Greenoak Housing Association Ltd - latest sponsorship

latest sponsorship

Woking Hospices New Build Donation

Woking and Sam Beare Hospice have begun the exciting journey of merging their in-patient and day care services and will be opening their new hospice building in the Spring. Their new hospice will allow their staff to deliver everything patients need and will allow them to dramatically improve their service for the community. The new In-Patient Unit will have 20 purpose built, private, en-suite bedrooms with family accommodation in each room, which means that, for the first time, families will be able to stay with their loved ones as long as they wish. There will be a new Wellbeing Centre where even more patients can receive a wider range of physiotherapies, complementary therapies, specialised bathing facilities and clinical support and advice, as well as benefiting from meeting others.

Greenoak Community Focus have donated £4,000 towards the hospice's Nurses Wishlist Appeal , which has helped to fund the purchase of powered reclining chairs, sofa bed, over bed tables, personal fridges and visitors chairs, and other specialist furnishing for their new state-of-the-art bedrooms to make them the very best they can possibly be for the Hopsice's patients and their families.  

See how the New build is progressing and see how you can help here.

 

 

Spotlight on SMEF

Greenoak Community Focus welcomed Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum's (SMEF) Executive Director, Suzanne Akram and Project Co-ordinator, Krisztina Koch as speakers to their recent Board meeting.  Thier passion and commitment to unity and awareness moved the GCF Members, and a donation of £2,000 was pledged to help the charity continue its fantastic work in the Woking community.  Ms Akram said that "this donation has come at a time when we are battling for a continued presence in Surrey, this will enable us to continue our work with renewed vigour".

SMEF is a community organisation that seeks to serve ethnic minority communities living in Surrey and its surrounding borders.  It provides a neutral space where people of diverse cultures, histories and ethnicities come together to interact, articulate and find solutions to the common economic and social challenges they face living in Britain today. They raise awareness and generate community projects for various services focusing on youth mental health, general health, low education, older people, domestic violence, drug and alcohol dependency, employment and segregated communities.

Visit SMEFs webiste here to find out how you can be involved

Funding Freshstart

Fresh Start is a community initiative which offers skills training to homeless clients whilst also giving something back to the community. The Charity runs community projects designed to support train and integrate homeless and long term unemployed team members by socialising, teaching new skills, and finally getting them back into employment. Fresh Start began by refurbishing disadvantaged family's homes and helping charities with refurbishing their accommodation.

In December 2015 they were awarded a contract by Woking BC and DWP to help the long term unemployed to get back into work through a grounds refurbishment program at Brookwood Cemetery’s 230 acre site. They have since cleared 60 acres and will be continuing the site project for a further 12 months. They have been successful in getting six of their team into full time work.

Mark Richmond, Freshstart Director, visited Greenoak in February to show members the invaluable work the charity was achieving, and was "over the moon" with a donation of £2,000 towards the team.  The money will be spent on a new shelter, as the team work outdoors in all elements for the majority of the day, and for more equiptment to enable new members.

Visit Fresh Starts website here and see what they are doing in the Woking Community