We wish all our; customers, staff, volunteers and the communities of Eastleigh and Fareham we serve, a very happy new year!
Looking back over 2019, we have done so much! Looking back to Shop Mobility collecting their service award from the mayor of Eastleigh, fast forward to moving to our temporary premises at 75 Leigh Road.
We have all worked hard to improve the lot of people in Fareham and Eastleigh through our community project support, volunteering, Eastleigh museum’s and Fareham’s shop outreach and Young Carers groups. Our transport appeal for funding for a new bus is almost at the point of being able to get one on the road and the day activity services are a fun and welcoming place to be.
Wishing all of you a very happy new year!
From all of us at One Community.
The festive season is nearly with us and our Day Service teams have been planning plenty of opportunities for fun!
All of these pictures were taken at our central day activity centre.
There was plenty of music, singing and dancing and a wonderful treat when the children from local school, The Crescent came along to sing.
We have got some beautiful cards made too!
If you would like to do something different with your time, you could volunteer to help in the day service. If you would like more details or to chat through how we’d support, encourage and equip you to do it. Ring Julia on 02380902457
If you know someone who has got some memory loss and would benefit from coming to do a range of activities, have a good hot meal and meet new friends, please get in touch.
Ring Hayley Malcolm on 02380902400
We would love to hear from you?
Monday 16th till Friday 20th of December.
Come to Fareham Shopping Centre and get your gifts wrapped for donation to One Community.
Also, you can donate a gift to a senior citizen of Fareham with Home Instead’s ‘Be a Santa for a Senior’ campaign.
We are going to be outside Claire’s accessories in the Shopping Centre from 10-3.
GIVE THE GIFT OF TIME!
Pledge to volunteer in 2020 in someone else’s name for 50, 100 or 250 hours. Yes
- 50 hours could equal one hour a week visiting a lonely person, or fundraising for a minibus.
- 100 hours could equal driving for a local group, or providing IT or admin support.
- 250 hours could equal volunteering in a museum, hospital or charity shop.
We can help you to find the right role for you and produce a personalised gift certificate and letter for you to give to the recipient of your gift. Perfect for Christmas, birthday or thank you gifts.
Auntie Doris might get lots of visitors, but she might be thrilled to know you are visiting older people who don’t see anyone, and that you are doing it as a gift to her.
Find out more about how to make a pledge by contacting us on 023 8090 2457 or emailing us firstname.lastname@example.org
Where else would you see a Christmas tree entirely made of spectacles or – socks – than Eastleigh Museum’s Upcycled Christmas Tree Festival! This is One Community’s third annual Community Christmas Tree Festival at the museum and this year the theme is upcycling, to focus on environmental concerns and the re-purposing of what might otherwise be discarded.
Local voluntary and community groups have let their imaginations run riot – and we can guarantee that you won’t have seen as many milk bottle tops used in an art installation – ever!
The trees are in turn quirky, clever and beautiful, and viewed together are stunning, and each gives a message about the work done by each of the organisations represented.
Admission is free and the exhibition runs from 23 November to 4 January in Eastleigh Museum’s temporary exhibition gallery.
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Last week our LifeLine department got a call from the son of one of our clients. He thanked us warmly for the service that we had provided for his Mum who was in her 90’s.
On the day she passed away she had activated her pendant after becoming ill and falling, the ambulance service arrived and were able to gain entry via the key safe. Her son arrived and was able to talk to her and follow the ambulance to the hospital.
She knew he was there and he is so grateful that she had the LifeLine service as otherwise she may not have been found until the next day. Sadly, she passed away not long after arriving at the hospital.
We were all sad to hear this news, but pleased she had a Lifeline that summonsed help for her.
We all send our condolences to the family at this time of loss.
Halloween has arrived at our Day Activity Services so we have made some skeletons! If you know someone would would like some company& things to do come and try a day for FREE (small cost for transport and lunch) contact Hayley at email@example.com 02380902400
Come and see Jenny, our PCSO and take a moment to tell us about Hate Crime Eastleigh Museum or at our Fareham one community shop near B&m
Hate Crime Awareness Week Event at Eastleigh Museum
It’s National Hate Crime Awareness Week 12-19 October and at Eastleigh Museum, Naomi from One Community, Hampshire Police and Chrysalis will be on hand to offer support and advice from 10am-2pm on Saturday and 10am-3pm Monday to Friday. There will be free activities. A confidential 1-2-1 room is available. Eastleigh Museum is a third party hate crime reporting centre, where people can seek support if they have been targeted because of their race, disability, religion, gender identity or sexual orientation. Phone 023 8064 1202 for further information.