Who We Are
The UCKG HelpCentre is a UK charity dedicated to helping people live life to the full – physically, emotionally and spiritually. Over the years, we’ve reached such a large and diverse group of individuals that our growing family now includes some 12 million people from all walks of life, across 172 countries.
We are highly adaptive, with a close ear to the ground and ready in identifying the needs of people, simply because helping them is what drives us!
We exist for anyone and everyone who knows that life can be better but has not discovered how to make this happen yet.
What We Do
We realise that the best and most permanent help we can give anyone is to empower them teaching them how to help themselves. This goal underlines everything that we do.
In practical terms, the heart of our work is the daily sessions and community groups that offer practical support activities and events to engage the locals and point them in the right direction.
How We Do It
One step at a time—we understand that changing your life is not as simple as changing a shirt! After all, we’re dealing with deep-rooted habits, behaviours and problems that may not change overnight, but can be tackled step-by-step and this is what we teach people.
The daily sessions and community groups work to help break down big goals into manageable steps that work together to reach their target.
The practical advice and teachings are coupled with free one-to-one sessions to empower and equip individuals with the right tools to improve various aspects of their lives.
The UCKG HelpCentre takes the approach of forming Community Groups as a way of engaging its members in lending a helping hand to the local community. The groups are formed to help specific areas of the community, where people are suffering and struggling to find suitable help.
Most members of these groups have either suffered with problems similar to those of the people they aim to help and were successful in overcoming them or had a successful experience through a relative or friend. This experience coupled with the necessary training provided by the UCKG HelpCentre staff equips them to do much more than just giving moral support or encouragement to those who are suffering.
For The Hospital Patients
The Patient Care Group is a band of people who have volunteered to lessen the burden of illness on patients and their families, by extending the hand of friendship and support to them. On request, the volunteers provide company and a listening ear.
They visit patients in hospitals, hospices, nursing homes or their own homes regularly, and will also be there for the patient’s family if this is required.
For The Youths
We know that the best time to prepare for the future is during our young years, when we’re open to learn and game for new challenges. However, we also know that young people don’t want to be cooped up indoors bored out of their brains!
It’s hard to find a balance to cater for all this, but this is why the Victory Youth Group (VYG) exists.
In a nutshell, the VYG is a place for young people to grow together in an exciting and productive way to successful adulthood. The group isn’t about telling them what to do; it’s about equipping youths with the right tools to be able to make informed and positive decisions about their future.
For The Beautiful Survivors
Abuse comes in various forms—seen or unseen, physical or emotional—,all of which are very painful. It’s not uncommon to feel as though you have no choice but to keep quiet when you find yourself in this situation; after all, who do you go to when the one you love the most is the perpetrator? Where do you find the strength to expose something that often seems so shameful?
The RAHAB Group (RAHAB stands for Removing All Hurt and Abuse) acts as a support system offering free and confidential advice to women who are or have once been exposed to domestic abuse.
For The Inmates And Their Families
Prison inmates are often seen as society’s failures; people who can be set aside and forgotten or who are feared, condemned and despised for the wrong that they did.
The UCKG HelpCentre believes that no one is beyond help, and has acted on that view by establishing the Rescue of Dignity Group (ROD). These are volunteers who support prisoners and their families.
They correspond through letters and regular visits helping inmates to make positive changes in their behaviour and attitude while in prison.
For When You Need To Talk
A problem shared is often a problem halved. Recognising this, the UCKG HelpCentre runs a Helpline Call Centre 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round to provide a caring, listening ear and help callers find the solutions they need. So, whether it is simply information you want or you desperately need someone to talk to, we’re here for you! So before you give up, give us a call on 020 7686 6000.
The UCKG HelpCentre is a non-profit organisation that works to help people live a happy and fulfilled life irrespective of their background. If you appreciate the work of the charity, take a moment to show your support by giving a voluntary donation that will help towards its growth.