Project information

Christmas Hampers Project 2015

To provide a daycentre provision for vulnerable people in London deprived boroughs during the Christmas holiday season.

December 2015 - January 2016

Charity information

Able Foundation

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  • Need


    The Christmas period for the most disadvantaged, excluded, marginalised and vulnerable people of our society, is one of the most isolated period, for socio-economic, lack of accessible information, and health reasons , to mention but a few.

    • One in three vulnerable people said they normally spend the Christmas period alone, compared to just 2% of the general population

    • 42% of people with disabilities are finding it difficult or very difficult to live on their present income.


    Interim day centre service provision for vulnerable adults with learning disabilities in our society during the Christmas period (25th – 26th December 2014 and 1st - 2nd of January 2016)

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Prevent isolation and improve quality of life of vulnerable people.


    » • Free drop in (day services / session) Hot meal provision in a warm safe social environment.
    » • Provide easy to read and comprehend information on statutory/ voluntary entitlements. • Provide transport and transport support to venue
    » • Skills competent support. • Outreach to non attendees • Gentle exercises • Advice / signpost to statutory and voluntary organisation
    » • Art and crafts • Focus group e.g Health promotion. • Follow on support after the Christmas period.

    Supporting over 150 service usres over the course of the project.

  • Impact


    • Inclusion - accessible high quality daycare provision services during Christmas holidays.
    • Prevent immediate and future isolation.
    • Significant improvement to participants long term health and well-being
    • Improvement to participants confidence and self-esteem.
    • Participant will be given the opportunities to become future volunteer
    • Improve economic well-being.
    • Safeguarding, advocacy.


    New charitable organisation – funders / donors could be cautious. However; our excellent governance, our clear charitable direction, the passion of our trustees and workforce would mitigate donors’ cautiousness.

    Due to limited provision of this type of project, and what would be excellent networking and advertisement of the project on our part, the project could be oversubscribed to.

    We will work within the constraints of our resources, to provide a high level of service provision


    Reports will be made available to financial contributors by email or post. Mandatory participation reports will be sent to donors at the end of the project. The reports will be accompanied by pictures, links to any video / visual updates.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £12,829

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      Amount Heading Description
      £3,000 Staff & Volunteer costs Salary
      £4,020 Running costs venue rate,minibus hire,insurance,evaluation
      £1,809 Equipment costs Art and craft materials,Towels,furniture
      £4,000 Christmas lunch / refreshments Cook christmas lunch / other days lunches
  • Background


    The project is based in Bexley borough but outreaching to Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Lambeth, Lewisham, Newham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest. These boroughs are among the nineteen London boroughs rank the fifty most deprived out 326 local authorities in England.


    Disadvantaged, excluded marginalised and vulnerable people with learning disabilities and other disabled people; In the most deprived London boroughs.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Excellent ability and understanding of engaging people with learning disabilities and other group disabled people.
    Qualified staff working in partnership with: our clients, family carers, commissioners, Health and Wellbeing board, Partnership Boards, Health Watch and Links across our boroughs of operation to bring about desired outcomes.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Charles Olatunde (Project Co-Ordinator)

    With over 10 years of work experience with diverse groups of vulnerable people in: health and social care, and housing.

    Emmanuel Smith (Assistant Project Co-Ordinator)

    With years of working experience in health and social care.