Local charity Footprints in the Community were delighted to hold a successful Information and Networking Event on Wednesday 23 March at the Grangetown United Community Hub. The event was last held in November 2019 and made a welcome return after more than a two-year break due to the Covid pandemic.
The event was attended by over 60 individuals, representing approximately 40 different local organisations. The event brought together agencies, charities and other organisations who all work within Redcar and Cleveland, to explore ways in which they can work together to improve people’s lives.
Staff and volunteers from Footprints in the Community gave a number of short presentations throughout the afternoon to explain the impact of Footprints’ projects within the community. There were also opportunities for all attendees to share information with each other about their own role and the work of their organisation. The event was a great success, with attendees giving very positive feedback. In the words of one attendee, it was ‘a room full of people who can change lives’!
Footprints in the Community supports people living in Redcar and Cleveland to help reduce poverty and isolation and improve health and wellbeing. As part of this commitment, the charity has recently appointed its own dedicated Support Worker to provide guidance, support and signposting with a range of issues that affect client’s everyday lives.
Whilst attendees may have heard of Footprints’ largest projects, such as Redcar Area Foodbank, the afternoon gave the spotlight to some of the smaller projects, including Reflections Dementia Support Group. Plus, everyone enjoyed delicious scones from another project, Footprints Community Café. The café is open Monday to Saturday, inside South Tees Community Bank on Redcar High Street.
Footprints in the Community CEO Ruth Fox said “Footprints in the Community is dedicated to reducing poverty and isolation in Redcar and the surrounding area. We were delighted to hold such a successful event with representatives from so many local organisations. We hope it will enhance the way we work together to support clients, so they can deal with a crisis and move forward from it.”
You can find out more about the work of Footprints in the Community at www.footprintsinthecommunity.co.uk or visit @FootprintsRedcar on Facebook.