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Having a person with a disability can be a minefield. Trying to find support and activities to suit individual needs is so important for those involved and their carers. Here, we have tried to add information that may help you or others that you may know.

If we are missing any information or you know of other people/organisations that may be useful, PLEASE do let us know. 

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Links to organisations...

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Nottingham MENCAP

Nottingham Mencap is a local, self funded charity who offer a full range of services to people with learning disabilities and difficulties.

These services include a choice of day activities, both in-house and in the community

M8’s & Gener8, Clubs for 5 – 24 year olds

Befriending and sitting services, in your home or in the community

Smile Stop Hate Crime service

Gettaway Club, an evening Social Club for adults with learning disabilities 

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Meet Greet & Eat

A little bit about us...

We are a non-profit organisation that provides support for adults with additional needs in food redistribution.

Since our establishment in July 2020, we have been busy providing a range of services for communities in South Nottingham. 

We aim to provide a safe space for adults with additional needs to engage within the wider community, gain confidence and social skills; all while making sure everyone has access to good food. Both of which we are immensely proud of.

The concept of the organisation came about due to a lack of access, both for volunteering experience for adults with additional needs and of food distribution, particularly with many organisations closing temporarily due to COVID-19. 

We believe everyone should have access to food, and one way of doing this is to redirect surplus stock from supermarkets to those who require it. With this, we also saw a gap in organisations that were equipped and adequately prepared to provide experience and developmental support to adults with additional needs. It is our ethos that everyone feels included, from our volunteers in the organisation to the users of the service; we are one big family.

As a community-driven group, our success rides on the back of the relationship and collaboration of not just our volunteers and service users, but also other organisations striving for similar results in food redistribution. 

We are privileged to work along-side organisations like Fareshare, and supermarkets M&S, Aldi and The Co-op, who very generously donate food for redistribution to us weekly. These connections ensure we can deliver food-bags, boxes and meals, each week, to those in our community who need it most.

As a direct result of this, we have so far;

· Distributed well over 100 food bags to the Tollerton, Gamston and Sneinton areas as part of our weekly food bags service.

· Set up a social supermarket in Lings Bar Hospital, Gamston, creating a service for the hospital staff and carers to stock up on food.

· Participated in Holiday Hunger, an initiative that provided school-aged children with weekly healthy food packages during the summer holidays.

· Supported The Friary, who assists homeless individuals, by supplying sandwiches and other food supplies.

· And, provided food to the organisation Framework in Nottingham.

As you can probably deduce from all this, we are very passionate about what we do, and we are always happy to bring new volunteers on board. If you are interested in getting involved in a worthy cause, or if you are an organisation that would like to get in touch please don’t hesitate to email us at meetgreeteat.contact@gmail.com

 

Notts Help Yourself

Have a wealth of information for many ages and abilities. 

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Contact

I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

123-456-7890