Project information

Community Outreach Project

We provide outreach support to disabled, elderly and vulnerable people through our practical support project. We provide gardening, painting and decorating, minor repairs, removals, escorting, befriending etc as well as information, advice and form filling both in their homes and at our office.

On-Going

Charity information: Community Advice and Support Scheme(CASS)

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  • Need

    Need

    We are providing practical support such as minor repairs, painting and decorating and gardening which the statutory services do not provide for their clients.

    Solution

    We use our volunteers and job seekers to provide these services to our clients.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide services across the community

    Activities

    » We will promote our sevices using the internet as well as advertising in local community centre, hospitals, gp's surgeries, libraries, council etc.

    Success will be...measured by how many clients we have assisted with our services.


    Aim 2

    Recruit volunteers and job seekers

    Activities

    » Promote our organisation using the above locations

    Success will be...measured by how many services we can provide to our clients using those we have recruited.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Our services will improve the life quality of our clients. For example by improving thier homes, enabling them to use their gardens in summer. Providing them with some company / someone to talk to through our befrienidng scheme or helping them collect prescriptions / shopping / post letters etc through our escorting service.

    Risk

    Volunteers could let us down or not know the correct address, clients could change their minds or the tools we need may not be available. We make sure that volunteers are still available and have the correct map and contact address / tools by booking them in advance and checking with them the day before. We ask client to give us 24 hours notice if they change their minds so that we can use the time for arrange another job.

    Reporting

    Funders of this project will receive a quarterly / yearly report on how the project is progressing and any changes that are being made.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £250 Admin Administrative Costs
      £250 Overheads Management Overheads
      £200 Expenses Volunteer Expenses
      £300 Training Training
  • Background

    Location

    We are based in Islington, Hackney and Whitechapel.

    Beneficiaries

    London Boroughs of: Islington, Camden, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, the City and East London.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have been providing this service for many years and are best placed in the community to continue carrying out this work as we are well established and have continuous referrals from organisations, community groups, the council and individual people.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Volunteers

    All of our volunteers play a vital role in making this project a success whether in the office or out in the community.