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As we look to the new year St Martins Under 1 Roof has a lot to be thankful for.
The people of Norwich have been incredibly generous, both in the purchase of our merchandise and cash donations. We spent a very cold day on our charity stall on the Haymarket and were approached by people concerned about those sleeping rough on our streets, in hostels or temporary accommodation, who had a desire to contribute and make a difference. If you or anyone would like to buy some of our poetry books, calendars, bags or art please pop in to see us on Westwick Street, opposite Toys R Us or visit our website www.under-1-roof.org.uk.
A massive thank you to all our members for their participation in our activities and events - particularly to our Members Mix who involve members in the co-production of the centre. This year they have instigated what will be an annual event #10/10 for World Mental Health and World Homeless day - what a successful event it was too! Members Mix also brought 1st Aid sessions back to U1R as well as developing the calendar and contributing to many other sessions and activities.
Thanks also goes to our funders: Healthy Norwich, Norfolk Community Foundation , The Goodman Trust, Silk Purse Fund and the Health and Well Being Fund.
And to our partners: British Red Cross, WEA, NRP, Alex @Flint Hairdressers, Richard @Wells Crab House, The Outsiders, 12th Man, Theatre Temoin, Goat Pen Studios and The Birdcage who have all supported us over the last year.
St Martins updates..
The next Building Better Habits Wellbeing Toolkit starts on the 31st January. This four session course is run over two weeks and is designed to offer those attending an opportunity to help and support both themselves and each other through group work and individual work with support workers. To find out more and to book your place, speak to us on the front desk.
On the afternoon of Monday 22nd January we are pleased to offer free haircuts here at Under 1 Roof. If you’d like a new ‘do’ for the New Year then book an appointment with us.
We are launching a ‘Christmas gift amnesty’ in January to re-gift unwanted items to people who can make use of them. The idea arose from the Members Mix group who felt that the issue of homelessness and public giving is at the front of people’s minds during the Christmas season but often forgotten once the festivities are over. This initiative is an opportunity to pass on surplus items to people who would appreciate and use them.
Upon the retirement of Derek Player, Dr Jan Sheldon has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of St Martins from 3 January 2018. Prior to this Jan was Chief Executive at the Royal Association for Deaf People. In addition to her leadership skills Jan has a varied background in social care “from the ground up”; in particular she has specialised in the skill development side of social care. We’re sure she will quickly become part of the St Martins family.
We at the Newsletter Group would like to thank Derek for his incredible service at the helm of St Martins and wish him a long and happy retirement.
Happy New Year!
New year is always a time for reflection and is the most depressing month of the year. It is also a time for resolutions. So let’s start this year as we mean to go on. With a resolution to get out and about, and be more social.
Did you know that loneliness is one of the biggest killers?
Researchers in the US looked at 218 studies into the health effects of social isolation and loneliness involving nearly four million people.
They discovered that lonely people had a 50 per cent increased risk of early death, compared to those with good social connections. The Telegraph
What can we do about it?
1 When you meet up with close friends, talk about your feelings. Being honest about your life helps people feel closer to you.
2 Plan holidays or birthdays well in advance so that you are never lonely at times when it really matters
3 Invite out a new person – someone you’ve met. Try and connect with people from all walks of life.
4. Give yourself strength to say no if you don’t feel like going out alone.
5 Don’t wait for someone to call or email – contact them. If they’re busy it doesn’t mean they are rejecting you. Try again
6. Come to Under 1 Roof and join in with our activities.
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A big thank you to Belona who has been running the Press Ahead journalism course at Under-1-Roof for the last two months. Everyone who participated has learnt so much and this newsletter is a direct consequence of all her efforts. If you want to try your hand at writing an article for the newsletter or you have an opinion you want heard then please come and join the editorial team between 11am and 12am every thursday. We need your contributions and enthusiasm.
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As we start this new year, with our coldest winter since 2012, We should become more and more aware of Our Planet and how our weather is changing.
To confront climate change — a threat facing our entire planet — people everywhere must take part in practical, affordable solutions. Share these facts about climate change and help make a difference.
1. 400 parts per million.
The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in our atmosphere.
2. 2016 was warmest year on record.
NASA and NOAA data show that global averages were 1.78 degrees F (0.99 degrees C) warmer than the mid-20th century average, making 2016 the third year in a row with record-setting surface temperatures.
3. 11% of emissions.
Eleven percent of all global greenhouse gas emissions caused by humans can be blamed on deforestation – comparable to the emissions from all of the cars and trucks on the planet.
4 11% of the world’s population.
Some 800 million people are currently vulnerable to climate change impacts such as droughts, floods, heat waves, extreme weather events and sea-level rise.
5 Nearly 1 million hectares — lost.
An area of coastal ecosystems larger than New York City is destroyed every year, removing an important buffer from extreme weather for coastal communities and releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
6 Save nature. It’s cheaper.
Saving ecosystems is often more cost-effective than human-made interventions. In the Maldives, building a sea wall for coastal protection cost about US$ 2.2 billion. Even after 10 years of maintenance costs, it is still four times cheaper to preserve the natural reef.
7 Nature is an untapped solution.
Tropical forests are incredibly effective at storing carbon – providing up to 30% of the solution towards climate change. Despite this, nature-based solutions only receive 2% of all funding devoted to climate solutions.
8 194 nations, on board.
In 2016, 194 countries signed the Paris Agreement, agreeing to limit global warming and adapt to climate change, in part through the use of nature-based solutions.
9 Price tag: US$ 140 billion per year.
This is what it would take to make the changes humanity needs to adapt to a warming world. It may sound like a lot, but it’s less than 0.1% of global GDP.
Info from www.conservation.org
Info from www.conservation.org
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Under 1 Roof
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THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD AS WE THAT OUR LEFT GROW OLD
AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM