Participating Project

Project information

Rock at Caistor

A new facility for adults with learning disabilities in a top-class rural location, providing high quality housing, care and excellent day activities that will improve quality of life for members and provide valuable links with the wider community.

Begin ASAP and run indefinitely.

Charity information: Rock Foundation Uk Limited

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  • Need

    Need

    There is a need for more services for adults with learning disabilities, isolated in rural locations, who cannot easily access provision in urban centres.

    Furthermore there is a need for high quality housing with a higher level of care and activity than is provided by local private suppliers. This is currently resulting in residents suffering from poor quality of life due to limited services provided at a high cost by profit making companies, placing their bottom line before their residents.

    Solution

    By providing accessible day activities in Caistor we will increase access for those isolated in rural communities, allowing them to get involved with skill-building and social activities which improve their life quality.

    Our non-profit housing will also provide an affordable alternative to the present system in a beautiful and safe location, with onsite activities, resident staff and high quality accommodation, which is designed specifically around the needs of each individual.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Improve quality of life for adults with learning disabilities.

    Activities

    » Provide high quality housing and support for adults with learning disabilities.
    » Provide skill-building workshops and social activities for rural adults with learning disabilities.

    Success will be in members and residents reporting improvements in key indicators such as skills development, social engagement, happiness and confidence as well as health.


  • Impact

    Impact

    The project will provide a permanent home for people with learning disabilities, which continually aids residents to become increasingly independent and socially engaged. This is equally relevant to members of our day services.

    This will be demonstrated through clear changes in life quality before and after our intervention, but also through the development of a thriving and vibrant group of people, well linked to wider community, engaging with and contributing to society.

    Risk

    There are numerous risk factors, including the payment of a mortgage, acquisition of funds to complete development, and all of the usual operational risks that follow such a project.

    We are dealing with these through full risk assessments with third party support where needed, and an implementation plan.

    As regards financial risks, we are attempting to become a self sufficient organisation through social enterprise and in the meantime are spreading our fundraising across multiple streams.

    Reporting

    We will report to donors through our website and social media, and where desired through email or newsletter.

    There is also a lot of media interest in this project, which we will tap in to to keep donors informed.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £50,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £50,000 Renovations Make repairs and prepare the building for residences.
  • Background

    Location

    Caistor is large village/small market town, 10 miles from Grimsby in the rural Lincolnshire wolds, which has limited services available for adults with learning disabilities, despite a large number living in the local area.

    It is presently enjoying a mini-revival after several decades of decay and neglect, and has recently developed a pleasant social scene which suits our client group. There is also a strong community spirit, with many local people offering to get involved and volunteer.

    Beneficiaries

    Adults with learning disabilities are our main beneficiaries, but also their families as our services help to provide respite and relieve household pressures with increasing independence. For those whose family members will be resident with us, this can also provide ongoing relief as well as peace of mind, particularly for aging parents.

    Community facilities on-site will also provide local benefit, providing a great social hub, outdoor space and volunteering opportunities for local people.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have provided valuable day service for adults with learning disabilities since 2009, growing from 2 to 100 regular members within that time, and developing excellent staff.

    We have seen many of our members move into supported accommodation and suffer as a result. We have always been there to pick up the pieces, and for years families have been asking us to provide accommodation our way as they value our family atmosphere and the way we genuinely care for each unique individual.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Pamela Hodge

    C.E.O and founder. Pam will intiate this project and manage the early stages, moving to an oversight role once a suitable manager is in place.