‘The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members ‘ – Coretta Scott King
Communities that survive are those whose members rally together in times of need and crisis. But communities that thrive are those who have dedicated people who live, work of study in the locality, who are aware of grassroot needs and together with like minded individuals work to find long term sustainable solutions.
IAMU works with community hubs in the UK. These hubs target local needs. They run food banks, education and wellbeing project, hygiene initiatives, clothing banks, and work with victims of domestic violence.
They work with some of the UK’s most vulnerable individuals including, the elderly, families on low incomes, refugees, people with no recourse to public funds, rough sleepers, people living in insecure housing, those will mental health challenges and the BAME community.
These hubs are mainly run by volunteers who partner with civil society, educational institutions and faith-based groups to tackle the issues of urban life in 21st Britain.
Houndsfield Community Hub
The Houndsfield Community hub in the heart of Edmonton in the borough of Enfield in North London. Each week, it runs the Bread of Life Food pantry and the Made in Enfield food distribution project. It also runs mental wellbeing workshops and the Ears2Hear Listening service.