Creating a new inclusive community hub – 6 months on

By Tony Bloor | May 21 2019

Creating a new inclusive community hub – 6 months on

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    On 24th September 2018 we moved out of the Crypt- our home for 21 years- to a light and sunny newly refurbished centre in Cumberland Market adjacent to the Regents Park Practice and in the middle of the Regents Park Estate, Cumberland Market, NW1. 108 older residents 60+ came to register on our first day of opening with 172 enrolled on a course or activity in our first week. We held an Open House Week in October opening our doors to residents of all ages (250+ visited us). The acquisition and refurbishment of the centre has only been possible through the extraordinary generosity and support provided by both many businesses situated at Regents Place and local residents. Many gifts were received both in cash and in kind to help equip and furnish the centre. In addition, we were able to put on an ambitious programme of activities and events over Christmas 2018 only made possible with the support of local businesses and volunteers. A key aspect of the project has been to recruit, train and support older residents to take on key roles in the running of the centre such as Meeters & Greeters, Befrienders. and English Buddies. 39 have so far come forward to take part in training. Since the project started many thousands of volunteering hours have been delivered enabling the charity to deliver over 30 different sessional activities such as crafts, knitting, poetry, Tai Chi, yoga, dancing and much more a week to 394 registered users and members

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Tony Bloor