between NHS care and the formal Social Care Services. We will provide a safe and comfortable environment and will adopt all the Government Guidelines in terms of infection control measures e.g. with the Current Covid 19 epidemic, we will follow all that is being required of community organisations. By welcoming people into our centre, we will listen to their needs and formulate programs that will best serve them, giving them the confidence to use and enjoy their community as any other citizens.

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Location Goring-by-Sea

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Council

Adur District Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £2,414

Arts and crafts resources - £1,294 (54%)
Administration costs - £504 (21%)
Refreshments - £200 (8%)
IT/Phone usage - £175 (7%)
Stationary - £100 (4%)
Other - £141 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

54%
Arts and crafts resources
£1,294
21%
Administration costs
£504
8%
Refreshments
£200
7%
IT/Phone usage
£175
4%
Stationary
£100
6%
Other Read More
£141
  • Spacehive fees
    £118
  • VAT
    £24
  • Transaction Fees
    £0

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Pay for more session running fees

Total £2,414

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