"We feel strongly about maintaining access to hubs for people to come together and receive the services they require whilst integrating with their community."
Our aim is to empower communities in our neighbourhood to reduce poverty and isolation.
We run a range of our own projects to support people of all ages and refugee communities. Each week we also use our centre as a local hub for 45+ other charities and community groups, supporting more than 1100 people.
Our Love to Learn project seeks to empower the education of refugee children, whilst also giving their families the support they need to transition into life in the UK. We organise 1:1 homework sessions and communal homework clubs for refugee children and provide advocacy where refugee parents can receive advice around housing, health, immigration and education matters. We also run free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), maths, and childcare courses.
Through our Elder’s programme we work with our members to support their wellbeing and physical health. Alongside our regular activities which include chair exercise classes, a sewing group and lunch club, we also offer special extras such as trips and events. Our Elder’s dance group was delighted to attend and perform at the Christmas lunch and carol concert organised by the Council’s Regeneration Team in York Gardens Library and Community Centre.
Having served the communities of Battersea and Wandsworth for nearly a century, we feel strongly about maintaining access to hubs for people to come together and receive the services they require whilst integrating with their community. No matter what changes and improvements are made in the area through the regeneration, we feel that they should be community-led to meet the needs of local people.
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