The Key Fund wrote this article about Pulp Friction and what we have been doing over the past ten months and how we view the future https://thekeyfund.co.uk/finance/our-customers/pulp-friction/
Pulp Friction is no longer running the café at the National Justice |Museum. We have passed on the baton to our good friends Delicious Chocolates. Our members will continue to undertake placements under the expert supervision of Lisa and her team once the current Covid 19 situation eases and it is safe for our members to do so. We would like to thank all our customers and friends for supporting us over the past two years and we hope you will continue to support the café in the future.
Pulp Friction reopened its day service to members on the 1st September. We are really pleased to have most of our members returning to the Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service Canteen. A lot of work has gone on behind the scenes to ensure members and staff can work safely together.
Pulp Friction has moved online to support it’s members by providing dancing classes, singing lessons, cooking challenges, one to one check-ins and, much more. Our members, families and carers are really enjoying the continuation of service and the opportunity to meet and see friends online.
Pulp Friction is also working hard with FareShare to deliver food to the people in the community and residential homes across the city of Nottingham, Broxtowe Borough and the wider county of Nottingham. Nottingham Fire and Rescue Service are helping us deliver the food we receive from Fareshare. We have also teamed up with the White Lion Pub (Top House) in Bramcote to cook and deliver meals to homes in the Bramcote, Chilwell, Stapleford.
Due to the current health emergency, we are having to scale back our services. This is a worrying time for our members, customers, and staff and we will do our utmost to be able to resume a full service once the crisis subsides. We are going to be working with other providers to provide food and prepared meals to vulnerable and isolated members of the community. This crisis may well threaten the sustainability of Pulp Friction, however, we will be working hard to keep going!
Jill and Jessie attended a conference in Manchester in January which focussed on non-traditional models of social care. Jill and Jessie spoke about Pulp Friction and it’s work with people with learning disabilities and or Autism be more connected with their communities, raise self-esteem, improve their health and wellbeing and develop their work readiness skills. You can read more on this Blog https://socialcarefuture.blog/blog-2/
Community Catalysts have been helping community enterprises to start and grow for 10 years and during that time we’ve got to know so many inspiring people. People who, over time, have taken an idea, turned it into a successful micro-enterprise and then developed it into a really sustainable local business, employing people and changing lives. Once in a while, it gives us great pleasure to be able to introduce those established enterprises to new and emerging ones – giving bigger enterprises a chance to help the people they once were. Read the full article below.
Pulp Frictions Atmosphere Glee Choir are singing at Southwell Minster as part of the Joint Emergency Services Christmas Service on Wednesday 11th December.
The service is open to everyone, with refreshments available and performances from the Bridge Singers, Nottinghamshire Police Band, and the Nottinghamshire Police Pipe Band.
Representatives from each of the services all also be involved with readings and prayers.