Empowering local people to develop and support projects that will enhance our shared communal spaces
The charities’ overall goal with the funding we are applying for is to extend our already established charity hub and add to the facilities that we can offer to our beneficiaries. The funding will allow for us to connect water and have a fresh water supply and a sink, along with a much-needed accessible toilet facility. At this present moment when our members and volunteers visit the hub to take part in the services we offer they are having to use a portable sink unit to wash their hands, and if they need to use the toilet they are having to visit the Lancaster centre (of which we do have access) however this is a few minutes’ walk round the corner which can be difficult for those with mobility issues, it also requires a volunteer to assist them to let them in the building. Now the hub is getting used more regularly it would make it safer and easier for members if there were these facilities on site. Most all of our members are disabled people and families.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The benefits having a fresh water supply will mean that we will not have to use a portable system anymore which is not practical in the long term for people, especially those with mobility and low muscle tone issues. It will mean that we can have a toilet on site for our members and visitors, plus be able to wash hands when preparing any food and drinks of which we do at one of our supported employment projects. Having extra storage would mean that we could arrange the internal layout and accommodate more space to prepare the fruit and vegetable parcels that we deliver to over 47 families each week - around 200 people. We now have families with disabled children using the community space every Saturday for recreation, many children are incontinent and having somewhere to change their children would make a huge difference and be so much more convenient then having to walk to the building around the corner.
Steps to get it done:
About the space
London Borough of Enfield
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