Community Projects

Safer Communities CIC gets involved in lots of community activities and initiatives across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

We specialize in delivering or supporting projects which help to make Staffs a safer, happier, healthier and nicer place to live.

So far we have supported young people through delivery of Princes Trust courses and providing Street Stadia sports activities to young people. We have also helped people to live healthier lives through the Family Food and Fun Programme and feel more connected to their local area through the Coffee Station project at Newcastle. We help Staffordshire Fire and Rescue to promote their free community facilities and have complimented this through the Safer Communities Pledge and Tamworth Community Garden.

To find out more about projects that we are running at the moment then please select an option from the drop down menu.

If you are a community group and would like Safer Communities CIC to support your goals then get in touch with us.
Stoke North Live at Home Scheme operates two weekly lunch clubs for older people in the local community of Ball Green and Fegg Hayes helping to reduce loneliness and isolation that many local older people fall victim to.

The aim of the groups, is to provide social interaction with other like minded people, bringing them together to enjoy a two course healthy delicious hot meal provided by their excellent cook. These sessions have resulted in people contacting each other during the week, attending day trips, making some new and meaningful friendships all of this is conducive with great wellbeing and health. It is a know fact that 'Loneliness is a killer and can exasperate poor health to their detriment'.

Safer Communities CIC funded £500 towards the running costs of this group for the year.

Liz Daley, Scheme Manager said “Thank you so much for the £500 from the Safer Communities fund, we have used it very wisely to help in the continuation of our two lunch clubs at two different venues, in the Stoke North area. There has been an increase in the numbers attending our groups over the last six months and we now have 60 people on a weekly basis between the two groups. This funding has supporting Stoke North Live at Home Scheme to provide 2880 meals over the year; these meals are prepared fresh each day, using locally sourced, fresh ingredients resulting in a high quality, two course nutritious hot meal provided each week by our cook”.

This funding has helped them secure further funding towards running an additional three clubs in the coming year, the monies from Safer Communities CIC made a huge impact on this scheme.

An example of this is:

Christine’s Story - Prior to becoming a member at Stoke North Live at Home Christine suffered with her nerves, Christine’s confidence was low and she only went out occasionally. Sometimes she would go to a local centre, but the meetings were often cancelled, due to lack of support from the public leaving her disappointed and lonely. Christine didn’t know how to access services, so the only time she went out was to medical appointments.

Her son Jimbo stated that “Since joining, she bounces out of bed on a Monday and Thursday and is so excited about going to the clubs. She has more to talk about and has made lots of friends, who she can speak to in the week. She even goes out for a meal with a friend now. She always has a smile on her face on group days and seems more alive. Her health and mobility have improved, and she get about easier than before” adding that “The family are ecstatic that their mum can comes to the groups, especially as the transport is right to the door. This has bought mum to life. All at Stoke North Live at Home do a cracking job”

Christine’s confidence has improved tremendously she says “The clubs are a godsend. I live for the days I come along. I have made so many friends and I love all the many and varied activities we do. When I was ill recently, I was so pleased by the flowers and cards I received. It really bucked me up. I’ve still got the cards on the mantle shelf”
Stoke North Live at Home - Liz Daley, Scheme Manager