Are you a business or trades person with a passion to help your Community and improve living areas for children and elderly?
Please get involved! Poor living conditions have a real detrimental effect on mental and physical health for many young children and elderly people. The education of children can suffer as a result of an unsuitable bedroom with lack of sleep and mental well being. Many families live in poor conditions and the effect on society can be huge.
Providing a fresh, warm and comfortable bedroom can improve health and well being greatly. We have some amazing local companies on board all offering time, skills, materials and resources to help. We are always looking for more businesses and tradespeople to help with our room refurbishments, the more help we have the more genuine people we can help. This could literally mean helping us do one room per year!
As this service involves hundreds if not thousands of pounds worth of time, materials and resources given free we do have a strict criteria for those applying.
'Amazing, you are all truly wonderful beautiful people and now everyone knows It -well done god bless you and our city should thank you all for what you do.' Kathy Riley
A lovely family from the Croxteth area of Liverpool who had suffered awful circumstances over the last few years were referred to us from a family support worker who recognised there was a need for help within the home, especially in the 3 bedrooms of the children.
"Since my kids bedrooms have been done I don't know what's happened to me, the difference in me and the kids is unbelievable! I've even got back in the gym and never thought I'd see the day I started to live again. Honest, there was one point I really felt like giving up but An Hour For Others really helped me push myself." Mum
Who can help?
As the demand for this service is really high we do need many more:
- Building & construction companies
- Painters & decorators
- Soft furnishing companies
- Joiners and carpenters
- Other specialist tradespeople
- Furniture companies
If you can't volunteer please help us by making a donation
How do I apply?
We do have a detailed application process people need to go through to be eligible for the bedroom refurbishment. Due to such high demand for this service we do prioritise those referred from schools, local organisations or professional bodies in Liverpool. If referring yourself you must be able to produce 2 professional references and clearly show you match our criteria. The process includes an initial submission form on this website (improving living conditions), an informal meeting at our office, a home visit and further application form. We then produce a full report to our board of trustees to make the final decision.
Please Note: An Hour For Others is fully committed to inspiring and empowering people to play a part in creating a better community, every single one of us is special and has it within us to be leaders in our community and role models to our children. In some circumstances we would like to see people engage in a number of hours of positive AHFO community activities before we consider giving time, skills, materials and resources for free within the home.
- When applying please show as much evidence of matching our criteria below. Those not showing enough evidence of will not be considered.
- Are living conditions a risk to physical or mental health?
- Can you show evidence of how bedroom improvement will have a positive social impact?
- Are you able and willing to engage in our AHFO community?
- Give time to help others yourself?
- Provide references from relevant school or organisation?
- Are you an isolated elderly resident or a parent with vulnerable children?
- Are you on a low income?
- Have you tried to improve your own circumstances?
- Have you searched for help elsewhere?
- Will you be able to maintain the refurbished room?
- Can we keep in touch with you to review impact?
Apply for this service
If you feel you or someone you know would benefit from this service and matches our criteria please fill in the form below.
*** PLEASE NOTE WE MUST SEE EVIDENCE OF HOW YOU OR THOSE YOU ARE REFERRING ARE HELPING THEIR OWN CIRCUMSTANCES ***
We may feel family/individual would benefit firstly from accessing one of our other services with a view to a bedroom refurbishment. We also want to create a better community so would require those nominated to be willing to engage in activities/events we have planned.