Funding Success Stories (Hammersmith & Fulham): Christmas 2020

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friend Jude at Rah Rah Theatre Company   The Rah Rah Theatre Company (RRTC) was awarded the Innovation Fund to deliver a range of performances outside to combat isolation and build connections by singing a collection of feel good Christmas songs in outside locations, such as care home car parks,…

Funding Success Stories (Hammersmith & Fulham): Writing to Exhale

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friend Rasheda at The WILDE Foundation The WILDE Foundation was awarded the Innovation Fund to deliver a six week creative writing project giving women the space to connect and exhale their voices onto the page. It is a unique empowering workshop that affords women the opportunity and a place for…

Wellbeing Blog – Wellbeing Poem

Reflections from John (Criminal Justice Worker) WELL-BEING What is well-being? To put in simple terms, it’s basically being-well. Bear with me a moment as I have a story to tell. Being well is not just compartmental but includes your body as a whole. So, it’s inclusive of your spirit, body and your soul. Your body…

Wellbeing Blog – The Gift of Lockdown

Reflections from Susan (ETE Worker) Due to lockdown my yoga community set up a daily practise at 6.30am to support our wellbeing. I had recently moved home and hadn’t found a new yoga centre yet, so this gave me an instant community in my new area. The fact it was on zoom delivered into my…

Funding Success Stories (Kensington & Chelsea): Lock down cook up

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friend Dahlia at Let’s Get It Right. Dahlia was awarded the Innovation Fund to deliver an on line Hands-on community cooking class aimed at reducing isolation and showing that nutritional cooking can help you lead a healthy lifestyle. It also aimed to teach individuals how to cook on a budget…

Funding Success Stories (Kensington & Chelsea): Empowered Youth

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friend Sana at An-Nisa Community Empowerment. An-Nisa Community Empowerment was awarded the Innovation Fund to work with Local Schools and Youth Centres in delivering weekly mentoring sessions designed to empower young vulnerable males who could be going through difficulty in their lives resulting in their challenging behaviours that lead to…

Funding Success Stories (Hammersmith): Bowling Balls

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friend Maura at Yarrow Housing. Yarrow Housing was awarded the Innovation Fund to facilitate an awareness and education event about Prostate and Testicular cancer for men with learning disabilities. Maura stated that the event was co-produced with individuals with lived experience and this really supported their awareness on how the…

Wellbeing Blog: Onward and Upwards

Reflections from Hendrik (Peer Mentor) It’s the combination of so many little things that I actively pursue to support my recovery and maintain my now 3+ years sobriety from drugs and alcohol.  I have done weekly mindfulness groups online, and managed to cycle 2-3 times a week. And twice a week a walk through the neighbourhood…

Funding Success Stories (Hammersmith): Old Oak Get Together

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friend Lydia at Bubble Squeak Eat CIC The Bubble Squeak Eat (BSE) CIC was awarded the Innovation Fund to provide wellbeing and socialising events that aims to bring the community closer together and ensure less people locally feel lonely and isolated, particularly among elderly residents in the local area. From…