The Forum is pleased to share some news from Brixton and Norwood Foodbank, including a new intiative to encourage Foodbank users to book a 'call back' from a volunteer, to take the place of face-to-face chat which has been limited in the last few months.
Volunteering & Community
Local charity, the Empathy Museum, are seeking nominations for a new project celebrating local heroes in the Brixton and Herne Hill area.
Has a shopkeeper, bus driver, neighbour or friend helped you during lockdown? Is there something practical or essential they did for you, or just a small act of kindness?
JOM Junior Open Mic, a local community music group, is on the lookout for anyone with experience in the back-end of online broadcasting to lend some time helping to improve the audio and visual quality of performances during JOM Junior Open Mic Live Online Sessions. The show broadcasts once every 3 weeks and is designed as an event for young London performers – both new and seasoned.
If you've ever wondered what you have to do to help resettle a #refugee family from Syria, Iraq or elsewhere, come along to this event from @hhwr_ tomorrow on Zoom as part of #refugeeweek https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/community-sponsorship-what-is-it-and-how-..
Since the lockdown in March commenced, Max Roach One O' Clock Club - LCC have delivered, 4815 happy lunches, to 140 children, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Next week, High Trees Community Development Trust have a fantastic crowdfunding opportunity, which will be matched by the Big Give/Childhood Trust - to support their Remote Service for young people providing activity packs and laptops to families in need.
The Platform Café in Loughborough Junction is crowdfunding to offer outreach and healthy meals to locals in need during the Coronavirus crisis.
We are currently in the process of restructuring our community (district) nursing service, and as part of this we are looking for new office bases in community settings to allow nurses to be closer to their patients and to build up networks within local neighbourhoods.