What are you most proud of in our community?
“Our neighbours are helpful, we’ve been looking after each other through lockdown. We check in on each other and make sure everyone is well and that’s been nice to see.”
Stella Enoe, a Phoenix resident, describes lockdown as many of us would: “scary”. And Stella, like many of us, has been inspired by the kindness people in our community have shown one another.
Stella is the beneficiary of a small grant from our Community Chest. That means that, once it is safe to do so, Stella and her ‘Super Senior Singers’ choir will be joining other community projects and groups in south Lewisham to bring a little bit of joy and colour to residents.
Gave out £100,000 to 10 projects
412 tenants voted for Community Chest Projects to run in 2019/20
Projects ranged from baby massage classes to day trips for older people
Building skills for the future
784 training places offered to residents and others in our area
Supported 1 apprentice in Phoenix and 5 in the Phoenix Repairs Service
Roots into Work
Supported 47 people into work, including 18 Phoenix residents
4 events and 22 training sessions for young people
4 young people mentored
1 event, Lewisham Link-up, organised by young people, for young people