Our work with UnLtd – update
Tang Hall Big Local has been working in partnership with funding and support body “UnLtd” for several years now. During 2020, we have been proud to continue to support existing awardees, as well as welcoming new ones to the fold! See below for a little update on our current projects and their progress…
Rachel, a Tang Hall resident, runs an organisation which focuses upon building meaningful social and learning opportunities for older people in residential care to improve their mental and physical wellbeing. The starting point was going into residential care homes and listening to the resident and their important networks of family and friends.
Due to coronavirus, some of Rachel’s work has been heavily impacted, but she is remaining positive and using the time to adapt services to run online, and undertaking training provided by Unltd. We will bring you an update on her important programme of work when the pandemic allows work in person to re-start.
Tang Hall Big Local and UnLtd have a long-standing relationship with local organisation “Food Circle”, who base themselves at Tang Hall Community Centre. Fronted by Joe and Jim, over the last 12 months, the business used corona virus as an opportunity to focus primarily on supporting and investing in local, small scale, low input food production. Food Circle has been able to strengthen its network of food producers and continues to grow in popularity.
This year, the aim will be to deliver workshops in some form with residents – taking them to projects that have been developed, including plans to visit Rocket & Russet, Orchard Food Coop, and Hillcrest Farm, learning about things like how livestock help regeneration of the environment, and the Yorkshire Grain Alliance. You can follow Food Circle on Facebook and Instagram and via their website. They currently run a weekly market at Tang Hall Community Centre.
Sam (a Tang Hall resident and familiar face at the Community Centre) is producing environmentally friendly, sustainable luxury gift and self-care products. Sam’s focus is on producing plant-based soaps and body products that are packaged using sustainable mediums that contributes to the reduction of our reliance on plastics. She has been selling her lovely products using local markets and social media, and hopes to get back to markets, and maybe even to soap making classes, as soon as allowed. You can follow Sam’s progress on her Instagram page, Bo’s Bubbles.
Jake (a Tang Hall resident) is an experienced classically trained joiner who is committed to providing bespoke office spaces in homes as the increase in work and education for children being delivered in homes has become the norm. We all know working and studying from home can place physical, emotional and practical strain on family life where space maybe limited and Jake’s bespoke products hope to make a huge positive impact on our home office routines.
Jo, (a Tang Hall resident) is starting up a new and much needed project, going into homes and providing support to declutter, as well as education and learning on areas such as food preparation, as she believes this will have a more sustained impact on the well-being on her customers. Jo offers a highly personalised service and aims to bring positivity and support across everything she offers.