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Find my Charity
We are transforming health and social care through empowering individuals to use their community for support.
What does this mean?
Basically, this means we are doing two things:
• We are promoting activities every week on our social media.
• We are mapping the community organisations on an open-access map.
Sustainability | Empowerment | Diversity
We are committed to being around in 30, 40, 50 years, so long-term planning and feasibility is at the core of decision-making.
We believe people hold the power to their life but often systems and processes in place do not allow people to realise this. We are committed to breaking those barriers down.
We believe in supporting communities so diversity flourishes and is celebrated.
I used to work in patient and public engagement for NHS mental health teams where I created links between patients, the health team with the community.
Available activities were broad, included cooking clubs by Mind, local youth government, rock climbing club and arts classes at the local Crisis centre.
But no matter how much I spoke to people, researched organisations, connected patients, I did not know all of the activities available. I soon realised that it is not possible to collect information on all the community activities, you need technology to help!
So I designed this social enterprise with the primary goal of mapping and promoting local activities through a website and social media, and one day through an app.
Transforming healthcare and community
Currently, medicine is largely based around a culture of physical examination and prescription, but there is more to the human body than that and different factors work together to create health and well being status.
We need to
- Reengage communities
- Consider health and wellbeing holistically
- Focus on prevention rather than treatment.
This is where communities come in!
For a long time, people have sought support from their neighbours. But nowadays these networks are almost non-existent in some areas.
This is where Find my Charity comes in!
We are currently being registered as a Community Interest Company and we are mapping the community activities across London, starting in Southwark.
We believe that by promoting activities that are already established in local areas we can celebrate diversity and help resource-poor charities and organisations, who know their area best, market their activities and reach more people.