Well Being Wednesdays

Well Being Wednesdays 2!

Join us for a fantastic morning of relaxing activities. Due to popularity, this is now our third project aimed at improving well being for local residents. The morning begins at 10.30 with some seated exercise, gentle stretching and breathing exercises.

From 11.30 – 1.30 participants can choose from either:

  1. Smoothie making and/or juicing
  2. Sewing – with instruction

Some of our sewing projects to date include: quilting; cushion making; table runners and personal repairs and alterations.

 

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We are grateful to Westminster Adult Education Service for funding this project.

English Plus

Our project: English Plus is a series of weekly workshops that support the modelling, learning and use of the English language in an everyday context for ESOL participants (English for Speakers of Other languages).

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The project aims to bring people together for a common goal of skills development & to foster stronger community links by facilitating a medium through which genuine
relationships can be forged. The project is an alternative introduction to formal study via a high-quality programme of community-based teaching & learning.

Activities are aimed at:

  • Improving confidence in listening & speaking, reading & some writing.

Key outcomes include:

  • Bringing people together from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • Promoting a stronger sense of community
  • Contributing to people fulfilling their potential

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We are grateful for the support of the Big Lottery

Let’s Celebrate

On 9th July 2019, we were pleased to accept a #MyWestminster award for ‘Voluntary Contribution ti the Community’. This award was a welcome boost to acknowledge all our hard work in the last year spent settling into our new home.

This week, we decided to have a celebration lunch and we’re wearing some lovely T Shirts courtesy of one of our funders. Our weekly Drop In is Funded by People’s Health Trust using money raised by HealthHope through The Health Lottery.

The funding: Active Communities supports, people to create and shape local projects that will help their community or neighbourhood to become even better. Active Communities projects aim to develop social links and ties and support residents to discuss and act on things that are important to them. The Community Hub and Weekly Drop In is fast becoming an important part of many local people’s lives. Visit us one Monday… 

Find us @ 472 Harrow Road, W9 3RU

The DROP IN is closed for the summer in August and re open on Monday 9th September at 10am – 4pm

 

What a difference a year makes!

In June 2018 we moved into our new home @472 Harrow Road, W9 3RU in North Westminster. We have had a roller-coaster of a year once we secured the lease after months of negotiation, paperwork and preparation. In the last year: we cleaned, repaired and painted; we sourced new, old and donated furniture; we promoted and marketed and leafleted our new address; we  worked in the garden and more…

NEW for 2019

Following feedback from our service users, this year we added more activities to our service. In addition to the staples, from our new community hub we ran the following activities:

  • Introduction to Yoga
  • Relaxation, Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Sewing Workshops: Beginners, Repairs and Make your own…
  • Monthly well being walks

We were so excited and  pleased to be nominated and shortlisted for the #MyWestminster Community Awards to culminate with our one year anniversary. And truly humbled to win the category: Voluntary Contribution to the Community. Here’s to the coming year! See Westminster’s photo album here:

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