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Safehaven Cafe

Safehaven Cafe is a 5-week well-being café for parents with young children who need support with their wellness. Our café serves meals, gives families the opportunity to meet others, be heard, and pick up useful skills through interactive sessions. The programme started in 2016 and since then we have run the café with over 50 families, taking referrals from a number of local agencies.
 

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Charnwood Food Poverty Group
Charnwood Food Poverty Group is a multi-agency group representing more than 30 local organisations working together to eradicate food poverty in Charnwood. Open Heaven is working with borough and county councils, charities and faith groups around three key areas: Access - to enable everyone in Charnwood to have access to good food and input that empowers people to use and enjoy good food. Advocacy - to advocate for the reduction in household food poverty in order to respect, protect and fulfil the right to food. Agencies - Working together with agencies within a joined up and coordinated approach to provide food within an empowering and non-judgmental model of local food provision.

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Lost Child Officers

Open Heaven have been providing Lost Child Officers to the Loughborough Fair and Christmas Lights Switch On events for Charnwood Borough Council since 2016. Working in pairs, as part of a large operations team made up from a range of local partners, our team cover 88 hours of volunteer time helping reunite lost children and vulnerable adults with their parents or carers across these two significant local events.
 

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CAP Money Course

The CAP Money Course is a revolutionary money management course that teaches people budgeting skills and a simple, cash-based system that really works. This course will help anyone to get more in control of their finances, so they can save, give and prevent debt. The CAP Money Course is a course devised by the award winning debt counselling charity, Christians Against Poverty. Some Open Heaveners have been trained to be CAP Money Coaches who can deliver courses for people in the local community.
 

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