Connecting people, ideas, and support from the crowd to make Leicester an even better place!
We aim to expand our current self-help group further by acquiring a permanent space at 51Loughborough Road, Belgrave, where we can help all members of the community lead a happy & healthy life despite their background. We have been holding weekly health meetings & coffee mornings since 2012 & have gained over 130 members, but we want to offer a permanent community space for all to take part in more activities on a more regular basis as well as warm refreshments for those in need. We want to be able to teach the community new skills such as IT skills for the elderly, so they can feel more connected & exercise classes & cooking classes for all different levels to keep the community healthy. So far, our group has helped many isolated individuals make new friends & feel a sense of belonging which is very beneficial for mental health, we want to help every member of the community feel a part of the community but ultimately aid them in living a healthy life both physically & mentally.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
There are so many benefits of this project in many different areas. This project will help to build a stronger community that looks out for one another. This project will encourage a healthier lifestyle, reduce loneliness & isolation within the community, offer aid to those in need, improve communication within the community, teach new skills & give people a sense of belonging. More people will be able to join the group and staying happy means staying healthier so less mental & physical illness, which will lead to a healthier community. We have been supporting medical students for their research, graduates from De Montfort University as well as students from Leicester College for work experience. We will be able to support more of them through work premises. Through this project, we would be able to offer small courses for unemployed & underprivileged so they can gain the confidence to go further & find permanent work. We will also support youth by getting them involved in projects.
Steps to get it done:
The space are aiming to acquire is 51 Loughborough Road, Belgrave, Leicester. We have spoken with the owner & his is interested in giving us the space & is prepared to lower the price for the cause & its benefit to the community.
About the space
Central to the Belgrave area, easily accessible.
Leicester City Council