In terms of a local resource-the shop is vital. It is a community hub and a really important space for people to get together, to learn and chat
– Shop user
Run by our shop co-ordinator with the support of volunteers, the Kingswood Estate Community Shop is designed to provide local people and those living on the estate with access to a wide range of services to help enhance their social, financial and emotional well-being, including:
We are always on the lookout for new volunteers without whom the shop could not exist. Would you like to become a volunteer? We are particularly looking for people with skills in customer care, fundraising and admin and/or experience in supporting children ad young people. In return we can offer access to training opportunities and work experience as well as references to help those who want it into paid employment.
2/3 of the 29 volunteers supporting the KCS project over the last 5 years moved into paid employment or training after being with us