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July 3rd, 2020

RISE and the future of Platt Centre

The Platt Centre and the Platt Mission prior to the new building has been providing support to local people since 1807 and currently we do not know what the future holds for the Platt Centre due to the fact that the landlord, Livability have decided to sell the building.  During the Covid-19 crisis we have provided a service across the borough and this photo is of the tree outside the Platt Centre with photos of  volunteers and key workers who have dedicated their time and emotions to serving people with Covid-19 or who are at risk of Covid-19.   It is our way of saying “Thank You” to all those who have helped us throughout the last 6 months as well as to others who have supported in the community.   Back in the late 1800s, the Platt Mission was a thriving Church with the largest Sunday School in the borough and in the early 1900s they began a Band of Hope, provided food for the poor and generally served in a variety of ways.  In this current year, Regenerate-RISE has continued along the same lines but focusing on the vulnerable elderly – still provides food to those who cannot go out and supplies to those affected by the pandemic.  We provide emotional and psychological support to the lonely and those who are afraid of the future and we hope that, if we are not able to continue at the Platt, that Regenerate-RISE will find a suitable premises to continue our work from.

 

 

 

 

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July 3rd, 2020

Black lives matter

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July 3rd, 2020

The Challenge of the Coronavirus Crisis

Regenerate-RISE is very grateful to the 201 volunteers that have offered their services over the last 10 weeks and we want to say a big “thank you” to all those who have been available to deliver Supply Bags, Lunches and Expressions of Kindness as well as contact by telephone, do shopping, collect prescriptions and generally care about the welfare of older people across the borough. It has been a pleasure and a privilege for our staff to work alongside so many people willing to give up their time to serve the community. We are also grateful to Waitrose, to Sainsburys, to AFC Wimbledon, to Hillsong, to Wandsworth Council and to all the individuals who have provided food donations or monetary gifts to enable us to provide the services.

Following some very uncertain times with the renting of the Platt Christian Centre in Putney, the Trustees have put in an offer to purchase the building in order that the services that we provide for older people will continue for years to come. The world is a different place now to what it was 6 months ago and the Coronavirus has forced everyone to go into isolation and whilst supporting so many at home – we are now looking at what our service will look like when they can return to our Centres. We are still planning to build our 10 bed Reablement Unit, although the purchase of the Platt Centre was not in the plan, but we are moving forward with the same enthusiasm and will look forward with hope and a determination to see it come to fruition.

If you would like to support Regenerate-RISE to continue work from the Platt Christian Centre in Felsham Road, please email us and if you would like to do a fundraising event to raise funds for us to continue our work from the Platt Centre, please let us know – we would love to hear from you.

If you would like to donate towards the work of Regenerate-RISE and specifically to the purchasing of the Platt Centre, please go to the link below:

 

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/theplattcentre

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July 3rd, 2020

We aim to connect with the isolated elderly

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Decades before Central Park was even a concept, Seneca Village began to grow into a tight-knit settlement of African-American and Irish landowners. Centered near the current west side of Central Park at 85th Street, Seneca Village was an example of a self-sufficient, middle-class minority community that happened to stand in the way of city planners and the wealthiest New York families.

Each room will have an en suite bathroom, TV, telephone and computer access with skype for those who have relatives abroad or the other end of the country and each in-patient will be allocated a volunteer/friend who will take them out and also continue to visit them when they return home. The Centre will be staffed with professional people all who will assist older people to be able to live back in the community.

Speculation surrounds the origins of the name with some citing Senegal as being the place where many Africans came from at the time. The small town was also commonly referred to as Yorkville but was predominantly known as Seneca Village.

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We have provided 188 Activity Kits to individuals who would like something creative to do whilst at home.  These included therapy colouring books and pens, pottery items to paint, suncatchers for their windows, a word search book, scratch art or jigsaws/painting by numbers.  It is great to know that people have found new talents and new hobbies during a time of crisis.  We are looking forward to continuing with these hobbies once we return to the Centre.  Currently we are looking at ensuring that “outreach” is high on our agenda as even whilst the country is opening up for people to go out, many older people with disabilities are still confined to home for the majority of the time.

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