The Better Views project was established in response to our residents need for accessible support in times of need due to challenges associated with loneliness, or anxiety/depression.
Based on self management approaches, we help our fellow residents and neighbours to create and deliver a network of social activities and resources.
Our vision is to create confident and connected communities and people through the power of our wonderful outdoors and community green spaces. Inspiring people to make positive changes in their lives and communities.
As our community has grown in confidence, our residents have created new groups or taken on the delivery of new activities in their community. We are making new connections, which make a positive difference in our lives and communities.
As people and communities we have the abilities and skills to make a positive contribution and to get things done.
Helping each other
Above all we share our experiences and skills, we encourage each other when things are going well and not so well.
We are focused on making a difference and we won’t give up when its gets tough. We learn, adapt and keep going.
Make a difference
We can and will make a difference and pass on better places and communities to our children. We do this through small actions repeated often.
Community MasterChef's at the Alexandria Social cooking group
"The project activities give me a structure I didn’t have before”
“Volunteering with the Leamy Foundation makes me feel I am contributing something worthwhile to my community.”
Our volunteer attended the Sow and grow sessions at the Blue Triangle Lomond project and along with her neighbours, built a community growing space right outside their door! As a result, neighbours established Betty’s Bloomers, growing their own veg.
Last year was their first time growing veg in her home.’ I purchased a small plastic greenhouse and started to grow different herbs and peppers.
Our volunteer was soon helping to run the sessions and soon became a Lead Volunteer for the Alexandria Community Growing space. She is also a core Volunteer in our Learn and Grow program and has recently become the Chair of her local Tenants and Residents association.