Make your community more stronger, connected and empowered with the South & East Lincs Crowd.
Our aim is to provide a welcoming space where anyone in the Fishtoft community can come for free, for mutual companionship & social well-being. We have seen how the lonely & elderly thrive when enjoying the company of others. It's an opportunity for them to leave the house, meet friends and neighbours, make new friends & try their hand at the various activities on offer. We provide tea, coffee and cakes. We also provide materials and encourage participation in creating projects to enhance the local environment. This gives them a sense of pride in their local community and in their own achievement in making something worthwhile. We aim to make it a happy place where people can relax in a caring environment. We aim to create a cohesive community, where the community can feel safe to enjoy their local environment
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Fishtoft is a large rural community with a meagre public transport system which makes it difficult for some people to get out and meet others. These get togethers provide a lifeline for those who live alone or feel lonely. Those who have lost loved ones can find someone with a sympathetic ear & friendship. Because the events are free there is no discrimination and anyone can attend as often as they wish. There is no pressure to involve themselves in any activity, though most have found they thoroughly enjoy trying out a new skill. We are building a caring and compassionate community spirit where everyone shares and cares. Everyone comes together to help run the group & make new members welcome. Those who live alone can improve their mental health and social wellbeing by interacting with others & finding common interests. With funding we can provide luncheon outings and trips to places of interest, giving those who lack transport the opportunity to travel further afield.
Steps to get it done:
help build a cohesive community spirit where people feel safe and know other people who they can call friends
About the space
Rochford Tower Road, Fishtoft
Boston Borough Council