Our SoundCafe To Take Away ran from 12th August 2020 until the 16th December The activity takeaway service was based at The Centre project at 1 Alfred Place in Leicester city centre.

SoundCafe To Take Away was in response to the regular SoundCafe Leicester (SCL) services for homeless people and vulnerable adults being suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Instead of our usual face to face drop-in sessions at the cafe, we offered guests a creative activity and refreshment to take away with pastoral support and information available at the point of collection.

This service helped address the challenges of isolation and vulnerability. The delivery team, made up of SCL staff and volunteers were ocated under an identifiable pop-up gazebo. The service focused not just on an activity and refreshment, but more importantly on information, support and care. Our takeaway provided contact and pastoral support as well as the opportunity for guests and volunteers to share their thoughts as to how to re-shape our service for the future.

This project was 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.