Together We Grow Project - BBC London News
Skills & Care Greenwich transformed allotments plots at Middle Park Avenue in Eltham into community food growing garden to help Gurkha veterans and their families.
After a high-profile campaign led by actress Joanna Lumley won many Gurkha veterans the right to settle in the UK. However, the life of Gurkha veteran and windows has not been all that easy since the immigrated to the UK. The Gurkhas still do not get equal pensions to their British counterparts. Putting financial difficulties on one side, these veteran are struggling due to the language barrier, lack of education, cultural barrier, old age. Skills & Care, a not for profit organisation in South East London helping these veterans to combat with isolations, loneliness and give them a sense of belongings. The project gives them a therapeutic place to escape and sense of belongings.
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Gurkha Story -BBC Inside Out
A piece of Skills & Care Greenwich's work was featured in Matthew Wright's Inside Out programme on BBC channel. The programme focuses on how Gurkha veterans are struggling to settle in the UK and how Skills & Care is contributing to their well-being.
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Nepal Earthquake Appeal - BBC London News
Skills & Care Greenwich co-ordinated Royal Borough of Greenwich's Nepal Earthquake Appeal and collected over 20 tons of donations for victims and their families.
On Saturday, April 25, 2015 a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, just northwest of the capital of Kathmandu. It was the worst quake to strike the region in more than 80 years.