Existing programme

Activities below were being provided when the community centre went into lockdown because of the Covid-19 epidemic. These sessions are resuming in April. However, you will need to ensure you’re booked in to attend as we have to stick to Government guidelines for health checks and social distancing.

Please check with the centre coordinator, Shirley Kirkland, to be sure that your activity is running, or book an appointment for the Advocacy & Advice service. Contact info@lgl.org.uk; or telephone 07706 931986 and leave a message.

Coffee & Chat – every Monday, 1.30pm; every Thursday 1.30pm
Run by Lee Fair Share. Conversation, refreshments and activities to overcome loneliness and isolation, making friends in the process. Sessions will be held in nearby Edith Nesbit Gardens, weather permitting; otherwise, at the centre.
Funder: Various, including Awards for All, Neighbourhood Community Development Partnership (NCDP)
Session leader: Lorraine Spenceley

Computer classes – every Monday, 10am
Improve and/or learn skills in using computers. Also support in publishing your own work. Started on 19 April.
Funder: none – provided by volunteers
Session leader: Pat Coyne

Healthy exercises – every Tuesday, 9.30am and 11am (from 18 June)
Keep fit to music with gentle exercises. Two separate sessions started on 8 September.
Funder: NCDP
Session leader: Jean Lee


New or restored programme

Most of the activities and services, below, have been provided in the past but ceased due to loss of funding. A few others are new. All will receive funding. Plans to start these will depend on outreach and finalising how they are provided, making use where appropriate of remote facilities.

Advocacy and advice (tbd, but phone for an appointment)
Help and information for people having difficulties with benefits, housing, employment or other issues. Includes support for people with related mental health problems.
Funder: Trust for London
Session leader: Joanne Harvey.

Reading and Writing – every Friday (from 23 April), 11am
Literacy skills for people who find it difficult to read or write.
Funder: Trust for London
Session leader: Alex Peach

Sewing – every Thursday, 11am
Learn or improve your skills while making new friends.
Funder: NCDP
Session leader: Nikki Bailey

Men’s Group
Run by Blue Ribbon. Activities for men with mental health issues. Outreach began in September.
Funder: NCDP
Session leader: Trevor Pybus