Projects

Golding Vision, together with a diverse range of key partners, helps to create and deliver innovative projects that benefit the local communities. 

 Below you will be able to to find out more information about the projects we are involved in. 

Our Top 6 Community Projects

GET ACTIVE

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Kent Sport and Golding Vision have been working in partnership over the last year to find new ways to engage young people and combat anti-social behaviour experienced by residents on the estates.  The Get Active project aims to make housing areas better places to live, bring communities together and offer young people access to fun activities not usually available to them.

Get Active is a free sport and physical activity programme to encourage young people in Maidstone to get active.  Funded entirely by Golding Vision sports on offer included American football, boxing, fishing, baseball/softball, football, cricket, archery tag, and gymnastics.

For more information about our Get Active sport activities please visit Facebook or for any other enquiries call Kent Sport on 07886 772405

ACCESS FOR ALL

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Access for All is the only event of its kind in Maidstone.  Organised solely by Golding Vision it brings together a host of organisations and clubs offering information, activities, and advice to support the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities, their carers and families.

Alongside the market stalls there are opportunities for visitors to get involved and learn more about the many different sporting activities for people with disabilities with demonstrations from local clubs.

It is often the case that many people with disabilities are not aware of all the different services that are available to them.  Our aim with Access for All is to help raise awareness of the opportunities that are available.

Access for All is held every year; if you are interested in getting involved please contact us.

To see how great the event is, take a look at our video from the Access for All 2017 event courtesy of the KM Charity Team.

HEALTH MOT ROADSHOW

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The Health MOT Roadshow is an award winning initiative designed to raise awareness and increase the uptake of the NHS Health Check programme.   This unique collaboration between Golding Vision, MITIE, Kent County Council, Wellbeing People and Kent Community Health NHS Foundation, has been highly successful in engaging with people in their local communities about their health and wellbeing.

On board the Health Bus you are offered either a 30 minute NHS Health Check or a 10 minute Health MOT.  Those needing additional support can be referred directly to their GP or to a local healthy lifestyle programme. The Bus regularly tours the county visiting workplaces, community centres, day centres and sporting events.

To find out where the bus is going next visit http://www.healthmotroadshow.co.uk/ or contact The Health MOT Roadshow team on 01622 834826. 

DISABILITY EDDIE

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Working in partnership with Wellbeing People, Golding Vision commissioned a series of animated films called ‘Eddie and Friends’ which are designed to engage pre-school children on a range of health and wellbeing topics.

The films are based around Eddie the Elephant and his adventures at Multicolour Cottage.  Children learn about the importance of drinking water, whilst at the same time developing their numeracy and literacy skills.  The third in the series is about normalising disability and has been supported by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.

The films are accompanied by a resource pack which includes activity sheets, lesson plans, parent and teacher guides and stickers.  There is also an online educational portal with touch screen games and activities.  

The resource pack is available to all Maidstone pre-schools free of charge.  For more information please call Wellbeing People on 01622 834834 or email enquiries@wellbeingpeople.com

View our launch video by clicking the link: Disability Eddie Launch Video

GARDEN ORGANIC

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Community gardens have been springing up across our neighbourhoods in Maidstone, thanks to a team of volunteer ‘Growing Buddies’ who are championing the healthy benefits of growing your own fruit and vegetables.

A few years ago Golding Vision commissioned national charity Garden Organic to work with residents at Walshaw House and Telford House in Maidstone town centre to create their own community garden and share skills on growing plants. Following the success of this project we recruited Growing Buddies to inspire others to become green fingered and bring the food growing message to their neighbourhoods. In May 2016 Growing Buddy James O’Sullivan and his family have transformed a disused play space in Park Wood into a new community garden for everyone to enjoy. 

You can continue to follow the progress of the garden on their Facebook page. 

Contact us if you are interested in this project

ABACUS FURNITURE STORE

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Golding Vision joined forces with West Kent Extra to establish a pre-used furniture store in Shepway, previously located in Park Wood, Maidstone. 

Abacus has a particular focus on helping people who may be moving into their first home, with new but low-cost bedding, towels and curtains all available from the Shepway store. The shop is open to everyone and there is even a delivery service.

If you have any unwanted furniture or household items that you no longer need then Abacus are able to arrange a free of charge collection. 

To find out more information please contact Abacus on 01622 620464 or email abacusfp@hotmail.com