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.
On Sunday 13th October from 10-2 there is a showcase happening at Ferneham Hall.
There’s lots of stalls, information. community groups, music, food and games.
Really fantastic celebration of our community, fun, informative and FREE!
We are very grateful to the Chandlers Ford Chameleon Theatre Company, based at Ritchie Hall, who have donated the proceeds of their raffles this year, £1,042, to the One Community mini bus fund. Pictured above are Chair of One Community Adrian Hughes and Roger Hester of the Chameleons.
Adrian said: “The work of One Community in providing services to combat loneliness and isolation is vital. We are grateful to the Chameleon Theatre in Chandlers Ford for the donation. The gift will be added to our mini bus replacement fund allowing us to continue to provide a vital service.”
There are lots of friends at our Day Activity Centres. One of the wonderful things about coming regularly and taking part in our activities, sharing some excellent food is that you get to know each other.
If you are wondering how to support a; friend, neighbour or relative who has some memory loss, has a disability or is older and at risk of feeling lonely, there are some things we offer. We are a local charity who’s passion is to improve people’s lives and opportunities in our communities.
One thing we run are several Day Activity Service’s where you can be transported in an adapted and escorted bus to a friendly Day Activity Service. You stay and join in as much as you wish, enjoy lunch, do some different activities or just read your book if you choose. Tea and other drinks are supplied and if you need a hand, we are there. Then the bus arrives and takes you home. Door to door service with lots of smiles.
If you want to give it a try without making an immediate, longer term commitment, you are very welcome to come for a FREE trial day. There is a small cost for lunch and transport. It is easy to book. Ring Hayley in the Options department 023 8090 2400 email firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a support worker service where you have a fully checked support person come and take you out. Help with things at home and have a regular time. This is a service for older people but also we support younger people with a tang of disabilities. We also have a care and respite service and can help with hoarding issues too. For this service please contact Hayley in the Options department. Email email@example.com ring 023 8090 2400
Are you looking for some new friends? Just moved to the area? Recently retired or just find yourself at a loose end? You could come and volunteer with us. We know you can make a lot of friends, feel valued and add a massive amount to the lives of those we support. Even if you give two hours every other week we would be glad of your help. Here are some amazing youth volunteers collecting their well deserved awards for volunteering.
We want to introduce you to the new and exciting service called ‘Back to the Future’ which means having a regular visit, chat about things and pass time together. If you are interested to know more about this new service, please speak to Jean Roberts-Jones telephone 023 8090 2400 email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are on your own and vulnerable, or know someone who is- we provide an excellent service called LifeLine. This is an emergency call alarm system with help at hand. Lifelines are put into your home for you and you can have a neck pendant or wrist button. Also, we have a wrist band scheme which is for people who may get lost or become unable to communicate due to illness or sudden change in their condition. Email email@example.com ring 023 8090 2400.
Here at One Community, we support the whole community including those in the group if people identifying as LGBQT.
Recently, we had an email congratulating us on our positive outlook towards LGBQT people.
They send a link which we are sharing with you to improve the chances of businesses engaging better with the LGBQT community and developing a good positive customer basis.
We can hardly believe it either but WOW our very own ‘walking dead’ walkers have raised over a £1000!
Just such an amazing physical achievement and such a great Young Carers project to support.
Please see the poster below for all the details.
Sponsored walking might not be your thing but perhaps you might like to try a pudding night at your WI or men’s group, perhaps a Zumba challenge at the gym or a sponsored tech famine at youth group? Short on ideas? We have lots!
Just email Jean at firstname.lastname@example.org 023 8090 2400
You can make a donation really easily to One Community. Including on line, in person or via text.
During August there are several events happening in Fareham’s One Community shop and the local area. Local area events are in italics, all other events are at the Fareham Shop.
If you are interested in coming along to any of these events, looking to volunteer, get some volunteers and or set up and keep a community group going- please do come on in! We are open Monday to Friday from 10-4.
August 1st- Highlands Hub 10-2 and Open Sight 10-2
August 2nd- Fareham Area Disability Forum 1-3
August 5th- Homestart 10-12 and Disabled peoples voice 1-3
August 6th- Quit4life 11-1
August 7th- Job Centre 10-2 and Community Knitters 11-1
August 9th- Stubbington Library 10-12
August 12th- Fareham Library 10-12
August 14th- Portchester Library 10-12 and Community Knitters 11-1
August 19th- Disabled People’s Voice 1-3
August 21st- Community Knitters
August 23rd- Richmond Fellowship 10-12
August 26th- CLOSED
August 28th- Broadlaw Community Centre 10-12 and Community Knitters 11-1 and Osteoporosis and Arthritis Advice and support 1-3
On Saturday 27 July, the brilliant Riverside Concert Band, which is based in Bishopstoke, put on a concert at the Bandstand in Eastleigh Recreation Ground from 12-2pm. The afternoon turned out hot and sunny after a drizzly start, and many a passer-by and shopper stopped to listen awhile. The programme ranged through film and show tunes to classic pop.
The idea was to raise funds for One Community, so a couple of us had collection buckets. We lost count of the compliments, both about the band and One Community, so it was a very pleasant couple of hours listening to some talented musicians – and we raised some money too!
Guest writer, information, volunteering and community sector advisor and all round fabulous regular radio101 community hour presenter, Naomi Stock, writes:
Tuesday’s radio show – on the Community Hour at Unity 101 radio, Naomi from One Community interviewed Andi Maratos, the CEO of Chrysalis. Chrysalis is a charity supporting transgender and questioning people, their families and close friends.
We found out who their famous patron is and how they have supported Chrysalis, how many cats Andi had at one stage, plus some case study work involving the charity’s work. To listen to the show, here is the link:
Join One Community interviewing live a community group every Tuesday after the news at 3pm.
Pictured, is Andi Maratos.
I’d like to invite you to the performance of the Lullaby Project.
Produced in partnership with The Asian Welfare and Cultural Association, Hampshire Cultural Trust and The Point, and inspired by Manasamitra, an artist-led company from West Yorkshire presents a contemporary musical exploration inspired by songs Indian women sing to their babies whilst working in the fields.
Lullaby – Sonic Cradle combines live music with a soundscape linked to a visual display that ‘dances’ to the changing rhythms, pitches and volume of the performance.
This has been proved to be having a positive impact on people who are living with dementia, mental health issues and contributing to general well being.
The performance is on the 6th August, at The Point Studio Theatre. 7.30 pm.
Fully accessible venue.
It is a free entry, but places will have to be booked, via the Point Box Office.
Box Office: 0230806502333
Seating capacity: 50 (unreserved)
Please book asap, what promises to be a great experience.