Black Swan Care Group are continually looking at new ways in which we can engage with our local community. As well as hosting Open Days in which we invite our neighbours in to the home, we also like to take ourselves out and get involved with the wider community.
Our Charity of the Year for 2019-2020 is Friend in Deed. Friend in Deed was founded in 2018 with a purpose to promote social inclusion for the public benefit by preventing people from becoming socially excluded. Relieving the needs of older people who are socially excluded and assisting them to integrate into society, by providing social and recreational facilities and events involving the local community.
Our chosen Charity of the Year for 2017-2018 was Family Action, specifically the Norfolk Escape Allotment and Orchard Project where they support people by encouraging their involvement in community activities such as supporting people to be active and to feel valued members of society. They equip them with skills and experience to increase their independence, self-esteem and confidence. This in turn empowers service users to address their mental health problems and plays a part in their recovery or health management plans. Their work produces long term and significantly positive effects for their futures. Our first event since announcing our partnership was a very well turned out race night which raised £1586.80.
Staff from our head office took part in the East Anglian Dragon Boat Festival in aid of East Coast Hospice. Our team The Black Swan’s raised £1,425 for East Coast Hospice and narrowly missed out on the semi finals (click here to read more)…
We are also members of the Essex FaNs Newtork www.fansnetwork.org The idea at the heart of FaNs is a simple one. If the people, groups, organisations and businesses that make up “the community” of Essex, think of the people who live in care homes as being their friends and neighbours, no less than when they were living in their own homes, then together we can make a really positive difference to the quality of their lives. What is more, in many cases, our elderly residents can do the same for you. The opportunities and possibilities are virtually limitless. The community of FaNs is already growing fast and attracting attention nationally as well.
Elmden Rovers was formed in 1976 by Les Pepperell. At the time there was only one other youth team in the area (Clacton United). Les felt that there were enough good players in the area to support a second youth club. So he entered an under 10’s team in the Colchester and District Youth League in 1976, as Elmden Rovers Youth. He named the team after the road he lived in (Elmden Court).
We also sponsor the under 13’s (soon to be under 14’s) team at North Walsham Rugby Club in Norfolk.
If you are involved in a community project or sports team and would like to apply for sponsorship you can do so by contacting Tom Lyons (Managing Director) firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Charity of the Year for 2015-2016 was The Hamlet Charity who support children and young adults with disabilities and complex health conditions (as well as carers and families) across Norfolk and the surrounding area. Our partnership with The Hamlet promises to bring lots of exciting news (click here to read more)…