Community Work and Building Networks
Our community projects support people wishing to integrate into the local community and learn new skills. We strongly believe that integration is key, and we support this process in a number of ways. Thanks to the support and skills of our volunteers we have set up a number of projects. To learn more or join any of these project get in touch with us.
ESOL and literacy classes
We run four free classes every week (term-time) - all run by experienced volunteers. The classes are open to everyone and provide people with support and resources to learn or improve their English. Our classes take place at Clyde Nursery (Deptford) during the following times:
Mondays - 13:00 to 14:30 (beginners & improvers 1 and 2)
Tuesdays - 10:00 to 12:00 (beginners and improvers - not for complete beginners)
Thursdays - 12:00 to 13: 00 (Literacy - not for complete beginners) and 13:00 to 15:00 (ESOL - intermediate level only)
**Please note that there won’t be any classes on Tuesday 17th September and Thursday 26th September.
We run weekly gardening classes tailored to migrants, refugee and asylum seekers. Our expert Therapeutic Gardener leads weekly sessions for people who are experiencing hardship as a way to provide them with mental health support. This project seeks to complement our other activities promoting integration and well-being.
Classes are open to people of all genders, religions and ethnic background.
Our gardening project takes place in our office garden on:
Wednesdays - 13.30 to 15.00.
DEPTFORD FIRST PARTNERSHIP
We are working in partnership with Deptford First - a charity “Promoting local cohesion, assisting local initiatives and helping local people in difficulty”. In the new year we will be supporting destitute families who are struggling to meet their basic needs and will run a pilot programme to help them get back on their feet and enable them to improve their mental wellbeing.