A sincere thanks to all our supporters and friends at Christmas!
Dear friends and supporters of the Bus Stop Club,
Well, what an extraordinary year we have all had! We are thankful that due to several pots of COVID funding and the commitment of staff and volunteers, we were able to turn the Centre into a Meal Production Hub during our first lockdown. We cooked and delivered around 890 meals and bags of groceries to our most vulnerable clients.
We also saw some more Debt clients go debt free during this time – in all, 26 clients are now debt free thanks to the support of our local CAP team and the CAP Head Office team in Bradford.
At the Centre, the summer was spent cleaning, archiving, repairing, and learning on-line.
So when we opened the Centre again in September, we were ready to work with individuals under our 1:1 M.O.A.T. coaching programme, which is running well, and which we plan to continue over the next 2 years. Regular donations of food, both fresh and store cupboard are available for the local community at the Centre every morning.
Instead of our local families coming to the Centre on Wednesdays for After School Club, we now go to them, with our delivery of Craft Packs and groceries every Wednesday!
Currently we are planning for a different Christmas season, with Christmas bags of goodies and presents for our CAP clients, goody bags for others, and a full Christmas roast dinner, cooked in the Centre and delivered during Christmas week by our lovely band of volunteers. This would simply not have been possible without your donations of treats, money and practical help. Thank you.
Whatever Christmas looks like for you this year, may you know that you have made a difference through supporting our work here in Ferndown and East Dorset.
Susan and the team.
Bus Stop Club
During the early months of the pandemic the Bus Stop Club cooked and delivered 890 meals to those in need in our local community.
We are so thankful for the donations of food, monetary donations and time given by volunteers who cooked, assembled and delivered all those fresh meals – with a smile – three times a week during the first lock down.
You are invited to a FREE
Money Management course
Free money management courses
run periodically throughout the year
Tuesday evenings – 7:00pm – 9:00pm
at the Turbary Resource Center
Corbin Avenue, Ferndown.
We are running our next Money Management Course in early November over for three evenings across three weeks.
Do you want to stay on top of your utility bills, council tax and other weekly costs?
This course takes you through a series of short video clips with time to discuss ideas and opportunities on how to restructure the way you can manage your money more effectively using the CAP money management system. Great opportunity to look at putting a budget in place and saving for a ‘rainy day’.
If you know of anyone who would be interested in coming, could you let them know and ask them to get in contact with me – Pam Ansell – via email at email@example.com.
The Bus Stop Programme for January to June 2015
|Mondays||Mornings – Victim Support Surgery:1:1 sessions available by appointment for East Dorset residents.Listening Service also available every Monday afternoon – ask for details.|
|Mon 7 – 9pm||CAP Money budgeting course. 3 Sessions.Please phone to book a place on the next course.|
|Weds 9.30 12.30am||Job Club – a 6 week course for East Dorset residents out of work or looking for a better job.Includes money management course 11.30 – 12.30 with FREE soup and roll lunch. Funded by the South West Foundation.|
|Weds 3 – 5pm||I.T. access for parents and school age children.|
|Thursday 9.30 – 11.30am||Basic IT workshops|
|Thursday 1.00 – 3.00pm||Therapeutic self-help group for adults who have experienced abuse in their childhood|
|Fridays 10.30 – 11.30am||One Step at a Time: Health walks in the local area, weather permitting.For Insurance purposes you are required to complete a short health questionnaire.|
|Fridays 4.30 – 7.00pm||The Good Food Community Caff : Nutritious low cost family meals and healthy snacks.|
|Visitors are welcome any Wednesday afternoon.|
C.V. workshop Sat 19th July 10:00am – 1:00pm
All ages welcome including school leavers.
Learners can work at their own pace, with the help of an experienced and helpful tutor in a friendly and supportive environment.
If you know of anyone who might benefit from attending this course please pass on this information.
To book a place call Susan on 07866 692528 or drop in and talk to staff at the Centre.
This workshop is funded by Dorset Community Foundation and is for those who have NOT attended the Job Club this year.