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Emma Shorty Scott By Emma Shorty Scott

A place where all members of the community, can come together and work as one, to enable EVERYONE to find out what "Empowerment" means to them as an individual.

South Ockendon Idea stage

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My aim is to offer services, which are not available in many communities.Allowing a *Cafe/Bakers*(catering for many with allergies), with a soft play area (for all you children to play alongside each other, NO MATTER what their needs!). The income will support the main rent, in which will then hopefully prevent closure due to funding! ALLOWING A BREAKFAST AND AFTER SCHOOL CLUB TO BE ESTABLISHED,GIVING PARENTS AND CARERS THE CHANCE TO WORK (Lowing the cost of childcare and creating job opportunities) A YOUTH GROUP/CENTRE FOR ALL CHILDREN/ALL AGES TO ATTEND, KEEPING KIDS OCCUPIED AND ENTERTAINED WITH ACTIVITIES AND EXPLORE NEW HOBBIES (Trying to prevent anti social behaviour and other problems arising due to boredom). HAVING AN OPEN DOOR POLICY WILL ALLOW ALL MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY TO POP IN. THERE ARE SO MANY SKILLED/TALENTED/QUALIFIED AND CAPABLE PEOPLE RESIDING IN THE AREA TO DELIVER EMPOWERMENT INTO THIS PROJECT!

What we'll deliver:

  • EMPOWERMENT Is more than just a word, it is a FEELING!
  • An open door opportunity centre, offering to Help,Everyone,Regarding,Empowerment.
  • feeling of being United as a LARGER part of the community, where the two extreme of ages can meet an interact
  • HELP save the old prince of wales public house, from being turned into flat!

Why it's a great idea:

I have lived in the area for many years. I have always enjoyed growing up with the support from my community, i now have children of my own and i hope for them the childhood i had here growing up! This topic has been "Top Talk" for a long time, as i have a passion for helping others,i have come up with a project that could help our community and many more wide. i have a great desire to see a change and i have the passion and dedication to see this thought to the end.The younger generation could come and drop in rather than having to call the authorities about them causing a nusence to others! this building could become a local place for new activities and meetings to take place from! Having a place,where Role Models still exist, offering an listening ear or someone that understands.......can make a huge difference in anyones life....AND THIS PLACE COULD OFFER THIS! *Hearing feedback from the elderly residents,they speak of how the area has changed, for the worse......they are worried

Steps to get it done:

Having a place "H.E.R.E" could produce many local jobs and training opportunities to allow that feeling of Empowerment.having a soft play area inside (FOR ALL CHILDREN TO PLAY ALONG SIDE EACH OTHER AND NOT FEEL SEPARATE), I am willing to work along side a designer and come to an agreement that will work for all children to play. i know of many qualified and capable members of the community, to also help along side the authorities to HELP with the care for the elderly in the community too. With support from H.E.R.E, this could help with the elderly independent living services/ needs that are arising, in most areas due to local cut backs! The pictures i managed to take at a safe distance, show that a water pipe has ruptured in the roof area,causing damage and damp from roof to cellar, leaving at least 4-6 inches of stale water laying dormant in the cellar. the ceilings have fallen, flooring is unsafe to walk on, this is just the start of what was seen.

Location South Ockendon

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