Women's Resilience Fund

As a Community Grant Partner of the Smallwood Trust, Colab Exeter can now receive applications to The Women’s Resilience Fund. The fund will provide grants, one to one and group support to equip women with the tools to escape poverty and have a secure and stable future with improved living standards.

This grant funding is primarily available to women living in the Exeter area.

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Colab Evolution

Over the last four years CoLab Exeter has been developing as a wellbeing hub specialising in support and signposting for a wide range of people, including those with more complex needs, who come to the building for personal support, and help navigating the system.

We made a decision at the start of the year to mark our fourth anniversary by checking in on our general progress, by asking partners and other stakeholders for their view...

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Exeter Homeless Partnership

CoLab Exeter and partners have been awarded a three-year grant by Comic Relief in order to find better solutions to homelessness in the City.

The starting point of the project is a desire to find out how everyone in the city feels about homelessness; especially people who have a lived experience.

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Resilient Women Programme

The Resilient Women Project aims to develop a whole system approach to working with women at risk of entering, or already navigating, the Justice System. 

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First Step

The First Step Project supports recovery from mental ill-health by connecting people with; volunteering opportunities, meaningful activities, social opportunities, and other networks in their community, that can be accessed alongside any ongoing medication and therapeutic work.

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Wellbeing Exeter

The Wellbeing Exeter project facilitates a social prescribing model that empowers individuals to have more control over their health, wellbeing and social welfare by connecting them to non-medical community networks and sources of support.

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Better Health Exeter

Better Health Exeter is a new project that has been set by Exeter Health Education Partnership, which is made up of Exeter Patient Panel, Wellbeing Exeter, Exeter Primary Care, RD&E Hospital Trust & Community Services and Adult Health & Social Care Team, and it is based at CoLab Exeter.

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SIMPL Project

What would an inclusive model of social entrepreneurship across the city look like?

As part of the SIMPL Project with partners in Torbay and Plymouth Colab has been awarded funding from the Barrow Cadbury Trust’s Connect Fund. In a collaborative, action learning process we are engaging a diverse group of people: ones with complex lives, (social) entrepreneurs, investors, creatives, commissioners etc to come together around the question ‘what would an inclusive model of social entrepreneurship across the city look like?’.

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Vision Care for Homeless People

Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) set up an optician's clinic in the Clock Tower Surgery in July 2017. It is run by volunteers, with many local optometrists coming in to do eye examinations, all free of charge. 

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