Community Outreach Support
We have recently started offering some dispersed flats in the community. This enables GNFC to provide residents the opportunity to move into the community, whilst also having support from staff.
Support is available for ex-residents and other women in the local area, this may be during times of transition such as moving house. Additionally, during all activities, we seek to support people and provide a sense of community for each person.
Members of the community and current residents are invited to take part in a range of drop-in activities throughout the week. These are informal and friendly spaces where each person who comes finds support and friendship.
Community Well-being Creative Arts Group
The Drop-in group meets at Charis House on Wednesday mornings at 09.30—12.00. Projects are run in partnership with High Peak Community Arts, led by GNFC staff and external specialist art therapists. We use a wide of media, participants are introduced to new skills, for example Felting, Mosaics Ceramics, Creative writing, textiles – and even a choir! Specialist art therapists guide and train through the whole process from planning to production.
It is a relaxed and informal group which provides some fun and an opportunity for participants to realise and express their creativity. The group consists of current residents, ex-residents and other women and children from the community.
Every Thursday at 4.30pm we meet at Charis House for a short informal time of worship and discussion about how we can better understand God’s love and think about some questions that we have. This is followed by a meal and time to socialise together. Current residents, ex-residents and members of the community are invited to be part of this time.
Join us on the first Friday of every month at 10.30am for coffee and cake. There will be a wide variety of people, fun and laughter as we meet with existing and new friends as well as having a great time sharing about the vision, work and news of GNFC. A range of crafts made by the residents and the community will be on sale, everyone is welcome.
Trips, Outings and Events
We also arrange days out, especially in the summer holidays, previously we have been to places such as Chatsworth and Blackpool. During the year there are celebrations and events such as open days which residents, ex-residents, the community and supporters of GNFC attend.
The group participants are also consulted about the planning and development of GNFC Services.
If you would like to know more about current activities, upcoming events or are needing community support for yourself, or someone you know, please contact us on 01298 24761 for more information.
Good News Family Care is offering the Recovery Toolkit to women who have experienced domestic abuse. It aims to help women to on to live a life free of abuse. Please get in touch if you, or someone you know would like to sign-up for the programme.
The Recovery Toolkit is a 11 week course, which aims to provide you with all the knowledge you need to recover from the effects of living with domestic abuse.
- What is abuse
- Self-esteem & affirmations
- Coping strategies
- The effect on families & children
- Anger, conflict & assertiveness
- Boundaries & trust
- Setting goals
- Healthy relationships