Please see our brief report on a recent survey we undertook at Eastleigh Pride. With thanks to the support from Healthwatch Hampshire, here is the report on the Health Care Experience of the LGBTQ+ communities.LGBQT Healthcare Questionnaire
The One Community Blog
Here you will find a range of stories from our staff relating to the effect our services have on local lives, and also on the general topic areas we work in. This differs from the news page which looks at what we are doing internally as One Community, as here we look externally to how we sit within the wider community.
Is this your seat?
We are a friendly, happy and welcoming bunch of people who volunteer at the museum.
Anyone can apply & we like to take on people who are from any age or social group.
We are looking for people who can cover holidays. Also, we are starting to look for someone to do Thursday afternoons.
Just speak to the volunteer centre on 02380 902458
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Queen’s Award Presented to One Community
The Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, Nigel Atkinson, presented the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service to One Community at a reception held at Eastleigh Museum on Monday 17 September.
(Presented here to Prof. Sri Kandiah, Chair of Trustees for One Community.)
If your group is involved in supporting parts of the community, then please look at these grants that may be available to you.
HIWCF FUNDS NOW OPEN!
Tampon Tax Community Fund
The Tampon Tax Community Fund would like to award grants of between £5,000 an £10,000 to support marginalised women and girls, to help them overcome barriers that may prevent them from fulfilling their potential. The fund will support a variety of projects that make a long-term difference to health, well-being, confidence and social/economic activity, as well as addressing equality. Projects may cover supporting women and girls to learn new skills, building confidence to apply for new jobs or to return to the workplace, teaching women how to look after and improve their mental or physical health and live in good health for longer, or connecting women through building social networks to share experiences and offer support to each other. The fund hopes to target those organisations that have been established by women or girls and/or are led by women and girls, and which have been established with the key aim of working with women and girls only. Please apply before 19th October 2018.
For the full criteria please click here: http://www.hiwcf.com/funds/tampon-tax-community/
Businesses Supporting Older People (BSOP) Fund
BSOP would like to award grants of £500 to small community groups or community initiatives that support activities for members aged over 55 years old, such as bowling clubs, coffee mornings, luncheon clubs, trips and projects, so they can reduce isolation and loneliness in the community. The aim is to enable older people to access services and encourage new people to join in and participate in community clubs and activities. Please apply before 12th October 2018.
For the full criteria please go to the HIWCF website: http://www.hiwcf.com/funds/business-supporting-older-people-fund/
Eastleigh Remembers WW1.
On Saturday 15th of September there was something amazing in Eastleigh. We remembered WW1 and the part Eastleigh played 100 years ago.
Due to the sheer volume of casualties, the injured service persons were shipped first to Netley. Because they were full, hundreds were transported North to Eastleigh and the Leigh Park was used as a major clearing hospital.
There were a number of re-enactment groups and several stalls from military groups as well as several from the local community. You could pick up a copy of the Gospel of St John like the ones issued to the troops in the trenches from HOPE Eastleigh. RAF cadets and the British legion amongst them. The music and dancing were very entertaining and drew large crowds.
One Community had a stall and other than the tombola and information about volunteering opportunities, the colouring and dressing up areas were the most visited. Children, parents and others had a go and we had lots of giggling trying on the hats.
Thankyou to our staff, volunteers and those who came along for helping on the day and making it such a success.
NOW EXTENDED TO FRIDAY 21st SEPTEMBER 2018.
Do you think your group deserves a Queens Award, like ours here in One Community?
The closing date 14th September 2018. Now extended to the Friday 21st of September as there have been technical difficulties with their website.
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their communities.
Our Chief Executive, Jean Roberts-Jones and Trustee, Profession Sri Kandiah met the Queen herself to celebrate our award. We formally receive our award on Monday 17th of September 2018.
Next year, it could be YOU!
We have had such an awesome day at the first ever Eastleigh Pride!
Lots of raffle tickets sold for the 40 possible prizes including a holiday, tickets for the pantomime and a spa treatment. The draw is on the 16th of September and we can’t wait to let our lucky winners know what they’ve won.
With some fabulous music, dance performances and glorious RAINBOW colours on a grey September afternoon we at One Community enjoyed being a part of Pride.
Special thanks to our volunteers and staff for their keen selling raffle tickets and sharing our healthcare questionnaire and of course to ALL the people who took part and enjoyed a free lolly.
We are involved in many parts of community service and development so are taking a particular interest in the Eastleigh Bid.
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