One Stop Shop for Homeless People in MK

You may be aware that the Ground Floor of the Buszy – the Old Bus Station – has been let to The Winter Night Shelter for use as a One Stop Shop for the Homeless in Milton Keynes.

Donna from Ridgeway Community Trust is currently co-ordinating the use of the Buszy and is looking for care providers that work with the homeless, vulnerable and those with mental health challenges.  They are offering the opportunity to utilise the Old Bus Station throughout the week. They are looking for people who want to provide their services in the facility and work with other facility users, signposting to other service providers where necessary. The facility will be provided free of charge to anyone working with the homeless or vulnerable.

The Homelessness Partnership in Milton Keynes is trying to achieve the following;

  •  A ‘One Stop Shop’ that connects cohesive services, charities and groups working in partnership.
  • Create a community centre that provides resources that prevent and support homelessness, supports the vulnerable and those with mental health problems.

At the moment there are some works that are being completed, but they are hoping this will all be completed by 1st December 2017, in time for the colder weather.

If you would like more information or you would like to get in touch regarding the use of the Buszy, please contact Donna: donnaelliott71@gmail.com

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Join in with Carbon Conversations

Sign up for your place at Carbon Conversations

Carbon Conversations will help you to explore key aspects of a personal carbon footprint and help you to identify actions you can take to reduce yours.

The new Carbon Conversations group is starting in Milton Keynes this September – book now by contacting Hilarie on hilariebowman@hotmail.com or call 07773352495.

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To find out more about this and other low-carbon living initiatives in Milton Keynes, come along to the monthly meet-up of the Transition MK Group – Wednesday 6th September at ‘The Place to Eat’ cafe, 2nd floor in John Lewis, Central Milton Keynes.

The group meets at 6pm and meetings normally finish by 7pm – everyone interested is welcome to join in!

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Red Cross Seeks Women’s Groups in MK

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The Milton Keynes branch of the British Red Cross would love to hear from local women’s groups that their clients could attend. They currently have an allotment group which their clients visit every Thursday and are looking for similar activities.

The British Red Cross helps refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants become familiar with their local area and access essential services. They provide a free, impartial and confidential service including practical help, advice, information and emotional support.

Please contact Zeinab Mummin, Service Co-ordinator for Refugee Support and International Family Tracing via Zmummin@redcross.org.uk if you are able to help.

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Netherfield is hosting a DIY Health Check Day!

Local Conversations is a steering group for Netherfield and they are hosting a 

DIY Health Check Day on Friday! 

If you are free between 11- 3pm come and have a look! 

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Local Conversations is a local community group who the Community Engagement team are assisting. They are working hard as a team with the Netherfield residents to enhance the local community and estate.

We are always looking for more volunteers so if you are interested in helping us with our work, then please contact localconversationsnf@gmail.com.

 

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The Urb Farm needs your support

Can you help The Wolverton’s Urb Fam meet their crowdfunding goal?

The Urb Farm in Wolverton have been running their crowdfunding campaign via the Our MK website, which is powered by the MK:Smart project, to launch an innovative project: Learning Tree Tipi and Super Storage. Once successful, the project will will build a traditional tipi in their woodland, providing space for stories, shelter from the weather and giving children coming to “the Learning Tree” the experience of living close to nature. Find out more about what they are planning as part of the project here.

Please help them meet their goal and pledge your support. No matter how small your donation can be, it will make a difference!

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You can start your own crowdfunding campaign on Our MK too – click here to find out more.

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THANK YOU.

 

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15 July: ‘Sharing Food, Sharing Voices’ community event

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Milton Keynes

Trubys Garden Tea Room have teamed up with One Voice and the Church of Christ the Cornerstone to celebrate Milton Keynes 50th Birthday with food, poetry, storytelling and music from the local community.

The event will take place on Saturday, 15 July at the Guildhall, 300 Saxon Gate, MK9 2ES, between 3 – 9 pm.

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All food will be halal and multi faith prayer facilities will be available.

Proceeds from food sales will go to local community causes.

Proceeds from food sales to local community causes.

Click here to e-mail the organisers if you have any questions.

Visit Trubys Garden Tea Room on Facebook – click here.

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