May Our Success Be In Helping Others – Unity in the Community
Hope in Unity
is an organisation that supports Black elders who are lonely, isolated and vulnerable (but not exclusive to those who are faced with these situations)
We are committed to reducing social isolation and loneliness amongnst black elders, improving their quality of life through various mental and physical wellbeing programmes and skills development activities.
Attending Hope In Unity has made me more aware of what is going on in the community which I didn’t before I came here. What is happening around me feels empowering it allows me to gain an understanding of various aspects and topics that I may not otherwise have known about.
I had nowhere to go and it was nice to meet new people chatting to others and making things. I have learnt a lot it has been not very educational. They have film mornings and trips to different places which is good. It’s really nice to have somewhere to go where I can be with my people and have a good time.
If I was doing something and I was struggling someone would always be there to help. I find that all the people from different Islands attend the project and I enjoy socialising with them all. I find it very helpful that we have a meal together so when I get home I can just have a light snack. It’s very welcoming and enjoyable.
Hope In Unity helps me to get out of the house and meet different people we all have a nice time together. God bless us all.
If Hope In Unity was not operating I would be at home watching tv, reading newspapers and generally feeling sorry for myself, bored and fed up
It’s an opportunity to get together with friends from the community and an opportunity to get out each week. I enjoy listening to the talks, updates and activities and to reminisce with friends
Overall I found my quality of life improved by the exercise I received it made me feel aware of my health problems and take responsibility for my own health problems. I have cut down on my pain killers which is a good thing for me.
Its gives me mental stimulation, learning new skills, socialising, going on trips and meeting new people. This makes it all worthwhile coming regardless of the weather. I feel a sense of accomplishment and I truly appreciate Evadne’s patience and dedication.
Hope In Unity have given me a sense of belonging I feel welcomed despite my disability. It is through Hope In Unity that I found out what really happened to my mother through my mother’s friends who recognised me. Since I found out that my mother died I did my best and found her grave which I have been taking flowers and found closure.