At KCU our aim is to provide services to the local community to help improve lives. We, with the support of funding from the Community Fund at the National Lottery, launched the Dignity in Crisis project which focuses on providing practical support to those who are facing temporary or on-going financial difficulties. We can provide help with essential furniture, household goods and clothes and food. We also help our customers with sign posting to on-going support and advice to address root cause issues that have led to needing more support.
Since April 2016 KCU has offered support through the Inclusive Volunteering Project.
Our team of mentor/befrienders walk alongside their mentees to help them achieve their goals. As trained befrienders they can also help their mentees to connect with services in the local area until they feel more confident to attend meetings.
The inclusive volunteering project aims to:
Help to access support and support networks.
Increase opportunities to help those who engage with the project to reach their full potential, particularly those with more complex needs.
Reduce isolation, increase confidence and improve wellbeing through volunteering, regardless of ability, disability or circumstance
Increase local organisations’ understanding of disability, mental health and wellbeing issues affecting people and the mentoring/befriending approach
If you are supporting someone you feel would that benefit from volunteering plus have a mentor please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01536481989
If you would like to become mentor/befriender please check out our volunteer page for more information.
Through the Dignity in Crisis project we aim to provide services to the local community to help improve their lives. With the support of funding from the Community Fund at the National Lottery, we launched the Dignity in Crisis project to focus on practical support to people facing temporary or ongoing financial difficulties.
We can provide help with:
Emergency Food parcels
Essential furniture package (beds, sofa tables)
Bedding (household goods)
If you are supporting someone you think could be helped, please use the referral form and email it to email@example.com