The Goodlife Centre is an independent learning space situated near Tate Modern, Central London. They offer practical boutique workshops in DIY, Home Maintenance, Decorating, Upholstery, Woodwork & Carpentry, Furniture Upcycling & Restoration and various traditional hand Crafts.
Their large studio space is the ideal environment for their fast paced workshops. They offer classes all year to absolute beginners so no more excuses and no need to wait till ‘term time’. New classes added regularly.
Bookings are now being taken for workshops in carpentry and woodwork, DIY and home maintenance, furniture and restoration, home interiors, sewing, traditional crafts and upholstery.
Henshaws is a northern charity supporting people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to go beyond expectations.
They believe that, wherever they are, everyone has the right to an independent and fulfilling life. Their support, advice and training enables people and their families build skills, develop confidence, help each other and look forward to a more positive future.
They work at the heart of the community - creating long-lasting and real change through education, community support, and enterprise. But they can't do this without your help, find out how your support for Henshaws could make a real difference by visiting their website.
April is National Pet Month which aims to raise awareness of responsible pet ownership through educational campaigns and celebrate the benefits of our pets and encourage fundraising for the nation’s needy pets.
Here at CommunitySpaceBook we support pets as well as humans as we know the great joy they can bring. So today we are celebrating some of our groups who support people bysupporting their pets.
The Cinnamon Trust is the only specialist national charity which seeks to relieve the anxieties, problems, and sometimes injustices, faced by elderly and terminally ill people and their pets, thereby saving a great deal of human sadness and animal suffering.
The Trust’s primary objective is to respect and preserve the treasured relationship between owners and their pets. To this end it works in partnership with owners to overcome any difficulties that might arise. A national network of over 15,000 community service volunteers has been established to provide practical help when any aspect of day to day care poses a problem - for example, walking the dog for a housebound owner.
A national fostering service is provided for pets whose owners face a spell in hospital - volunteers take pets into their own homes and supply love and care in abundance until owner and pet can be reunited.
The Cinnamon Trust also provides long term care for pets whose owners have died or moved to residential accommodation which will not accept pets. Arrangements are made between owners and the Trust well in advance, so owners do have peace of mind in the knowledge that their beloved companion will have a safe and happy future. Emergency cards are available on request.
When a pet is in the Trust’s care either short term or long term because the owner is in care, the owner is kept in touch with visits, if possible, or regular photos and letters.
Dog walkers and short term fosterers are always needed, just join up as a volunteer to help.
Men's Shed Petworth meet once a week in their large accessible shed and provide a chance for local men to be able to meet together and make rural crafts such as birdhouses, bughouses, bat boxes and other items.
- All men are welcome
- No experience necessary
- All tools and materials provided
- All activities are guided and supported by the coordinator
Running since February 2011 they were the first shed to start up in West Sussex.
Studio Upstairs are an are an arts and health charity with branches in Bristol and London. Their vision is for a world in which everyone can transform their life through creative community.
They provide positive, life-changing interventions for people with mental or emotional difficulties within an artistic therapeutic community. They will support you to enhance your well-being and health, reinforce and recharge your creativity and achieve your own goals.
Whether a Studio Member, Volunteer, Team Member, Associate Member or Workshop Participant you will both benefit from and contribute to a shared creative and therapeutic endeavour.
Creative Hands Foundation is a charity which aims to educate young people and adults in creative arts and music skills for posterity and social economic benefits thus enabling them to achieve their full potential.
They aim to:
Increase arts and crafts activities for young people, adults and families
Reduce the number of isolated young people, adults and families
Improve young people and adults skills
Improve well-being of young people and adults
Raise aspirations and increase young people and adults achievements
They provide accredited courses, cultural arts and crafts workshops and volunteering for young people and adults aiming to start their own creative arts business.
ALL FM 96.9 is a community radio station broadcasting to south, central and east Manchester and is one of the longest running community radio stations in the UK.
The output is almost entirely volunteer led with just a small team of staff running the studios and managing community projects.
Broadcasting 24 hours a day, ALL FM delivers varied and distinctive community radio for all listeners, with content including debates, discussions, live bands, comedy, plays, community news and programming in a variety of languages.
With areas of volunteering including presenting, operations and marketing, there are ways for everyone to get involved.
Sound Bites is an independent ethical wholefood shop and not-for-profit workers co-op, specialising in a wide range of vegetarian, vegan foods and free from foods – many of which are Fairtrade and/or organic.
They began in 2005 to increase availability of ethical food and support positive social change in our local community.
Visit them at their shop in Derby or at their onlineshop to buy:
- Fresh seasonal organic fruit and vegetables
- Tonnes of alternatives to meat and dairy
- Cruelty free bodycare
- Eco-friendly household and cleaning
- Organic staples: flakes, grains, nuts, fruits and seeds
- Free from products – gluten, wheat, dairy, sugar
- Seasonal and holiday giftwares
- Snacks and treats
- Juices and drinks of all kinds
Sound Bites is more than just a shop! You can find out more about their aims and motivations on their website, but here are some of the things they do:
Offer an organic veg box home delivery scheme.
The Sound Bites Social Change library is now hosted by Yaffle Cafe above the shop. It’s been created to inform, engage and inspire.
The Nibbler is Sound Bites’ quarterly newsletter and contains updates on our progress, information about local groups and events, and articles on wider issues relating to food and sustainability.
Room for Hire While the cafe is not in use the room is available to hire for very reasonable rates, for small meetings.
Wow! So after all the awful weather the country's been having, the change this week to some more spring like weather is very welcome. All around I see spring bulbs growing and starting to flower with the snowdrops and crocuses winning the race so far.
We are also enjoying longer days and this weekend the clocks go forward so we can start to enjoy lighter evenings too.