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Flower Of Justice Southampton

"Let justice roll on like a river and righteousness like a mighty stream"

Amos 5 v 24

The Flower Estate was built in the 1930s to re-house families from slums elsewhere in Southampton. Today 1,430 households live on the estate with over 1,000 children aged between four and twelve. The estate is one of the poorest areas of the city, well below the national average in community safety, health, education and skills, and with the third highest crime rate in Southampton. 

Our aim is to help families who live in the Flower Roads area of Southampton, to support them through the challenges they are facing and to enable them to have a better quality of life. Project workers and a group of dedicated volunteers, some of whom live on the estate, carry out the activities.Our aim is to help families who live in the Flower Roads area of Southampton, to support them through the challenges they are facing and to enable them to have a better quality of life. 

As we have built relationships with the community, we have identified various key areas of need:

We support families through

Food Project
Debt is a significant problem for many families. When money is tight we are able to provide food parcels for up to 18 families who cannot afford their weekly shop. We also give financial help for gas and electricity and essential household appliances.

Sunday Club

Clun Zion has been running since 1995 and attracts around 80 children most Sunday afternoons. It is a mixture of games with prizes, crafts, sports, music and dancing.

There is a theme each week to encourage the children to explore God's love and His purpose for their lives.

 

Weekly Groups

Each week we run a bike project to teach the children how to repair and maintain their bikes, and a music club to teach children how to play a musical instrument. We also do a talk/discussion time at the CU at our local comprehensive school. The aim of each is the same as Club Zion: we want to see young people grow in self-worth, significance and security and to be empowered to make informed choices.

Fishing Club

Club Zion’s fishing club is very popular. It offers the children a hobby that teaches them to respect their environment and gives them a sense of achievement each time they catch a fish.

Trips

An on-going programme of trips has included ice-skating, trips to see bands, visits to the New Forest and other local visitor attractions. We have also taken 20 families summer camping – for many of them their first ever holiday.

Befriending

In all of our activities the team is keen to build friendships with the young people and to be a listening ear. Children who are excluded from school often visit the workers who live on the estate and are encouraged to return to their education.

Bob & Colette Light

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Contact:

Central Hall

St Mary Street
Southampton
SO14 1NF

Telephone: +44 (0) 23 8023 7700

Fax: +44 (0) 23 8023 4555
Email:
Boblight@cornerstone-network.org     or
info@newcommunity.org.uk