Help Keep Our STARs Shining

STAR Project delivers sustainable, positive social outcomes utilising culture & creativity for change. Employing a person-centred approach, we deliver therapeutic group & individual supports to build safer, more connected, resilient communities. We have a track record of positive impact across disengaged individuals facing disadvantage. Based in a multiply deprived area, we facilitate opportunity & aspiration, boost life chances, engender community ownership & reduce stigma.

Organisations have been asked to think about what they can do differently to help with the delay of the Coronavirus.

We are very aware of STAR Project's responsibility to consider the health, safety and wellbeing of people in our community when delivering our services. We are also aware that, for many, attending STAR is seen as a lifeline for reducing isolation and tackling food insecurity. We have adapted the methods we use to support people to ensure these needs continue to be met. What we’ve come up with is not our regular work but at STAR Project we pride ourselves on the ability to be flexible, creative and responsive to the needs of our community.

As of Thursday 19 March 2020, we’ll begin rolling out the resources and support that we have developed.

After a team meeting, consultation with our Board, community members and partner organisations, and a review of current capacity - we have decided to take the following action.

One to One support – while priority will be given to existing community members and those deemed to have the greatest need, please be assured that we will strive to support everyone who engages with us

Community Fridge and Pantry – we will endeavour to support everyone who requires this service but will prioritise according to need and those self-isolating

Wee STARs Toddler Group - while priority will be given to existing community members, please be assured that we will strive to support everyone who engages with us

All other supports – we will endeavour to support everyone who engages

Additionally, we aim to provide the following supports

-Help with shopping, especially for people who can’t leave the house       and don’t have the money for a delivery.
-Assist with prescription pick ups
-Some of our community members do not use or have access to the   internet. Therefore, it is our intention to communicate with these   individuals through posting or delivering relevant information, letting   them know what action we have taken and how we can help.

We hope to also offer:

-Mobile phone top ups so that those without data or the internet at     home can stay connected.
-Meter top ups so that community members can continue heating their   homes
 
However, this is contingent on receiving donations from other organisations and individuals. Therefore, we have set up this fundraiser
  • Anonymous 
    • £50 
    • 11 mos
  • Linda Muir 
    • £20 
    • 14 mos
  • Jeannie Mackenzie 
    • £50 
    • 15 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £100 
    • 15 mos
  • Jeannie Mackenzie 
    • £50 
    • 15 mos
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Organizer

Heather Kay 
Organizer
Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
STAR Project 
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