"Social Value is a term that seeks to capture an ethos and value base that promotes respect, collaboration and collective endeavour towards securing well-being outcomes for individuals and communities".
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic applicants were asked to demonstrate how their initiative will adapt to comply with social distancing requirements.
Providing digital support to isolated people, supporting young people to volunteer in the Caersws, Llanidloes and Newtown areas
December 2020 News: Social Value Funded intergenerational project to help Crickhowell Care Home Residents feel less isolated
Thanks to the Social Value Moving Forward Fund, The Game Change Project has been able to recruit and train a group of sixth form students from Crickhowell high school to be “digital heroes”.
They will now be on hand to assist older people with technology!
They will be linking with two local care homes, Greenhill and Oaklands to deliver some interactive video calls with the elderly residents.
Many of the residents suffer from dementia and it is hoped that chatting to the young people about their lives and sharing photographs will take them on a trip down memory lane as well as giving the young people an insight into the things that can help older people feel less isolated.
Looking ahead to when restrictions are eased, the students are also hoping to run some face to face support to help older people in the community get to grips with technology and using the internet.
To supply and redistribute fresh food, vegetables to vulnerable people in Powys via food banks and other enterprises to avoid waste.
Distribution of cooked and chilled meals in North Powys.
Volunteers from the Rotary Passport Scheme recently transported seven young people from The Game Change Project base, just outside Caersws to the Red Kite Cafe at Clywedog, Llanidloes.
After working hard to clear an overgrown area outside Caffi Clywedog the young volunteers were treated to a hearty lunch, followed by an outdoor landscape art workshop with a local artist.
The day was hosted by an organisation called Radiate Arts who specialise is bringing art to those who would not normally give it a go. Members of Passport Rotary Powys have also been sharing their skills and knowledge with young people at The Game Change project by acting as mentors.
More information about the Game Change Project can be found on their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thegamechangeproject/
More information can be found about Rotary Passport can be found here https://rotarypassport.org.uk
Covid-19 training sessions for volunteers in readiness for re-opening the Community Centre
Set up a network of breastfeeding peer supporters throughout Powys and to set up on-line social groups to support breastfeeding mothers.
To provide sessions that promote physical and mental well being sessions in the Machynlleth area
To provide complimentary therapies to improve and support well being in a safe environment
To provide on line felting workshops aimed at vulnerable and shielding people to help reduce isolation and loneliness
To provide artist workshops to vulnerable people in North Powys to help reduce social isolation.
To set up a co-operative to provide domestic services in the Brecon area
Reducing Social isolation in the Newtown area through the delivery supported bicycle workshop repair activities to enable intergenerational mixing and skill exchanges.
Adaption of premises to comply with social distancing to continue to deliver a service to vulnerable adults
Provision of a shopping bus to collect and deliver shopping to isolated people in Llanwrtyd and surrounding villages.
Set up a Powys based service to provide direct support to children and young people and their families in Powys living with complex healthcare and palliative care needs
Setting up a digital Arts and Crafts and Heritage activities . Digital skills training sessions and outdoor activity to promote fitness and mental well being
Training of volunteers to expand community transport in the Newtown area
To recruit and train volunteers to cope with the increasing demand on the service caused by the impact of COVID-19