Wheel Listen Community Bus

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Wheel Listen Community Bus

Wheel Listen Community Bus

Anxiety Support Wales By Anxiety Support Wales

Wheel-listen community bus will travel Swansea and surrounding areas connecting with the isolated, lonely, homeless, bereaved and anyone struggling with mental health. We want to connect communities.

Swansea Idea stage

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The UK is in a mental health crisis. Poverty is higher than ever, addiction and homelessness are at an all time high as well as street working, gun crime and modern slavery. Connecting with people through the communities will give people hope. The first interaction could stop someone from from taking the wrong direction knowing we care. Allowing people to have a safe space in the community where they can talk about how they are feeling could save a life. We want to connect with as many individuals as possible. Covid has impacted many lives causing a rise in inflation sending many families and individuals into a crisis. Travelling to different communities daily will be just what some people need as an interaction or company to someone isolated or lonely can be so very important. The community bus will also provide a needle exchange service in time as well as delivering food banks and clothes to the less fortunate.

What we'll deliver:

  • connect with the homeless, signposting to harm reduction agencies.
  • Provide to support for people are alone, lonely and isolated.
  • Providing a drop in centre in schools/universities and colleges.
  • Provide a counselling space on the bus for people who can't access transport services due to disability or anxiety.
  • providing support to third sector agencies.
  • supporting homelessness and addiction.

Why it's a great idea:

The Wheel Listen community bus will be staffed by qualified counsellors and travel across South Wales to assist rural communities, children with anxiety and other mental health issues in the aftermath of Covid-19, help with community building, catering for the disabled and the isolated, as well as the homeless and people struggling with substance abuse. By sponsoring the Wheel Listen community bus, you will have the opportunity not only to support this vital and vitally needed project but also raise awareness and beat the stigma of mental health in every location that the community bus travels to. We will be applying for, and expect to receive, lottery funding for the cost of providing the service, which will be free for individuals to use, however we need your help to raise the cost of purchasing the bus itself.

Steps to get it done:

  • Designing the bus for storage, counselling room and sleeping area.

Anxiety Support Wales provides support to Anxiety Warriors (6-18yrs) as well as counselling, group work, support groups, drop in service, hypnotherapy, mindfulness. We also work in the Swansea schools providing anxiety support and education on why we struggle with anxiety.

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Location Swansea

About the space

We will be covering South and areas of mid and west Wales.

Council

City and County of Swansea Council

How will the money be spent?Total £65,158

Wheel Listen Bus - £60,000 (92%)
Other - £5,158 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

92%
Wheel Listen Bus
£60,000
8%
Other Read More
£5,158
  • Spacehive fees
    £3,000
  • Transaction fees
    £1,558
  • VAT
    £600

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Food for homeless
  • blankets and clothing and toiletries
  • Canopies and foldaway tents for homeless

Total £65,158

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