Sewing to Sustain

2020 was hard. So much to contend with and yet so much to be grateful for. We are emerging on the other side. Yes we were lucky to receive some emergency funding and thankfully the emergency is now over. Back to ‘normal’ business means an endless stream of funding applications with less chance of success than ever before as huge numbers of us compete for limited resources. We want to use what limited capacity and time we have differently.

Introducing Sewing to Sustain: our latest project. We spent the month of May piloting a bright idea

Here is our Press release:

Press Release May 2021

Sewing to Sustain in pictures

In a short space of time, we perfected our production line: cutting; pinning; ironing; sewing; packaging

Join us for the Launch: Friday 28th May


Welcome to 2021

What a way to begin the new year as ‘lockdown life’ continues. Our work is important, our community is important and we are doing all we can to help people stay connected, this is important. In addition to helping out and supporting where possible, we are running three key projects as follows:

The Parents Space continued… As you know we have had to suspend the weekly Drop Ins to our community hub however, are still able to see individuals BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. This service is on a Monday afternoon between 1.3 0 – 4.30pm and is aimed at people who need face to face support with formal correspondence; housing; education & parenting etc. We are trialing an online Drop-In. Get in touch if you would like the link to join. This project is funded through:

For those of us who remain indoors, we have started a weekly Movement & Medi session: Mondays 11.30 – 12.30pm. Feedback to date has been great. It breaks the monotony of the long weekends and sets us up for the week ahead. Email contact details are on the flyer or you can contact us via this site and we will send you the zoom link to join. Which brings me to ask – are you OK with the Zoom app? Have you used it? Would you like any support to join the session: An old fashion email will do – let us know if you would like a hand Zooming.

Want to join us? Ask for the Zoom link

Would you like to continue improving your English?

The ESOL Home Learning Project has been running for a few months now and is proving a welcome addition to ‘lockdown life’ for many.

Whilst our community hub remains closed for group activity, we are able to facilitate the ‘Pass and Collect system. Just let us have an idea of the time you will be here and we will have your Home Learning Pack ready for collection. All we ask is that you practice ‘social distancing’ in the event there is another person here at that time. We expect you to pass and collect as part of your permitted exercise or walk.

We appreciate not everyone is able to leave their home for the permitted exercise and ask that you get in touch if you would like Home Learning Packs delivered to your home.

Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Connected

As I write this, we’re now in our forth week of ‘Lockdown’. We have all been asked to stay at home and only go out for essentials such as food, medication and exercise. This is indeed a trying time for us all. Our regular face to face meetings, classes and workshops in our community space have ground to a halt. This has not stopped us continuing our work in the community.

We believe we must find the positive where we can and today has been a lovely day. The sun was shining as we started the day with a wonderful Meditation session. Our first week we had four participants, this morning there was a full house as 13 of us showed up to take part in the online session via Zoom. Big thanks to Sis Aamasade for leading the meditation.

Keeping the Connection

Today the Tell It Family connected and we will keep this connection going.

I know some people are finding things hard and here at Tell It we want to be of service where we can. If you need help with anything from food supplies and paperwork to toys and activities for all the family, GET IN TOUCH NOW.

I’ll be hosting an online Drop-In session on Mondays between 2 -4pm. Please get in touch if you would like the link to join us on Mondays @ the online Drop-In or if you would like to join us for our Well Being Wednesdays online Meditation sessions at 11.30am. Stay safe & well.