We have projects in operation in Liverpool, that are staffed by our volunteer team.
Breakfast Kitchen Project (BREKI)
BREKI runs a mobile breakfast kitchen and a household distribution service twice a week mainly on Thursdays at the following locations:
Greenbank Court, L17
Birley Court, Percy Street
Seiont House, Off Park Rd, L8
Ullet Road L17
We want to meet the needs and requirements of people beyond food with our project by also offering clothes, toiletries, books, toys and household items. We are proud to be able to support people who have needs and requirements beyond a hot meal.
BREKI is focused on reducing social isolation and increasing social interaction by providing nourishment and networking opportunities to people from all walks of life, including refugees and asylum seekers, who reside in initial accommodation in the city, people living in hostels and on the street.
JUDE offers drop-in English Lessons every Wednesday and Thursday, from 1-3pm.
We provide stand-alone sessions on practical topics relating to daily life in the UK. We want to ensure there are no barriers for our learners, so attendance is flexible for all participants with no waiting lists or other pre-attendance requirements.
Our aim is to help people feel confident and comfortable when engaging with others and managing their day to day affairs. We also want to help build insight and understanding of local culture, customs and practices, that will enhance their sense of belonging and connection to their new community.
Classes will be at The Florrie each Wednesday and Thursday 1-3pm from Wednesday 15th January 2020.
Meals for Elders On Wheels (MEOW)
MEOW ran weekly coffee mornings for the elderly on Friday mornings in the Cafe at The Florrie (The Florence Institute), and was open to any elders/retirees in Liverpool. The aim of the coffee mornings was to alleviate loneliness and isolation that many elderly people experience. We had cereal, toast, jam, biscuits, cereal bars as well as tea and coffee for people to choose from and enjoy.
Pets and Arts Therapy (PEAR)
PEAR ran an Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) programme on Wednesday afternoons, in partnership with Park Palace Ponies, offering local disadvantaged children aged 4-12 years with the opportunity to spend time with, learn about, groom, and ride the ponies. We believe this programme can have a positive impact on the local community and will provide these children with positivity, connection and joy. For more information please click this link: AAT sponsorship cover letter (website)
Donate to our Crowdfunder until 13 February 2019 here: https://goto.gg/36080
or donate by filling in this AAT sponsorship form and emailing it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pipeline Projects and Initatives
We have a number of projects and Initiatives that we are looking to establish in the next 3-12 months.
We want to add indoor and outdoor activities to our current BREKI project, including a befriending club, skills and employment workshops, new arrivals induction programme and a community integration scheme.
COMB (Community Building)
This will offer local communities opportunities to develop and manage building and landscaping projects, all focused on making best use of open spaces and empty buildings.
We want to work with local people and DIY businesses to take forward ideas that will improve the look of our local neighbourhoods. In doing so we want to foster a sense of ownership and belonging, as well as facilitate participation in community collaboration group work for local people.
The COMB project will also promote better use of open and shared spaces and empty/derelict buildings; and the principles of local regeneration, community collaboration and social integrity.
YODA (Youth Development Alliance)
We will be starting music (including DJ’ing) and dance workshops that will allow young people to acquire new skills, socialise and network. We also aim to offer mentoring, coaching and support for young people with enterprising ideas for new business or community projects