To convert an exsisting, under-used room into a 'state of the art' media facility for our service users. It will be more attractive to our younger clients, and can be hired out to others to generate income. We need 'a Smartboard'; laptops; desks; projector; cameras; software and peripherals.
two months approx
A lot of the work we do at our day service is art and craft based, also cooking, gardening and woodwork. This is not always appealing to younger people, and they need have more options available. Some have expressed a wish to take up digital photography, video and/ or sound production.
We are also looking to attract sustainable sources of funding.
The project will provide activities that are better suited to younger people, and more interesting to some of or current clients. It will make better use of a large space, and has the potential to gernerate income from other organisations who hire the room for training or workshops.
To provide the best quality and most attractive service possible to those with acquired brain injury
Activities» Offer an extended range of activities to suit the needs of both current and potential services users by providing a modern media facility.
Success will be... increased numbers of new clients; increased uptake of the facility by current clients; positive feedback from clients.
To generate additional, sustainable, unrestricted income
Activities» Hire out the new facility for a fee, when it is not being used by our clients,as training facility to voluntary and commercial organisations
Success will be...an increase in unrestricted voluntary income
Increased skills, knowledge, confidence and self esteem in clients. Potential for client prgression onto futher education and training. Increased opportunities for volunteers.
Levels of success will be demonstrated by formal and informal client consultation; outcomes measuring; consultation with families and carers.
Some clients could object to the loss of the pool table in the room. We have dealt with this by emphasising the benefits of the new facility and offering to move the table to a new place.
Via formal reporting procedures
Our website, newsletter, annual report.
Visits by donors
Budget - Project Cost: £4,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £3,000 Equipment Smartboard, 2 laptops, projector, cameras £500 Furniture Desks, chairs £500 Peripherals Software
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount Freemasons £660 Guaranteed Individual £872 Guaranteed
Headway House day centre, Evington, Leicester, LE5 4WP
Adults with and acquired/ traumatic brain injury in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
We are a unique service, the only one in the city and county to offer specialist brain injury support services. We have 21 years experience in the field, and an excellent reputation locally.
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Day Centre Manager
Assistant Day Centre Manager