The Town Council has awarded Richmond Fellowship Durham £230.48 from its Community Fund to help support a photography project.
Richmond Fellowship Durham provides residential and supported living services for people with mental ill health at two locations in County Durham. At their facility in Bishop Auckland they work with people on a one to one basis, using a recovery based model and individual support planning to empower residents to develop opportunities, gain skills and experience and make positive choices in their lives.
Lizzie Jefferies, Recovery Worker at Richmond Fellowship explained:
“We’re here to help individuals improve their mental wellbeing and develop the skills and confidence needed to move onto independent living.” “We provide practical and emotional support and focus on what someone can do rather than on what they can’t.” “The photographic project will see residents taking photos around the area with a view to displaying their work in the local community.” “It is aimed at helping residents integrate with the local community by building confidence and encouraging social inclusion.”
The Mayor, Councillor Dave Fleming, presented the cheque to Lisa Howells and Mavis Smith from the Richmond Fellowship, on 18th October 2018. Dave said: “It was a great privilege to present the grant to Lisa and Mavis and see a little of the fantastic work the Richmond Fellowship do in the town.” “I wish them every success with their photography project and look forward to see the end results”.
The Town Council has allocated up to £5,000 to support local organisations working for the benefit of the residents of Bishop Auckland. Community groups and local charities are invited to apply for grants of up to £500.
To download an application form and for further information, visit the latest Community Fund post.