Welcome back! Charity hub throws doors open

August 27 2020

A CHARITY that aims to prevent isolation is welcoming the community back to its centre in Kingswood.

Kingsmeadow @MadeForever supports some of the most vulnerable people, specifically individuals and families in need of support around mental health and those on low incomes. Earlier this year it received a grant of £75,000 from the National Lottery to set up a community wellbeing hub during the Covid-19 crisis, providing people with personalised emotional support packages, help with welfare and benefits, regular ‘check-in’ calls, vouchers for essential items and opportunities to join peer support groups during the crisis.

The centre on Fisher Road reopened on July 20, following a deep clean, risk assessments, and the introduction of social distancing measures and procedures to ensure staff, volunteers, and users stay safe. 

The first phase of reopening includes the resuming of activities and services such as the Forever Friends Café, Grow Forever Garden, refurbishment workshop and MadeForever Shop, as well as the personalised support service, volunteer development, food bank vouchers, utility top up support and hygiene items being provided.  It is hoped that wellbeing group activities sessions will restart soon, along with room hire and other activities/services.

To find out more about gardening, attending a workshop or the support service, contact Kingsmeadow @MadeForever by calling 0117 3018739 or emailing: info@kingsmeadowmade4ever.org.uk. You can also visit: kingsmeadowmade4ever.org.uk