Charlie McCafferty Fundraising and Marketing
The History – Where it all Began <ul><li>Guildford Action started over 30 years ago as a support group for the unemployed ...
The Guildford Action Vision <ul><li>To enhance the lives of individuals & families through their experience of   Guildford...
Guildford Action   Values People Centred    Knowledgeable Respectful Independent Impartial Confidential Neighbourly Positi...
Guildford Action Mission <ul><li>Working with others we will: </li></ul><ul><li>Provide services that are chosen  by hard-...
Guildford Action   Mission <ul><li>Working with others we will: </li></ul><ul><li>Be a good organisation to work for </li>...
Guildford Action ‘Today’ <ul><li>The Guildford Action Drop-in Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Guildford  Action  for Families (GA...
The Drop-in Centre <ul><li>Based at  </li></ul><ul><li>The Community Centre Leapale Lane,  </li></ul><ul><li>Guildford, GU...
<ul><li>Aims to engage and support those with a multitude of issues, which may include </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Housing (Roug...
A Drop-in Centre Visitor <ul><li>Timmy can’t pay his bills on his own. Doesn’t want to speak to anyone on the phone. </li>...
A Drop-in Centre Visitor Ben is 24 and has been sleeping rough for 9 years, after a childhood of abuse, he deserves to laugh
There were 20 people sleeping rough on the streets of Guildford last night
<ul><li>Centre normally open to all from 10.00am till 4.00pm Monday to Friday </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Teas & Coffees’ Monday t...
The Drop-in Centre Those on the streets are vulnerable and at risk. People become institutionalised after 3 weeks  being o...
<ul><li>Provides support on applications with housing, benefits advice and signposting on to specialist agencies for suppo...
<ul><li>A medical centre with doctors and district nurses regularly attend to prescribe and offer medical treatment for th...
Numbers Supported by   Guildford Action   Drop-in   The Drop-in Centre has over 425 different  visitors throughout the year
The Guildford Action   Drop-in Centre team 1x Team Leader 4 x Project Workers 1 x Kitchen Worker 20 x Volunteers
The Guildford  ‘ Soup Kitchen’ <ul><li>The Soup Kitchen runs from January to March annually with some 50 to 60 people turn...
<ul><li>Clothing including shoes, hats and coats </li></ul>What the  guildford Action  Drop-in Centre Needs <ul><li>Donati...
Sponsored Walk May 2009 – Shalford Park Fundraising Events
Guildford Action   for Families (THE GAF) <ul><li>The GAF supports parents/carers who have children under the age of 18, w...
Guildford Action   for Families (THE GAF) Summer Trips with the GAF help isolated families venture out and takes them away...
Guildford Action   for Families (THE GAF) Christmas is a very important time and for those who have very little can be an ...
<ul><li>A Balloon Release at The GAF 10 th  Birthday Party </li></ul><ul><li>Fun activities in a safe environment </li></u...
<ul><li>The Family Support workers work in the different areas and run Drop-in Sessions within these areas to reintegrate ...
<ul><li>Self referral are encouraged but the GAF also takes referrals from: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social services </li></u...
<ul><li>Family breakdowns </li></ul><ul><li>Domestic abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Parenting Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Housing is...
<ul><li>Courses are run such as parenting skills, numeracy & literacy, healthy eating, menu planning etc. </li></ul><ul><l...
‘ Parenting Course’ GAF
<ul><li>Advocacy with Social Services involving those with children at risk of ‘care proceedings’ </li></ul><ul><li>Advoca...
<ul><li>The GAF supported last year 436 adults and 408 children </li></ul><ul><li>Numbers increase during economic downtur...
What the GAF Needs   <ul><li>Computer games etc </li></ul><ul><li>Children's’ clothes </li></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul><u...
The GAF Staff Team 1x Family Support Team Leader 3 x Family Support Workers
Other Guildford Action   Activities <ul><li>ADMINISTRATION </li></ul><ul><li>FUNDRAISING </li></ul><ul><li>MARKETING </li>...
Numbers supported by   Guildford Action   over a year Over  1500   people helped in one year Total engaged with   Guildfor...
Guildford Action   Get in touch...and Thank you [email_address]
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Guildford Action Presentation

  1. 1. Charlie McCafferty Fundraising and Marketing
  2. 2. The History – Where it all Began <ul><li>Guildford Action started over 30 years ago as a support group for the unemployed in the recession of the early ‘Eighties’. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Guildford Action Vision <ul><li>To enhance the lives of individuals & families through their experience of Guildford Action </li></ul>
  4. 4. Guildford Action Values People Centred   Knowledgeable Respectful Independent Impartial Confidential Neighbourly Positive Practical
  5. 5. Guildford Action Mission <ul><li>Working with others we will: </li></ul><ul><li>Provide services that are chosen by hard-to-reach and disadvantaged individuals and families for support and activities </li></ul><ul><li>Work in partnership with public bodies, voluntary and other charitable organisations in Guildford to achieve shared goals for the benefit of the disadvantaged </li></ul>
  6. 6. Guildford Action Mission <ul><li>Working with others we will: </li></ul><ul><li>Be a good organisation to work for </li></ul><ul><li>Work for the benefit of the whole community </li></ul>
  7. 7. Guildford Action ‘Today’ <ul><li>The Guildford Action Drop-in Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Guildford Action for Families (GAF) </li></ul>Over 30 years the charity has expanded its services to meet the needs of those who are most vulnerable and at risk within our communities
  8. 8. The Drop-in Centre <ul><li>Based at </li></ul><ul><li>The Community Centre Leapale Lane, </li></ul><ul><li>Guildford, GU1 4LY </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Aims to engage and support those with a multitude of issues, which may include </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Housing (Rough Sleepers & Sofa Surfers) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Debt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationship Breakdown </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mental Health Challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Isolation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poverty (low incomes & Benefits) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effects of Crime (victim or perpetrator) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Substance Misuse </li></ul></ul>Who the Guildford Action Drop-in Centre Supports
  10. 10. A Drop-in Centre Visitor <ul><li>Timmy can’t pay his bills on his own. Doesn’t want to speak to anyone on the phone. </li></ul><ul><li>He feels safe at the Drop-in Centre. </li></ul><ul><li>Timmy was lonely. </li></ul><ul><li>Timmy was on the street. </li></ul>
  11. 11. A Drop-in Centre Visitor Ben is 24 and has been sleeping rough for 9 years, after a childhood of abuse, he deserves to laugh
  12. 12. There were 20 people sleeping rough on the streets of Guildford last night
  13. 13. <ul><li>Centre normally open to all from 10.00am till 4.00pm Monday to Friday </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Teas & Coffees’ Monday to Friday 8.00am till 9.30am outside St Saviours for those who have left the night hostel or slept rough </li></ul>How the Guildford Action Drop-in Centre Supports
  14. 14. The Drop-in Centre Those on the streets are vulnerable and at risk. People become institutionalised after 3 weeks being outside.
  15. 15. <ul><li>Provides support on applications with housing, benefits advice and signposting on to specialist agencies for support </li></ul><ul><li>Free showers and clothing available to those who have slept rough or in need </li></ul>How the guildford Action Drop-in Centre Supports
  16. 16. <ul><li>A medical centre with doctors and district nurses regularly attend to prescribe and offer medical treatment for those who find it hard to access a GP for whatever reason. </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable food at breakfast and lunch with hot refreshments throughout the day </li></ul>Who the Drop-in Centre Supports
  17. 17. Numbers Supported by Guildford Action Drop-in The Drop-in Centre has over 425 different visitors throughout the year
  18. 18. The Guildford Action Drop-in Centre team 1x Team Leader 4 x Project Workers 1 x Kitchen Worker 20 x Volunteers
  19. 19. The Guildford ‘ Soup Kitchen’ <ul><li>The Soup Kitchen runs from January to March annually with some 50 to 60 people turning up to one session for hot meals and drinks. </li></ul><ul><li>It alternates from the Drop-in Centre to Number Five every Saturday from 1.00pm till 5.00pm. </li></ul><ul><li>Guildford Action staff are present with volunteers, this year we were helped by volunteers from The Soroptimists and Barlow Robbins LLP. </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Clothing including shoes, hats and coats </li></ul>What the guildford Action Drop-in Centre Needs <ul><li>Donations of dry & tinned food, household items </li></ul><ul><li>Financial contributions to cover a variety of things disposable gloves, condoms, sanitary items </li></ul><ul><li>Sleeping bags </li></ul><ul><li>Thermos flasks </li></ul>
  21. 21. Sponsored Walk May 2009 – Shalford Park Fundraising Events
  22. 22. Guildford Action for Families (THE GAF) <ul><li>The GAF supports parents/carers who have children under the age of 18, who need support </li></ul>
  23. 23. Guildford Action for Families (THE GAF) Summer Trips with the GAF help isolated families venture out and takes them away from their issues they are facing.
  24. 24. Guildford Action for Families (THE GAF) Christmas is a very important time and for those who have very little can be an overwhelming one!
  25. 25. <ul><li>A Balloon Release at The GAF 10 th Birthday Party </li></ul><ul><li>Fun activities in a safe environment </li></ul>Guildford Action for Families (THE GAF)
  26. 26. <ul><li>The Family Support workers work in the different areas and run Drop-in Sessions within these areas to reintegrate families back into the communities they have become marginalised from. </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach at all other times to Parents/ Carers homes to those who are isolated. We cover Guildford Borough as well as some areas of Waverley. </li></ul>Guildford Action for Families (THE GAF)
  27. 27. <ul><li>Self referral are encouraged but the GAF also takes referrals from: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GPs & Health Visitors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Churches and parishioners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul></ul>The GAF Gives Support from?
  28. 28. <ul><li>Family breakdowns </li></ul><ul><li>Domestic abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Parenting Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Housing issues such as arrears, homechoice etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Children who have children </li></ul><ul><li>Substance misuse </li></ul>GAF Issues
  29. 29. <ul><li>Courses are run such as parenting skills, numeracy & literacy, healthy eating, menu planning etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Advice on parenting, benefits, debt and housing. </li></ul><ul><li>The signposting of parents to specialist agencies for specific issues. </li></ul>GAF Support
  30. 30. ‘ Parenting Course’ GAF
  31. 31. <ul><li>Advocacy with Social Services involving those with children at risk of ‘care proceedings’ </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy in court proceedings </li></ul><ul><li>Arranging day trips to facilitate family unit bonding </li></ul>GAF Support
  32. 32. <ul><li>The GAF supported last year 436 adults and 408 children </li></ul><ul><li>Numbers increase during economic downturn as relationship breakdown, debt, housing, mental health issues all increase </li></ul>Numbers Supported by GAF
  33. 33. What the GAF Needs <ul><li>Computer games etc </li></ul><ul><li>Children's’ clothes </li></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Pushchairs, cots, baby equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Financial contributions for out of school activities </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers, crèche workers </li></ul>
  34. 34. The GAF Staff Team 1x Family Support Team Leader 3 x Family Support Workers
  35. 35. Other Guildford Action Activities <ul><li>ADMINISTRATION </li></ul><ul><li>FUNDRAISING </li></ul><ul><li>MARKETING </li></ul><ul><li>DEVELOPMENT </li></ul>Have you the skills or resources to help in any of these areas?
  36. 36. Numbers supported by Guildford Action over a year Over 1500 people helped in one year Total engaged with Guildford Action ?
  37. 37. Guildford Action Get in touch...and Thank you [email_address]

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