The Ladywood Community project endeavours to improve the lives of people experiencing poverty or financial hardship and help when they have a crisis and beyond and help with the isolation and stress that poverty brings.
Who are The Ladywood Community Project?
Based in the heart of Ladywood, the project has provided vital support to people in crisis for a number of years. They encourage families to feel part of a wider community that can offer friendships, shared leisure and be an active part of their team to address issues that worry them. This is achieved through practical, educational, physical, and financial interventions for those most in need of support. The Ladywood Community Project provides assistance to those who are in a crisis by giving emergency help with gas/electricity, helping with school uniforms, bus fares, nappies and children’s clothes and toys, fresh food, referring to food banks, benefits advice, credit union , letting them use the Centre’s facilities ( Kitchen appliances etc), and listening to them when they are upset, in hardship, depression or anxiety or just in need of someone to talk to.
If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?
Following on from the Pandemic, The Ladywood Community Project has received an enormous amount of requests from support workers to help their families with school uniforms this year, and funding is desperately needed to enable them to offer this service to those in most need. For families whose children are moving into secondary education, the cost of new uniforms can be out of reach. Blazers start from £45 each and often sportswear have logos so a cheap alternative cannot be used. With an award of £2000 from LoveBrum, The Ladywood Community Project would be able to fully kit out 10 children or provide 40 blazers, or 23 sports kits.
Where can people go to find out more about The Ladywood Community Project?
Contact: Gerardine Giblin, Project Coordinator
Tel: 0121 454 8994