About Sunshine Charity

 

We can bring sunshine into people’s lives by being at the side of all lonely people in our community!!!

One in twenty people in the UK report feeling lonely, and the number is rising. 

It can affect people of any age, with the vulnerable being most at risk - including people living with long-term illness or disability. It’s time to change this. 

We are the Sunshine Charity, a new startup charity aiming to fight the battle against loneliness and social isolation. We want to be the sunshine in the lives of those who need it, no matter who they are or where they’re going.

We are seeking experienced and qualified volunteers who have experience in delivering healthy living and wellbeing classes, sessions and activities in areas such as Confidence Boosting and Self Esteem, Fitness and Exercise, Thai Chi, Yoga, Mindfulness and Mental Wellbeing, Anxiety and Stress Reduction and other areas that will help those facing loneliness and social isolation to build social networks and gain the skills and tools they need to cope with their mental wellbeing.

We are looking for volunteers who can work remotely via Zoom but desirable if London based to also run physical based sessions, once social distancing has eased and we start doing our face to face work.

Our Story:

Our Founder, saw the devastating impact of loneliness in his social and community work, including a shocking increase in suicides. And he also saw first-hand how difficult it is to get support for those feeling lonely - including his own disabled sister. 

Work started on Sunshine Charity in late 2019 - ready to bring socialising, support and, dare we say it, fun so desperately needed in people’s lives.

Our Work:

We aim to inspire, build confidence and skills, and give people the tools to manage their mental health and wellbeing. ​

  • Online and Telephone based befriending support will give those unable to leave their homes some human connection, with someone to talk to and listen to them, while getting access to the support they need.
  • Zoom based activities such as Mindfulness, Boost your Confidence, Mental Health Skills, Exercise and Fitness and much more.
  • Drop-In Cafe Sessions, with an opportunity to sit down and have a chat with one of our Sunshine Charity team in a relaxed and comfortable space, plus optional participation in our valuable social based activities or our life and social skills workshops.
  • Social and Support Groups will be a new opportunity for service users to engage each other in a safe social setting. And our support can continue online, sharing opportunities to socialise and practical support for dealing with the effects of loneliness.
  • The Advisory Group actively participate in the work of Sunshine Charity, engaging with decision making, inspiring other vulnerable people, and engaging with the community, while developing communication, leadership, social and life skills. The Group is also given a space where they can make an impact in the lives of those suffering from loneliness and social isolation.
  • Other activities that promote health and wellbeing for those suffering from loneliness and social isolation.

Getting involved

Whether you want to volunteer some time or know of a lonely person who might like some support, we’d love to hear from you.

Why not volunteer with us and help us transform the lives of vulnerable people suffering in silence and let’s break the chains of social isolation and loneliness and help make a difference in the lives of those in need.

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