By Penny Thompson, Community Organiser
I have recently begun to more activly engage with East Herringthorpe Social Club. The club is a not-for-profit organisation that has been running for over 20 years. I arranged a meeting with the events committee and Gary Linney, Steward of the club as they would like to engage more with the local community and put activities and events on for all ages that people would like to attend. I discussed and supported the group in putting together a strategy for events from November 2019 – March 2020.
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By Rachel Cole, Projects Officer
Rotherham Deaf Futures is a group of profoundly deaf people who support other members of the deaf community and champion deaf awareness in Rotherham. The group formed in 2012 and with the help of RotherFed became a constituted group. Prior to this group setting up they had a dedicated team at RMBC who helped and supported them.
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By Brandon Freeman, Community organiser
I have been re-establishing relationships with the Lanes community and their community centre which was built in 1997 after the group secured £245,000 from lottery funding. The centre is a sustainable venue as they do not rely on funding and they have charges in place to fund the venue, the cost of membership is only £2 per year. The leader of the group Lorraine has managed to sustain a bank account with a surplus of £18,000 for maintenance and repairs.
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By Dan Barron, Community Organiser
Dilly is a resident living in the Springwell
area and is wanting to start a sports/fitness project in the area to engage
with the community. He has spoken to local facilities to start costing up the
project. After speaking with residents there has been interest for boxing and
football sessions for the younger generation of the area.
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By Rob Gooding, Community Organiser
I am currently supporting Nina a local resident
who is wanting to hold a Springwell litter pick event on the 28th
October. Due to RotherFeds continuous support Nina has developed a trusting
relationship with RotherFed.
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By Ian Huddleston, Community organiser
Swinton Community Focus Group and Swinton Crafty Ladies have come together for a joint project to remember those fallen for Remembrance Day, with the idea of Painting Swinton red. #Swintonpoppy
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By Louise Johnson, Employment Coach
A Client attended our first appointment on 29th
July 2019, he had finished work in April 2019 and not received any invites for
an interview. He was worried it was because he had a 3 year gap where he was a
stay at home parent.
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During the summer the Timebuilders Community café has been ran outside in Ferham Park as ‘Picnic in the Park’.
This was to further engage families and young people who would not necessarily come into a church through either personal or physical barriers.
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Local East Herringthorpe resident, Natalie approached Community Organiser Penny Thompson after a concern of the amount of rubbish thrown on the streets.
Natalie and Penny discussed potential solutions to the waste on the streets and Natalie was passionate about ‘doing something to help her own community’. Penny suggested she attend Community Organiser training in order to equip her with the skills and knowledge when working with the community.
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A group of residents have worked to form a committee and the group ‘Swinburne Social Club’
Over the last year Rotherham Federation has supported a group of residents to come together to tackle the issues and social isolation they were facing in their own community, during the last 5 months the residents have been working to put everything needed in place such as their constitution, a bank account and starting to raise funds.
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