GREGGS (Gifting Relief, Education & Goodwill in Gentle Settings)
Project Category: Community Interest Company
NEESIE is a grassroots organisation providing a platform for Single Mothers and their children to grow independently and better their lives. We facilitate prosperity through our dedicated support mechanisms and extensive partnership working with local communities, school and public and private sector organisations. NEESIE connects with individual from a broad spectrum of society and from diverse backgrounds. In order to fulfil our objectives, we look towards developing innovative and creative interventions that will have long term sustainable impacts. NEESIEs’ ultimate aim is to build capacity among single mothers to ensure their full and active participation in society. This is done through Reassurance of understandings and empathy of situations; Development through tailored interventions; and Progress within society, moving towards active engagement, social integration and participation. We have the means, ambition and enthusiasm to provide strong foundations that encourage resilient communities.
In order to empower this group of vulnerable women and girls, it is important to equip them with the skills necessary to make a positive impact to other vulnerable communities around them. The Navigators have devised a detailed plan of action to meet with two care homes for the elderly within the Bradford District and create an open peaceful pod in the grounds of each premises for the users to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Their aim is to use the knowledge they have of technology (ipads/phones) to teach the elderly about these gadgets and how they can help keep them connected with the outside world even from their comfort of their armchair. The group will meet monthly with the residents of both care homes monthly and build a safe space for them to relax and learn and form friendships and understanding of people from different backgrounds.
Having suffered at the hands of abusive partners/husbands/fathers, they become isolated to the loss of self confidence and access to mainstream support. So much more needs to be done to help them overcome anxiety, stress and depression. With our recently established Neesie Navigators Programme we encourage a group of vulnerable young girls and their mothers to experience extracurricular outdoor activities which has been lost due to technology. Impacting upon poor communication, obesity, negative mental health, anxiety and depression. These outdoor tasks will help improve physical and mental abilities and it will also help to get involved in team building activities and problem solving. The group seek to again opportunities that girls from vulnerable backgrounds rarely experience therefore help to break stereotypical behaviour.
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