Grandad's Front Room is a place where ALL the Community can come together with the aim of building a more cohesive, understanding, safe and caring Community in Bognor Regis and beyond.
We offer a safe, welcoming drop-in lounge where anyone can grab a free cuppa, a biscuit and have a sit-down for as long as they like.
We also source and deliver FREE furniture, beds, lounge furniture, white goods, pots and pans, cutlery, curtains and indeed anything that is needed to create a home.
We've also just started a Men's Shed which is open to women and the youth of the area where ALL can come together and learn new skills such as woodwork and repairing of household items, as well as socialising and sharing in a warm, supportive environment.
The Front Room donates free food to families in need and we are, funds willing, arranging a Community Allotment which will involve growing, nourishing food and providing cooking classes for the whole family.
What we'll deliver:
- FREE furniture for those in need...
- FREE food for those are hungry, on low pay or just struggling...
- FREE 'company, cuppa & custard cream' for those who are socially isolated & vulnerable
- FREE loan of fundraising equipment and games to community groups
- FREE safe space for ALL
- FREE place for Community and local government to come together and share ideas & resources
- FREE space to increase skill sets via Men's , Women's & Juniors' Shed
- FREE Community Allotment with free food and education in planting and cooking
Why it's a great idea:
Community is at the very centre of every happy and safe town.
The more we come together, listen and understand each other the happier, more compassionate and resilient we will be.
Equality and fairness matter hugely to the Grandadders, and all our profits and resources go to providing those with nothing or little with what many take for granted such as beds, cookers, fridges and even food and clothes.
We're passionate about bringing positive change and hope to the hopeless. We provide a space where men, including veterans, can come together in a safe, shared space to work on DIY and commissioned projects and to assist each other in opening up and communicating more. This space is also available to women and the youth of the area so that skills can be truly shared across the Community.
Our aim is to enable individuals, families and groups in our Community to be empowered to live their best life, and inspired to help others in the same way we have helped them.
Steps to get it done:
- Source materials and set up an upcycling station for Women's Shed
- Run upcycling workshops for community
- Perform renovations and improvements to the shop
- Men's Sheds will offer repair and reclaim workshops
- Make fundraising/fairground stall games for the Community to raise funds
- Purchase refurbished tools, seeds & educational aids for the Community Allotment
- Create a "Safe Space" for all
When it comes to measures of poverty the 2015 Indices of Deprivation show that in most areas across Bognor Regis the proportion of the population experiencing deprivation related to low income exceeds the national average of 14.5% and far exceeds the West Sussex average of 9.7% with the proportions in Pevensey at 19.5%, Marine 18.5%, Orchard 16.5%, Hotham 15.3% and Bersted 14.4%.