Working in Partnership with Community Services & Projects
Thank you for taking the time to visit Community Action. Over the years we have had the incredible opportunity and privilege to meet many wonderful people whose lives have been affected by various circumstances, often through no fault of their own. It has been our pleasure to work alongside individuals and various community base services and projects seeking to make a difference in areas of need and poverty.
At the time when the goody bags were handed out the students were so pleased to receive them, they have since commented on how nice some of the products were. I think they were just so chuffed to actually receive something just for them and so much too. Each bag wasn’t cheap with the amount of products inside, so they were definitely a hit and a lovely gift to offer when we are aware for some families that even just the basic toiletries can be hard to come by. Please pass on our thanks because things such as this can make such a big difference for a student.
I started volunteering at SHFB four years ago after being a service user. It’s really humbling to be part of the team. I know how frustrating and hard it is to make that first step to ask for help but it’s a great and calm atmosphere to come into for support. Being here has helped me with my confidence because being homeless, which I was at the time, makes you feel vulnerable and stripped of your humanity. Being a part of the team has helped me, our team feels like family because we support each other and can share our ups and downs. The difference this service makes to people is that it gives them hope and place they can feel secure in. Jane. Volunteer.
I had a hear attack out of the blue which lead to me losing my job then a relationship breakup meant I was facing homelessness with nothing. Advocacy in Action helped me with their very good service and was much needed. They listened to me, unpacked my problems and got me into supported housing. Through another organisation, they provided me with food and additional help.