Established during the first Covid-19 lockdown in April 2020, the Shopping Service at Brighter Living Partnership has since completed nearly 6000 shops and continues to serve the most vulnerable members of our community thanks to recently secured funding generously provided by the Steve Morgan Foundation.
Our Shopping Service aims to provide a healthy and substantial weekly shop to people across the Southport and Formby area who have been referred by a health/medical professional and are unable to shop for themselves, are unable to shop online, and have no support network of family or friends living near by who can help them.
The Shopping Service is completely volunteer led, and we’re always on the lookout for new shopping volunteers who can help us move the project forward and provide the best possible service to those people who need it the most! If you are interested in volunteering for this service then please look at our current volunteer vacancies here.
Here are some quotes from some of the clients that the serviced has supported:
“I couldn’t be happier with my volunteer, and the service that Brighter Living provide. Everyone is so polite, jolly and lively, and it means a lot how much my volunteer thinks of me.”
“The service has helped enormously. I was at the point of not being able to feed myself.”
“The service has been fantastic, really great. I don’t know what I would have done without the shopping service.”
“I don’t think I would have managed without the service. It’s been an absolute blessing. I wouldn’t have been able to manage without it. Thank you for everything.”
“I can’t put in to words how much the shopping service has helped. I can’t thank you enough.”
The service is open to referrals from professionals only, there is criteria that must be met due to the demands placed on the service so please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Set up during the first Covid-19 lockdown with the intention of combating loneliness in our community, the Brighter Befriending Project continues to help those members of our community who suffer from feelings of loneliness or isolation thanks to recently secured funding by the Steve Morgan Foundation.
We aim to provide a systematic point of contact for our clients, either over the phone or in person, in order to help them reconnect with their community, regain their independence, and remain in their own homes for longer by providing support for up to 12 months.
Our Befriending Service is completely volunteer led. If you’d like to volunteer with our befriending service, and provide a listening ear to local people who are in need of support then please contact email@example.com or visit our volunteer web page for our current volunteer vacancies here.
The MenCan: One2One Project is designed to provide a regular point of contact for younger men in our community who are suffering from feelings of loneliness or isolation. We believe that maintaining a connection with our community is vital for the positive mental health and well being of everyone in our society, not least of all men between the ages of 19 – 50, many of whom have expressed issues with anxiety, self-esteem, and becoming socially anxious.
We match our clients with a trained volunteer based on shared interests. The volunteer maintains contact systematically (usually once a week but can be flexible based on client need) either over the phone or in person. Initiated in January 2023, the service is a new one, but is already seeing extremely positive results. The continued operation of the service has been made possible by funding generously provided by the Steve Morgan Foundation.
Our MenCan: One2One Project is completely volunteer led. If you’d like to volunteer with the MenCan: One2One Project, and engage with men with the intention of reintroducing back into our community, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our volunteer web page for our current volunteer vacancies here.