• Our Community Hub

    We are not for profit organisation which is planning to provide a Hub where people of all ages, cultures and abilities are encouraged to use the community facilities offered.

     

    The aim is to provide community cohesion and wellbeing.

     

    We believe passionately that the area of East London is in desperate need of Community Hubs to provide a safe, secure and pro-active set of services.

     

    The aim is to provide services that will promote social enterprise, training services, employment and entrepreneurial opportunities within in the local area. The hub is looking at providing a cellular office opportunity designed to offer a "place to work" and a "place to learn".

    Once the hub has secured a long - term lease and has a more permanent home to operate from, it is anticipated that there will be some dedicated space to offer a function room. The room can be let on a day, hourly or half day basis and will be adequate enough to be used for Weddings, Family Celebrations and Conferencing.

     

    It is anticipated that appropriate licencing will be secured before offering such services. Furthermore, the Hub will also be the operating facility for Acknowledging Youths CIC and for Eysiat and will require dedicated space in which to operate.

     

  • Shop & Donate

    Community online shop

    Help the vulnerable members of your community and NHS staff.

    Buy someone else’s groceries while doing your weekly shop.

    We will still be delivering weekly donations on

    Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Friday.

    • 3860 food packages sent to vulnerable members of society
    • 3720 food packages sent to NHS staff
    • 2650 calls made to vulnerable members of society
    • 1686 meals delivered

    What does AY Group do?

    Up until the time Covid-19 hit, AY group were a pioneering, socially responsible training and recruitment service. Set up in 2015, AY Group was created to support young people and adults experiencing disadvantage and assist them in attaining employment.

    In response to the Covid-19 emergency we have launched new activity in delivering food and basic essentials to residents of the communities in which we work, NHS staff; specifically, the frontline workers in London hospitals, and we are now reaching out to care homes across London.

     

    What will our request for funding support?

    • The provision of food, cleaning supplies, toiletries & PPE,
    • Running online ‘shop and donate’ service & existing online services,
    • Purchase of a van to deliver food,
    • Purchase of a fridge to safely store food,
    • Overheads for running our premises to store, sort and pack deliveries.

    What we have achieved so far;

    Although we are struggling, we are adapting to the fast-moving situation created by this pandemic; it is incredibly important for us to ensure a strong position to provide our support and help the new and existing communities we are working in.

    We believe we must do everything we can for our community, that is the reason why we need your help for this project.

     

    How Covid-19 has affected our community;

    As the income of many other additional households plunged, it has triggered an unprecedented rise in the use of food banks. The staff numbers of food banks have plummeted due to illness and isolation measures and stocks remain depleted. The current situation is not sustainable. Vulnerable families within our communities who depend on emergency food packages to survive received only limited supplies as food banks across Britain fell short on items like pasta, tinned vegetables.

     

    Covid-19 is forcing all of us to make huge changes in our lives. It brings new challenges for everyone, however, for those who must self-isolate or shield, either with their families or alone, it is an exceedingly difficult and stressful time. Residents have fed back to say access to their support network such as friends or family is reduced, online is not always an accessible option, advice for those aged over 70 or identified as high risk is still to minimise contact with others and other relied on services such care workers, OTs & GPs are stretched. For our residents this is having an impact on mental health, creating issues such as anxiety and loneliness.

    Right now, we are solicited by hospitals around all the UK to deliver food and essentials parcels to the NHS staff who are working day and night to save lives. For exhausted NHS frontline doctors, nurses and cleaners after finishing their shift helping patients, it’s difficult, if not impossible for them to head to shops to find food and essentials, they cannot not always get to supermarkets within opening times or are not able to secure a supermarket delivery slot.

     

    How Covid-19 has affected our organisation;

    • We have lost our core business. We hope to rebuild this in the future,
    • Our fundraising has been hit awfully hard by the cancellation of donations from funders,
    • Our salaried workers who felt relatively confident in their job stability have been laid off with no prospects for future work.

     

    How can you help?

    AY Group Community Services CIC has a team of volunteers to ensure that the food parcels and a few additional services such as telephone befriending and PPE drops reach the UKs most vulnerable, and the UKs most valuable people.

    We are determined to do everything we can to support our communities.

    To keep up our good work, we need monetary donations and supplies support from those who are able to offer it. If you can think of any other help/support you could provide that would help us keep going, we would also very much like to hear from you.

    Here are the ways you can make a donation:

    • Cheque to be sent to Estate Office Block A, Peabody Hall, Fulham estate, Lillie Rd SW6 1UH
    • Over the phone 0044-(0)-7852945928
    • Direct transfer: Metro Bank, Account No.18676923, Sort Code: 23-05-80

    Thank in advance for your contribution.

    You have no idea how much it means to me to have your support.

  • Ways you can make a donation

    Cheque to be sent to:

    Estate Office Block A, Peabody Hall,

    Fulham Estate, Lillie Rd., SW6 1UH

     

     

    Over the phone:

    0044-(0)-785 294 5928

    Via:

  • Dear Danny

     

    As a key supporter of the Royal Free Charity during the Coronavirus crisis, I wanted to thank you for your incredibly kind donation of supermarket items to our staff and to let you know about the broadcast of a two-part documentary, Hospital: fighting COVID-19.

    Filmed over three weeks at the Royal Free London during the peak of pandemic, it will air on BBC 2 at 9pm on Monday and Tuesday, the 11th and 12th of May. A trailer for the programme has started to run across all BBC channels too.

    The documentary will bring home powerfully the value of the enormous support you have helped provide to staff looking after our desperately ill patients at Barnet and the Royal Free hospitals. The episodes include the treatment of the last patient to have a transplant at the Royal Free Hospital before the service was paused and the care of a 73-year-old at Barnet Hospital who is seen struggling with low oxygen levels.

      

     

     

     

    I hope you will watch the documentary and feel assured that your generosity could not have been better placed. Your support is ensuring that the needs of staff at the Royal Free and Barnet hospitals will continue to be met, and, on behalf of the Royal Free Charity, I would like to thank you for enabling us to do this.

    We will, of course, keep you updated on our progress and the impact of your support. But if you would like to discuss any aspect of this, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

    In the meantime, thanks again for your truly wonderful support during this critical and challenging time.

     

    With best wishes

    Laura Butler

    Royal Free Charity, COVID-19 Emergency fund

  • SELF ISOLATING AND NEED A HAND?

    WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU!

  • We are gratefully for you weekly donations which helped us to provide food and essentials for over 3000 UK residents.

    Community Days Out!

     

    Afforda​ble days out, overnight, weekend and holiday coach trips - with a local pick up point near you

     

    What do we do?

    Our aim is to take the stress out of commuting to destinations; making it an easy, fun and memorable experience for your family, friends and others in your local community.

    We offer multiple pick-up points near you to make things even easier, it’s like a door to door service; all you need to do is get to your local pick-up point, get your luggage on and take a seat.

    We even provide a 0% interest payment plan for everyone to spread the cost to make your day out more affordable and easy to manage. More details here!

  • AY Group PROJECTS

    We are a not-for-profit organisation which for many years is active in both Tower Hamlets, Hammersmith and Fulham and also across Pan London, enabling unemployed young people in these communities to become skilled and then helping them get into work.

    A whole new clothing line

    Check out our products in our brand-new store !

     

     

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