FEEDING THE COMMUNITY
Our community kitchen provides the opportunity for residents experiencing loneliness and isolation along with those on low incomes, with the chance to have a free meal and learn new and transferable skills, whilst building confidence, maintaining independence and alleviating the effects of loneliness, poverty and isolation.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Connecting to our bodies and minds is one of the best ways to help us navigate challenging times
and make ourselves more resilient. There is no better way to do this than through movement,
breathwork and mindfulness and of course getting to understand our bodies better.
TACKLING LONELINESS AN ISOLATION
Not feeling part of society can dramatically affect mental wellbeing and an individual's sense of self. As well as the social implications, loneliness and social isolation is also harmful to physical health.
People who are feeling isolated or marginalised are less likely to engage with other services. We hope to help bridge the gap between our beneficiaries and community services by working with local organisations and volunteers to help bring people out of isolation whilst gaining new skills and the confidence to rediscover a sense of self worth and purpose.
Through individual and group activities we provide people with the opportunity to connect and maintain or establish supportive or caring relationships making them more likely to engage with family, friends, carers or community services.
Some of the benefits of partaking in regular and meaningful activity include;
Promoting a positive sense of self
Reduced anxiety, depression and stress
Development of skills
Preserving dignity and self-esteem
Maintaining independence and skills.