SoundCafe Leicester is delighted to announce that they will be launching SoundCafe To Take Away on the 12th August 2020. This activity takeaway service will be based at The Centre project at 1 Alfred Place, off Granby Street, in Leicester city centre.
SoundCafe To Take Away is a response to regular SoundCafe Leicester (SCL) services for people who are homeless and vulnerable being suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Instead of our usual face to face drop-in café session based in the Grand Hall of St Martins House, we are offering guests a creative activity and refreshment to take away – with pastoral support available at the point of collection.
The service is intended to address the challenges of isolation and vulnerability. The delivery team, made up of SCL staff and volunteers will be located under an identifiable pop-up gazebo. Our service focus is on support and care. Guests are able to provide contact details to participate in the SoundCafe pastoral team support telephone service. Our takeaway will provide contact and pastoral support as well as the opportunity for guests and volunteers to share their thoughts as to how we can re-shape our service for the future.
This has been made possible by our partnership working with The Centre project and funding awarded by the Leicestershire & Rutland Community Foundation and the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund.