A Year of Zoom!

Rhianan – Charity Manager and Caroline -Counselling Volunteer on Zoom!



During the Pandemic we have been ever more grateful to our volunteers across all projects. The Counselling Volunteers stepped up to have extra training and adapted to new policies and ways of working very quickly to respond to the need of the community to be able to offer Counselling remotely to existing clients as well as increasing the COVID response capacity to help even more during some of the toughest, loneliest and most isolating times.

Thankyou to our Allotment Volunteers who have kept the site healthy and helped with the growth and maintenance of the site aiding the delivery of fresh produce to the community as well as helping provide space outdoors which is so beneficial to mental health.

We are very proud of our Staff and Volunteer team. THANKYOU ALL SO MUCH!

Statement from Knowle West Health Association:

We are sad to announce that we will be temporarily putting all our groups on hold until further notice due to the Coronavirus official advice from the government this week. we have also made the difficult move to close the office and work from home to do our part to social distance. There will be attendance by a few staff members on a weekly basis to check messages , emails and to contact our most vulnerable to check in. While this is a time to social distance as a life saving measure for those most vulnerable in society we also want to be able to serve the community, so we have been able to continue the counselling service by telephone/Skype which is so important at such a challenging time for those with depression and isolation already. We will also be ensuring the most vulnerable among those we engage with in our groups are supported. We want to also work with our neighbouring organisations to offer support and will do this to the best of our capacity. For now we would like to say – stay safe, and take care of those you have around you that are most in need, we all need to pick up a dust pan and brush each and do what we can but also not burn out as this will be a marathon and not a race and we must all preserve energy between us. One thing that can manifest from the fear and panic and overload of information is the sharing of unconfirmed medical advice. It is well meant but please ensure that whatever you share is official guidance so we can be helpful not harmful. For any enquiries over the coming weeks please email rhianan@knowlewesthealthassoc.org.uk or call 01179639569 and we will pick up messages and get back to you as soon as possible. Wishing you care and safety until we are all back on track again- which we will be.

Kindest regards

Rhianan Lowes – Manager , Knowle West Health Association

New Board members wanted

New Board members wanted

We are seeking committed, motivated individuals who can spare at least 2.5 hours per month to join the Board of Directors; this could also include time for sub groups such as personnel/policy.  If any of the following applies, we would love to hear from you:

• a local individual with excellent fundraising skills interested in improving the health and wellbeing of the local community

• an individual with employment law skills and/or charity law knowledge and expertise. This individual should be able to take accurate minutes as and when required.

• an individual with up-to-date Human Resources skills, knowledge and expertise. This individual should be able to take accurate minutes as and when required.