The Compass is a Community Hub.
Our two main objectives are
- To improve quality of life by providing families and individuals education, training, cultural, recreational and other appropriate services to anyone in need who resides in Felixstowe and the surrounding area
- The advancement of the Christian faith through prayer, care, compassion and relevant practical and spiritual help
We aim to provide holistic, (signposting and/or direct intervention) to individuals or families who have been referred or have self-referred, throughout Felixstowe and the local areas.
All the current existing services, even those such as the self-prescribing team where a more holistic approach is taken, centre on an individual, a specific issue or have a session number limit. We believe families need to be looked at as a whole unit, and that addressing some of the lower-level issues (e.g poor literacy, money management, food or technical poverty) can alleviate some of the higher level problems that require professional expertise. By the time help is sought, the issues have been building for a long time.
Isolation, Loneliness, Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing by being a place for people to be able to pop in for a cuppa, piece of cake and a chat, signposting service.
Financial Hardship – Support for money management, help with budgeting, support for families with food poverty and fuel poverty.
Educational attainment – As part of our work we work with families and agencies/organisations to access where there are missing services in our area. For ex we are looking to run simple life skills courses which will include things like how to sew a button on, fix a bike puncture, simple cooking skills, family groups, how to use a search engine online, simple IT skills like how to write a letter or a CV and much more.