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About the Initiative

Food for Thought is a one-day event, based at our West London drop-in centre

Your employees have the chance to meet our service users, share life experiences, and work together to bake biscuits and cakes to be sold in aid of the project.

Food for Thought is great fun, perfect for team- building, builds our service users' cofidence, and helps build bridges between participants.

Let's build better futures, together

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Benefits

The event is aimed at giving our service users a sense of ownership of the project, plus a chance to work alongside professionals, boosting their confidence and improving their employability.

As well as aiding your corporate social responsibility goals, the day will give staff a better understanding of working with different people in the community, help them bond as a team, and improve their leadership and motivational skills. The event also raises vital funds for the project.

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How the Day Works

The day runs from 1pm to 5pm

Introduction to the project, our aims and activities

Meet the service users for a chat over tea and coffee

Participants work with service users to bake biscuits and cakes and package them

We ask participants to sell the cakes to fellow employees/friends/ family members with proceeds being donated to the project

What We Do

Our core service is a friendly facility, located close to Barons Court and West Kensington tube stations, where people who are vulnerable through homelessness or mental health problems can find a safe and welcoming space to socialise

They can also find support and access our other services, including our life skills programme, teaching essen als such as personal development, stress management, computer literacy and cookery

Our Aims

Support people on low incomes who are vulnerable to mental ill health and/or homelessness

Reduce isolation and build up community

Offer opportunities for self development and participation

Provide free or subsidised practical services

Reduce the risk of people becoming homeless

Where our Money Goes

Just £80 provides 4 hours of 1-to-1 support, £480 would fund an 8 week computer course for 6 service users, £1000 would pay the costs for our shower and laundry service for a year for rough sleepers

Costs

We charge for a Food for Thought day per participant, depending on the size of the group. Prices for the event our open to negotiation. Please contact us to discuss