Streatham Youth and Community Trust has been shortlisted for the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014 in Streatham.
By encouraging the public to vote Streatham Youth and Community Trust has the chance to be awarded a grant of up to £3,000 from Lloyds Bank to enable it to continue to work with children, young people and their families.
Voting runs . This grant would go towards its adult support group.
The Trust has asked for the local community to get behind their bid - through Twitter, website, e-zines etc and also of course voting for them!
The vote is now open and runs until 10 October 2014. To voteTweet #COMMFUND TMF or visit this page: https://lly-cf.co.uk/TMF
In addition to work with children and young people, it also runs an adult support group called Just Like Us. The group provides a place of respite for people with heavy responsibilities. Many have caring duties which means it is difficult to get out of the house or take part in social activities leaving hem isolated and without friendship networks. They are financially disadvantaged because caring can leave them unable to work or can disrupt career plans. They can express feelings of depression, poor health, despair and worry about finance. They feel unable to cope with life's issues because of poor mental health.
The group meets for three hours once a week to take part in a planned programme of activities. These include pottery, cooking, exercise, sewing and outings. We also provide advice and referrals to other support agencies. It is one of the few respite drop-in groups in the area. Members have described the group as a refuge or oasis. It is a space where they can have time for themselves.