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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:
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:
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.
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
London Borough of Enfield
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