Help us reopen our building on Harrow Road for people with learning disabilities
Londoners who have learning disabilities are too often being left out of their communities.
To change this, we are raising funds for a community hub on Harrow Road. This is our main fundraising goal for 2022, which is also our 60th anniversary as a charity.
The hub will bring people together, tackle social isolation and address the effects of poverty on some of the capital’s most vulnerable people.
We need to raise at least £60k to open up our first LDN Community Hub and to run it for the first year. We will need much more than this to keep the Hub going and to achieve our ambitions to have fully operating Community Hubs throughout London.
At the hub we will provide activities and workshops, teaching crucial life skills to people with learning disabilities and helping them to play a bigger role in their community. We want to tackle the inequalities faced by people with learning disabilities.
Many people with learning disabilities receive little money or support from the Government. Statistics show they have high rates of loneliness, poverty and unemployment, and find it harder to use digital technology. Simply, many people are not given the chances in life we should all have: to work, to make friends and to have a place to call home.
Without the support of a community, people with learning disabilities are often victims of exploitation and vulnerable to criminals. They might not look after themselves or get the healthcare they desperately need. And with few chances to work they also risk falling into debt, becoming homeless and having a mental health crisis.
We want to change this, helping people with learning disabilities to make genuine connections, and to be safer and healthier in their communities.
It is only by including people with learning disabilities in our communities that we can educate people and bring about change.
Make a difference by donating to us on Just Giving.
We are looking for around 60 companies or supporters to each donate £1,000 or more to our cause.
This will raise the £60,000 we need for a refurbished and fully-operational Community Hub for the first year, any additional funds will keep the Hub going and will support our ambition for this to be the first of many Community Hubs throughout London.
We would in turn thank you through a piece of art or a plaque in the reopened building.
You can download further information about our campaign here: Join the 60
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more or express your interest.
We would love it if you would support our Harrow Road project with a fundraising event. We have created a pack with fundraising ideas for our 60th Anniversary. You can download the pack here and start fundraising:
Visit our fundraising page to find out about more ways get involved.