We have been nominated for a Masonic award grant and it is decided by the number of online votes.
The voting goes live TODAY the 12th June 2017 and is live until the 31st July 2017
It is really easy to vote just click on this link: https://mcf.org.uk/region/cumberland-westmorland/ just click vote on Eden Mencap, add your name & email address and click VOTE
We need you to share this with EVERYONE you know and ask them to vote and then to pass onto their connections and ask them to vote – a chain mail with really purpose.
Ok, so the votes covered – why?
We will definitely receive a £ grant the minimum is £4k the maximum is £25k
We want the £25k why?
We have a brilliant new project to launch, Value4ability, this new project will enable our guys to get handy within our local community. Vulnerable people supporting vulnerable people.
We will kit ourselves out with a multipurpose vehicle so that we are on wheels and can cover a wider area, our new service will focus on meeting the needs of our communities vulnerable people, for example we recently moved a bed from upstairs to downstairs so a lady who has been bed blocking in the Infirmary for 3 weeks could come home - all due to there being no-one to move a bed. There are many elderly and infirm who have very little company, working with other agencies we will have a pop in service, say hello, put the kettle on, tidy up the garden area, first alert if the person is ill. We hope to support family carers – if you are going away for holidays, we’ll pop in and make sure your loved one has enough milk, offer a bit of company, collect a prescription etc, generally being a good neighbour. During the year many people are isolated and housebound due to the weather and inclement conditions, we will be able to offer and helpline and take around emergency supplies, keep in touch and first alert, looking out for our communities most vulnerable.
We want to take pride in our local community too, so if there’s a mess when we pass, we’ll pick it up, if there a bin overflowing we’ll alert the right people. We will be visible and keen to get involved……… the project will develop as we get known – who know where it will lead to!
We love our community and we want to help others, our guys are fit and active and are keen to help others, they build up skills and independence and others benefit from their learning, we have the time and the want to give – a real community service.
Over time and once established we will create a social enterprise where the guys who provide the service will receive payment, real work = £ - that’s we all want isn’t it?
People with learning disabilities have talents and skills, they want a chance to use these to the benefit of their local community – our local community – this grant will kick start this project, one that will continue for many years to come and reach out to many in the community.
We can only make this happen if we get the highest number of votes YOU can help us do this with a few clicks and about a minute of your time – you can help your community – our community just by getting behind us!