At the RR, we place a great emphasis on ensuring our members and volunteers are actively engaged in activities that not only enhance their mental well-being but also help them feel more connected to our community. In order to achieve this, we have taken steps to make our activities more accessible and inclusive, catering to the diverse interests of our members and volunteers.
After listening to feedback from our members and volunteers, we realised that we needed to find new ways to encourage everyone to get involved in RR activities. Our goal was to create an environment where everyone felt comfortable participating and where they could develop new skills and interests.
To achieve this, we decided to make our activities more accessible by offering them on a daily basis rather than just on set days. This way, our members and volunteers could drop in and participate in activities that interested them whenever they had free time.
We also introduced a range of new activities, including jewellery making, diamond art, embroidery, and crochet, to cater to a wide range of interests. In addition, we focused on special events such as Valentine’s Day, Easter, the Coronation, Christmas, and other occasions to enable our members and volunteers to make items for themselves or to sell at RR.
One of our volunteers, for example, crocheted red roses for Valentine’s Day, which were a huge hit and were all sold out. The money raised from the sales went back into providing materials, enabling us to continue to offer a wide range of activities.
Since making these changes, we have seen a significant increase in engagement and participation in our activities. Our members and volunteers have developed new skills, made new friends, and enjoyed a greater sense of belonging to our community.
In conclusion, we are proud of the positive impact that our changes have had on the RR community. By making our activities more accessible and inclusive, we have encouraged everyone to get involved and take part in activities that not only help improve their mental health but also foster a sense of community and belonging.