Supporting communities across Portland and Wyke Regis to live happier and more fulfilling lives.
ICA is a small charity, formed in 1999 to help tackle some of the key issues affecting local residents. We do this through a range of different services and activities, all of which are delivered by a small part-time staff team and our amazing group of volunteers.Why the community needs us
ICA's projects include Silver Island, which supports our older, more vulnerable and isolated residents through a range of activities and services, including befriending, transport, DIY and gardening support, lunch clubs, art and singing groups, exercise classes and the Man Shed. We also run Portland Pride, a project dedicated to supporting people's engagement in growing and cooking local food and tackling climate change. In addition, ICA is a Community Hub and Volunteer Bureau.Our impact on the community
Regular evaluation shows that our activities have a real and positive impact on people's lives. For example, our older clients feel less isolated and lonely with maintained or improved physical and mental health, all of which helps them to live happier, healthier and more independent lives for longer. Our volunteers enjoy making a positive contribution to their community and also benefit from increased confidence, happiness and the training, learning and social opportunities we offer them.
We are currently looking for volunteers to help deliver our services for older people, from befrienders to drivers.