Stamp Out Solitude
We want to end loneliness and social isolation of adults with mental health issues, learning disabilities and autism.
December 2017 - January 2018
Charity information: Cintre
Social isolation and loneliness are now considered two of the biggest problems to society. Most shockingly, evidence shows that a lack in social interaction is connected to premature death.
This is because loneliness and solitude put a massive strain on physical and mental health. This, alongside winter, with its shorter and darker days, makes it even harder to leave the house and interact with others.
We are building a community hub for people who are most vulnerable to social isolation.
Here adults with learning disabilities, autism and mental health issues can come together, through social activities.
Building social networks, making new friends and sharing experiences fight the strains of solitude and help make people more confident and happy.
To stamp out solitude
Activities» We are building a Community Hub for people who are vulnerable to social isolation.
What success will look like
People with learning disabilities, mental health issues and autism will have better physical and mental health as well as better well being,
This project will increase the well being of people who are vulnerable to social isolation by building social networks.
Confidence and self esteem are the building blocks to well being. By socialising, meeting new people and sharing experiences we feel better about ourselves and part of a community.
The long term changes will be reflected in both physical and mental health of people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health issues in, and around Bristol.
The risks that could influence this project is if people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health issues do not hear about the community activities on offer, or are not supported to take part in.
Cintre has a strong internal communication team with already established newsletters and Service User contact bases. We also have outstanding support workers who dedicate their days to supporting Service Users in any way they wish.
We report to donors through their preferred method of communication.
We have active social media channels as well as emails, and a monthly newsletter with which to communicate to all our supporters with.
Budget - Project Cost: £1,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £500 Community Hub Activities Setting up workshops in gardening, cooking and sports £500 Equipment and Resources Sourcing the right equipment for each activity for a minimum of 10 participants
Cintre has been operating in and around Bristol for over 40 years.
We specialise in increasing independence an supporting people to build their self esteem and confidence.
Those most likely to benefit from this project will be people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health issues who live in and around Bristol.
We have almost 80 service users within Cintre, as well as having strong local connections to other organisations with similar service users.
We mould the way we work around what our service users want and need. They tell us how they need us and we have over 40 years of experience delivering this.
Loneliness is something everyone experiences, but for those who are already socially restricted and excluded, it can be very damaging to their confidence and self belief.
Relationship building, networking and making friends is at the core of everything we do at Cintre.
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Support workers help out on all levels of need, ranging from housing and economic advice to shopping and hobbies.