Domestic Abuse Commission Questionnaire

Have you experienced domestic abuse, live in England and Wales, and used support services or thought about getting support in the past three years? If so, the Domestic Abuse Commissioner wants to hear from you about your experiences, as part of her national mapping work. The survey takes 15 – 25 minutes and will be open until 31st January 2021. It’s completely anonymous and will […]

Read Me Leave comment

Happy New Year!

Wishing all our service users, tenants and partners a happy and prosperous 2022!

Read Me Leave comment

New Live Well Kent & Medway programs for 2022 funded by Shaw Trust

Subject to Covid protections, in March 2022 Sunlight Centre will be hosting four new 12 week wellbeing courses The four courses are Men’s Health, Growing Vegetables in Pots, Gardening for Fun and Community Radio Production and Presenting Run by men for men, Men’s Health will provide an opportunity for men to talk together about all aspects of male health and mental health, empowering them to […]

Read Me Leave comment

smartskills

As services and shops move online or change into apps, knowing how to use a smartphone, laptop or PC is becoming more and more important. SmartSkills is a digital learning program designed to empower people to use their devices effectively and with confidence. At the present time, the course is delivered online with factsheets and videos available on our website.

Read Me Leave comment

Christmas Craft Fayre is Covid-safe

At Sunlight Centre the wellbeing of our visitors is our top priority. In line with the recent government announcements we have decided to modify the format of our Christmas Craft Fayre on Saturday 4th December to ensure that it is covid-safe. As a result Sunlight Centre staff, volunteers and stallholders must provide a negative lateral flow test, and will wear a face covering at all […]

Read Me Leave comment

16 Days of Action against Domestic Abuse campaign

Domestic Abuse can be experienced by anyone, regardless of age, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, culture or religion. Sunlight is supporting Kent Integrated Domestic Abuse Service and Medway Domestic Abuse Services’ 16 Days of Action campaign with a social media campaign and supporting literature. The campaign starts on 25 December.

Read Me Leave comment

Craft Workshops

In the run up to our Christmas Craft Fayre on December 4, Sunlight Centre is running free weekly craft workshops for the community. Crafts are designed to be simple but impactful, giving beneficiaries something special to take home and building their creative confidence. Items include Christmas cards, tree baubles and glitter glass.

Read Me Leave comment

Co-op Local Community Fund

Sunlight Development Trust is delighted to announce that its High Hopes Community Garden will be a beneficiary of the Co-op Local Community Fund for the next 12 months The generosity of Co-op members will allow the Trust to replace the unsafe wooden steps up to the garden with a metal staircase, and build a weatherproof log cabin for extra support groups and wellness events.

Read Me Leave comment

AGM

Sunlight Development Trust will be holding its Annual General Meeting at 9.30am on Saturday 4 December in Room 2 at the Sunlight Centre, 105 Richmond Road, Gillingham ME7 1LX

Read Me Leave comment

Half term support for families

Last week Café Sunlight held a series of Hallowe’en themed creative activities for local children, including colouring, crafts, cookie decorating and pumpkin carving. All activities were free, and every child received a certificate celebrating their work. The daily events provided families an opportunity to get out of the home and do something fun at no cost to them, which was very welcome.

Read Me Leave comment