London Chinese Community Centre
The Chinese Community Centre has been set up to provide a diverse range of community support, services and activities for the Chinese Community, in particular those who are isolated and vulnerable. We aim to increase the effectiveness of our services for the Chinese community through the development programme to improve efficiency and quality and to increase the understanding and awareness of the needs of the Chinese Community locally, regionally and nationally through the undertaking and commissioning of research studies. We are striving to become a leading Centre for the promotion of Chinese arts, culture and traditions both UK and internationally and to provide a cohesive voice for the Chinese Community on the views and interests of the community at local, regional and national levels. At the same time, we aim to be a vehicle for central, regional and local governmental bodies to submit their proposals and consultations with the Chinese community.
64 Million Artists
Creative Resilience - An innovative employability and enterprise programme centred around growth, community and creativity for unemployed Westminster residents. Through a mixture of group workshops, independent activities, co-mentoring and one-to-one tailored support, a cohort of participants will develop relevant skills, tools and behaviours, and shape a "project" to pitch at a celebratory showcase event. Additionally, there will be one-off open masterclasses and the programme will be available as a digital flatpack.
A World in a Suitcase
A World in a Suitcase (AWIASC), an innovative mixed media visual storytelling project inspires people from diverse communities to take a fresh look at their 'Worlds' through sharing stories, art, photography, paper collage and film. A Suitcase as a container represents a 'World' filled with emotions and stories about home, childhood, future dreams or other times and places in people’s life. The aim of this project is to foster closer relations, understanding, empathy and tolerance between communities thereby helping to counteract isolation and loneliness.
Chinese National Healthy Living Centre
The Chinese National Healthy Living Centre provides a range of health and wellbeing services to the UK Chinese community. Services include dance lessons, walking tours, health talks, Sunday Chinese doctor clinic, phone counselling, Hepatitis B clinic and translation services.
Hammersmith Community Gardens
This year we will be delivering our Thyme to Get Together project which centres around growing herbs and making simple cosmetics, home remedies and household products from herbs. The activities create the opportunity for the participants to develop positive relationships across a practical learning platform and to share their cultural knowledge and experiences. Participants will learn alongside other local residents, in an informal setting and everyone will be able to take home at least one home-made herbal product every week after the individual workshop, to use and enjoy! We are also looking forward to sharing our gardening expertise on our 'Gardening for Beginners' courses from Spring 2021 onwards. If we cannot deliver face-to-face workshops, then we will arrange to give out herbal activity kits and gardening kits each week with instructions included.
Home-Start supports families living in Westminster who have at least 1 child under 5 or a baby on the way. Through a network of trained and DBS checked volunteers, who are either parents themselves or who possess relevant experience, we support parents and children who are experiencing a variety of difficulties including: social isolation, illness, disability, post-natal depression and bereavement. Our volunteers provide non-judgemental practical and emotional support to families, enabling and encouraging them to make positive change in their lives.
Learning Unlimited is a not-for-profit social enterprise that specialises in adult and family learning, ESOL and integration, literacy, numeracy and teacher education. We believe in learning as empowerment and engage adults and families in local communities who face a wide range of issues and barriers to social inclusion. We also train the volunteers and professionals who work with and support them. We lead on local, national and international projects, develop and publish books and resources, and do a wide variety of consultancy work.
The Marylebone Project works with women experiencing homelessness. We aim to empower and support women at this stage in their lives, so that they can go on to thrive into independent living.
We provide hostel accommodation and a Drop-in Centre for women sleeping rough.
The Project also provides general and specialist support, advocacy, life skills, professional development and resettlement.
Middle Eastern Women & Society Organisation
The Middle Eastern Women and Society Organisation is a women’s rights charity that aims to defend and protect women from violence both at home and in the wider community. MEWSo supports women from all areas in London to help rebuild their lives after experiencing trauma and abuse. We work to prevent and end abuse and violence against women as well as providing services to meet the needs of survivors. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse. Our mission is to promote and facilitate equality, integration, community cohesion, and cross-cultural understanding. Our vision is to help build a society where every woman lives in safety, with equal rights and equal opportunities, and where diversity is considered an element of strength and not one of division.
Naglaa’s World Limited provides a wide range of interpreting and translation services with a personal touch. Focusing on the Arabic- and Amharic-speaking communities in London, the business fills the gap for affordable services for these speakers who also require a kind and personable person to make them feel understood and comfortable. Understanding documents, forms, and communications is necessary for newcomers to feel at ease in London, and Naglaa’s World helps them to do just that. We work hard to bridge the cultural gap between service users and service providers in UK.
Our services include interpreting, translation, secretarial services, community learning workshops, awareness raising, research, editing, proof reading and coordination.
www.naglaasworld.com or www.facebook.com/naglaaworld/
Union Dance Trust is a London BAME educational charity and professional arts company that promotes cultural solidarity through Arts and Education, connecting people with the best of arts and culture.
Urbanwise.London engages people of all ages in learning about the local environment and offer a whole range of programmes to schools and adult groups. For community groups, we lead guided walks focusing on history, wildlife and culture, helping people to discover their London.
West End Community Trust
The West End Community Trust are a small local charity based in Soho that seeks to reduce isolation and build community relationships among residents in Soho and the wider West End. They stage monthly community suppers, visit and keep in touch with those who are housebound, and hold regular Smartphone Workshops.