Programme 2020-21

Existing programme

Activities below were being provided when the community centre went into lockdown because of the Covid-19 epidemic. These sessions resumed, beginning in the second week in September.

Coffee & Chat – every Monday, 1.30pm and 3pm; every Thursday 1.30pm
Run by Lee Fair Share. Conversation, refreshments and activities to overcome loneliness and isolation, making friends in the process. Have held outdoor sessions since August in nearby Edith Nesbit Gardens; starts in centre on 5 October.
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 7 September.
Funder: none – provided by volunteers
Session leader: Pat Coyne

Healthy exercises – every Tuesday, 9.30am and 11am
Keep fit to music with gentle exercises. Two 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. Most will start in October.

Advocacy and advice (to come)
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: job advert to go out on 2 October.

Reading and Writing – every Friday, 11am
Literacy skills for people who find it difficult to read or write. Starts on 2 October.
Funder: Trust for London
Session leader: Alex Peach

Arts & Crafts (Sewing) – every Thursday, 11am
Learn or improve your skills while making new friends. Starts on 15 October.
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