Enfield Community Well-being Cafe

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Enfield Community Well-being Cafe

Enfield Community Well-being Cafe

Stroke Action By Stroke Action

We are local health advocates keen to transform a disused Community Hall in an isolated Park into a space that residents can proudly come together to socialize, keep active, healthy, and happy.

Enfield Fundraising stage

1
backers
£50
pledged of £21,238
91
days left

Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £21,238 by 24 Sep 2017

We plan to renovate the Community Hall at the Visitor Centre in Pymmes Park. The existing Hall is used to provide support services to stroke survivors in Stroke Action but it is run-down and needs to be refurbished. We want to regenerate and re-purpose it into a shared civic space for well-being, recreational and nature reserve facilities at the heart of a local park of historical significance.This will widen reach beyond people affected by strokes to include adults with long term health conditions, older people, at risk individuals and residents that will just visit to participate in activities or buy refreshments, and young people that want to volunteer. The selection of the project is based on outcomes of Department of Health Social Returns On Investment evaluation of Stroke Action services which recommend that people with other conditions will benefit if they have access to the services that we offer. Our aim is to create a 'holistic' Well-being Cafe for the Community.

What we'll deliver:

  • Transform the Community Hall to make it fit for purpose - painting, signage, lighting, purchase well-being resources
  • Recruit and up-skill residents as Volunteers to support well-being activities - adults, students
  • Engage the Community - residents, businesses, schools, voluntary organisations, faith groups
  • Develop project website, Facebook and Twitter to help us conduct print and social media marketing campaign
  • Create flyers, posters and banners to publicise the project
  • Launch and pioneer the first 'holistic' community based well-being cafe in the borough

Why it's a great idea:

Pymmes Park is poorly used by residents and is considered deserted, isolated and a lonely place to be in. This project will: Celebrate and strengthen the special character of Pymmes Park Give the Visitor Centre a new lease of life Demonstrate the potential of the Visitor Centre as a well-being resource in Enfield borough. Increase resident’s use of Pymmes Park to help combat loneliness and isolation Give residents lasting skills and opportunities as Volunteers Make participating residents to feel welcome, involved, active and healthy Achieve a wider social good by widening access to well-being cafe for all residents Eliminate the negative perceptions of Pymmes Park and promote the enjoyment of the attractive nature, well-being and recreational facilities that will be available to residents - stroke survivors, carers, adults with long term health conditions, older people, at risk individuals, diverse residents, Voluntary organizations, businesses, the Council.

Steps to get it done:

  • Paint and up-lift the Visitor Center including painting, signage, lighting, security and purchase activity resources
  • Commission and upgrade the toilets to meet disability legislation
  • Recruit and train 10 volunteers through the Enfield Volunteer Centre
  • Engage and up-skill residents as Community Champions able to use skills from hobbies and employment to lead activities
  • Develop project website, Facebook, Twitter. Create flyers, posters, and banners to publicize the project
  • The volunteers will help to market, publicize and support the peer-led-activity groups
  • Use Eventbrite to encourage ticket take up and to gauge interest
  • Seek the support of local Councilors and MPs for the project.
  • Launch the Well-being Cafe to operate three days a week in the Visitor Center, inside Pymmes Park
  • Partner with local VCS, Tottenham Hotspur, Park Runs and independent consultants to support delivery of the activities
  • Launch annual Fundraising Gala to raise funds to support the mission of the ‘Well-being Cafe’ and the vital activities
  • Stroke Action will project manage the "Well-being Centre"

Locally, community based support services are mostly Council, VCS, or Private Sector led. The Enfield Well-being Cafe will change this by facilitating groups of residents to start their own peer-to-peer support activities in a safe place where community centered sharing, learning and growing can occur. Common interest peer-led activities will include: art & craft, befriending, bowling, cycling, exercise, football, gardening, gym, lunch club, park run, tennis, tai chi, yoga We will offer free health awareness talks, health campaign events, self-management workshops, and social networks. We will drive sustainability by operating a Well-being Promotion Top Shop which will market cost effective items - cold drinks, tea/coffee, gift items, well-being resources e.g. steps counter pedometer, exercise thera bands, eat well plate, calorie calculator, BP Monitor. We will collaborate with In - Kind Direct to help residents secure well-being resources for their enjoyment at a very low price.

Location Enfield

Enfield has 27 other projects and £955,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Pymmes Park, a Metropolitan Open Space, and, nature reserve of significance with low usage by residents. The Park offers local recreational facilities including a Victorian walled garden, a lake and ornamental pond, bowls club, tennis courts, football pitches, outdoor gym, children’s playing ground, playing fields, Parkrun on Saturdays

Council

London Borough of Enfield

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How will the money be spent?Total £21,238

Uplift of Visitor Centre (painting, signage, lighting, security) - £6,600 (31%)
Premises - £6,000 (28%)
Purchase of activity and well-being resources - £4,800 (23%)
Marketing and Publicity - £1,040 (5%)
Administrative and Office expenses - £716 (3%)
Other - £2,082 (10%)

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.

31%
Uplift of Visitor Centre (painting, signage, lighting, security)
£6,600
28%
Premises
£6,000
23%
Purchase of activity and well-being resources
£4,800
5%
Marketing and Publicity
£1,040
3%
Administrative and Office expenses
£716
10%
Other
£2,082
  • Spacehive fees
    £958
  • Transaction Fees
    £933
  • VAT
    £192

Total £21,238

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  • Marketing and Publicity support Social Media support Help with Fundraising Help with Business Plan
  • Help with Painting Help with Activity Planning

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