Participating Project

Project information

Fleet Meadow Replacement Building

This project will provide a new building for Restore's South Oxford Recovery Project, based at Fleet Meadow, Didcot. The project supports people with mental health problems to engage in horticulture, woodwork and ceramics in a supportive, but challenging, work-like environment.

3 years

Charity information: Restore

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  • Need

    Need

    Our project is trying to solve the lack of space we have at our South Oxford Recovery Group. With more space we will be able to help more people with mental illness. A new building will also help us lower our expenditure.

    Solution

    By relocating the building onto allotment land it will give us a leash for 30 years helping costs. With a new build we also hope to reduce the buildings running cost, reducing heating bills etc. It will be a larger building so we can help more people with mental illness. There will be additional outside WC for allotment users, confidential interview rooms and new sinks, units and worktop space in the two workshops.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Provide a new building for Restore's South Oxford Recovery Project, based at Fleet Meadow, Didcot.

    Activities

    » Apply for capital funding from charitable trusts and foundations
    » Hold an annual Fleet Meadow Festival to raise money for the new build and bring publicity to the project
    » Arrange events throughout the year to raised additional funds for the project

    Success will be winning bids, grants and trusts we have applied for, and having successful fundraising events.


  • Impact

    Impact

    In 2016-2017, we supported 102 people at Fleet Meadow. Increased capacity will improve accessibility to new service users, so we are able to support up to 250 members a year.

    Risk

    Even though we have the backing of Didcot council we will still need to get planning permission which could be a risk.

    Reporting

    We will report to our donors on progress in our monthly newsletters as well as regular posts on our Facebook page and Twitter feeds and press releases.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £470,220

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,500 Building size 180metre sq 210meter sq. Cost per M2
      £315,000 Construction Cost of the construction of the building
      £153,720 VAT 20% VAT on all costs

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Restore restricted reserve £130,000 Conditional
  • Background

    Location

    Fleet Meadow Recovery Group supports people with mental health problems to engage in horticulture, woodwork and ceramics in a supportive, but challenging, work-like environment. The site has an orchard and vegetable patch; produce is sold in the on-site shop and used in Restore's two cafes.
    In 2005 the building was erected by Restore as a temporary solution, it is approximately 140m2 and ideally needs to be at least 30% larger to meet the demand and accommodate the activities.

    Beneficiaries

    In 2016-2017, we supported 102 people at Fleet Meadow. Increased capacity will imporved accessibility to new service users, so we are able to support up to 250 members a year. Beneficiaries experience moderate-severe ill-health including: depression/psychosis/schizophrenia/bi-polar disorder/personality disorders. Almost all are defined as having a mental disability under the Equalities Act 2010, meaning their illness effects normal day-to-day activity for more than 12 months.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Restore is an Oxfordshire based mental health charity that supports people take control of their recovery, develop skills and lead meaningful lives. We offer recovery groups, training and employment coaching to make this possible.

    We are one of the longest established and most highly regarded community rehabilitation services in the UK. Founded in 1977, we are part of a partnership of local mental health organisations with a commitment to helping people to recover, stay well and participate

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Mark Adams

    Mark is the joint CEO of Restore and will be working with Fleet Meadow on this project

    Rose Cox

    Rose is the finance director of Restore and will be working with Fleet Meadow on this project

    Tony Duffin

    A volunteer at a Recovery group who has done Restore's sustainability report and is from Didcot so will be helping on the project.