Foundation for Active Community Engagement (FACE) is a registered youth & community charity based in Filton, running regular activities for people of all ages and backgrounds across the wider Bristol & South Glos areas.
Our focus is on supporting people to improve their lives and the community around them; through better skills, knowledge, opportunities, access to wider support, and making a positive difference by being 'active' in their community.
The work of FACE is very different at the moment as all of our group sessions are cancelled following Public Health England and government guidance on stopping the spread of Covid 19.
We were coordinating a volunteer network and shielding helpline 4 hours per day, which ceased in August 2020.
We continue to run a Community Store & Jigsaw Loaning scheme in our Filton youth centre foyer, which is now open Mondays - Fridays 10am-12pm.
We have been providing a range of resources and outreach activities for our members throughout the past 5 months via zoom, telephone, postal activities, and some groups began social distanced 'meet ups' from July 2020.
We are now working on our re-opening plan from Sept/October 2020 for all groups, with different sessions possibly opening on different weeks - more details to follow soon.
Some sessions will be on different times and days than they were before as we reduce our group sizes and spread activities across the week.
Please see the dedicated Covid19 page for more information.
For Children and Young People
Our children and young people's groups are all starting back in October 2020, following closure from March 2020 due to covid-19.
We are following National Youth Agency guidance for youth centre re-opening. Youth Work is exempt from the national "Rule of 6".
We look forward to welcoming young people back to our sessions. These may feel quite different with all the new guidance, restricted numbers, wearing masks (age 11+) and social distancing, but we will still be delivering great youth work activities for young people.
We also hope to soon be back to working within local schools, doing trips and residential activities, once Public Health England and National Youth Agency guidance gives this the all-clear!...next year?
For the wider Community
All community activities are currently cancelled during the pandemic.
We have a phased return for very small group community learning work from October 2020.
We hope to welcome back our Silver Surfers group, and start a new knitting & nattering group and a new jigsaw group... hopefully in 2021!
Following the cessation of the pub quiz nights we enjoyed so much, we have run 2 successful online quiz nights in July and September, and hope to have another one - celebrating all things Christmas - in December!
FACE's Core Values
These core values underpin all we do:
Equality: being fair and consistent, providing equality of opportunity where everyone can fulfil their potential
Fun: providing a safe space to develop, whilst maintaining an environment for fun
Respect: listening, trusting, encouraging, and challenging each other
Integrity: doing the right thing and being proud of all that we do
Empowerment: enabling people to grow, learn, participate, and thrive
Making A Difference: having a positive impact on people’s lives and in our local community