Tulse Hill Estate (THE) Volunteer Project was an exciting project, funded by the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund through the London Community Foundation, designed to support individuals and communities on the Tulse Hill Estate and strengthen community cohesion.
THE Volunteer Project trained and supported 12–20 local residents as volunteers to make a big difference for the local community on the Estate. THE volunteers helped to identify and respond to local interests and needs, reduce isolation for marginalised parents and families on the estate, and took an active role in supporting local parents, families and women through outreach, befriending support, events and workshops.
THE volunteers built their knowledge, skills and confidence through free training and gained valuable employability experience.
On successful completion of their training, THE volunteers offered a wide range of input and support, such as:
- Running small groups on specific themes and topics. These included some workshops in community languages and providing language support in a range of community languages
- Planning and delivering workshops and events
- Supporting children’s and adults’ learning
- Providing support for neighbours seeking training or work or planning on re-entering the workforce
- Signposting to local services/opportunities
- Befriending and supporting isolated parents/families and/or women, parents and families who are new to the UK
- Taking a pro-active role in local community-led initiatives
- Interpreting and translation support in main community languages.
If you would like to know more, please contact Ian Foster on [email protected] or 020 3700 1162