Our Mutual Project was set up to address the issues associated with social isolation and loneliness by supporting our beneficiaries improve their abilities to build relationships by participating in activities chosen and adapted by and for themselves.
Previously ‘Freedge’; a project solely focused on redistributing food, Re-Serve's mission is also to redistribute food, and, we decided to redirect the project to also focus on reducing food waste and empower our beneficiaries by training them.
FREEDGE was a project that aimed to tackle food waste and poverty in the local Middlesbrough area. After conducting a needs assessment we identified that many people in Middlesbrough struggle accessing food and do not have the funding at times to purchase food .
‘Auricle’ aims to create an emotionally supportive environment via a mental health café where individuals can receive emotional support in an informal environment with volunteers trained to provide support through active listening and signposting.
Pathway was a project designed to help individuals who are struggling to find work, by providing employability workshops and experience in a work environment, creating a more rounded service in order to better prepare the beneficiaries for the world of work.
Project Revamp worked with vulnerable women while offering them support and guidance through “the buddy system”. It aims to help the women gain self-confidence, inspire them to establish their own mini enterprise, or gain employment from the skills they learn during the sessions held at the Switch organisation.
Save the Woman
Working with female offenders in Nigerian prisons teaching them “life” skills such as chalk-making and jewellery manufacture, alongside business and enterprise skills that will enable the women to secure a stable job upon their release from prison and prevent a return to crime. Now an independent social enterprise