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WCN partnerships

At a relatively meeting of the Westminster Community Network, one of the high points of the afternoon was thinking up ways we could share our knowledge and expertise, and also how we can help and collaborate with each other.

Here’s what we came up with in the way of partnerships wanted, help offered and volunteering opportunities. We hope it’s useful and if anyone else wants their organisation or community group to be featured here, please email Nina Hathway with full details of what is being offered or required, plus a contact email/telephone number.

Let’s make this a useful bulletin board for all WCN members.

PARTNERS WANTED

PARTNERS WANTED

Doorstep Library, a charity that brings books and the magic of reading directly to the homes of children, is keen to talk to organisations working on the Mozart and Churchill Gardens Estates to gather signposting opportunities and create referral pathways. Email Emily Oliver.

The London Jesus Centre is seeking IT teachers to run courses that start in September 2017 onwards. Email Sue Withers.

Could anyone provide Caxton Youth Organisation with sports facilities in SW1 on Wednesday evenings? Email Rachel Akehurst if you can help.

The aim of Healthy Hearts is to improve the health of people living in Westminster who are at risk of heart disease by offering healthy cookery courses and free exercise classes. It is looking to partner with local community groups to run bespoke interventions for BME groups and anyone with a high BMI or diabetes. Email Oliver Phillips. 

Wand UK is looking for partners to assist in the production of an international online cookery book providing affordable meals. Call Gladys on 07534 155619 if you'd like to get involved.

Kids Westminster, a charity that provides a home learning service for children with disabilities or developmental concerns (aged up to three years), is looking for partners to help arrange such things as outings for the children's older siblings. Email Mary Mbwana-Fernandes for more information.

The Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women’s Project supports women and girls experiencing domestic violence. Get In touch if your organisation works with women in Westminster and you would like our support. Contact Eleanor Fellowes by email.

The Migrant Resource Centre is running a Digital Generation Gap project and is looking for partner organisations working with children and families who may be interested in sessions on internet safety. Email Ros.

Westminster Time Credits is looking for local organisations in the borough who want to get involved in the Westminster Time Credits Scheme, which recognises and values the time people give to their community. Contact Caroline Murray.

Supportmatch Homeshare Service is a new way to provide community support, as it matches people who can give support with those who need it. Homeshare helps people to live more independently at home by having a homesharer to live in. Supportmatch provides low-cost, high quality support. If you would like to know more, please contact Zaira or Sibel on 07847072490/07742807677.

If you want your organisation to get involved in persuading councils to implement clean air legislation email  Gary.

Migrant and Refugee Communities Forum can support other migrant and refugee charities with leadership development and other forms of support and is also looking for partners who want to support the Syrian refugee resettlement movement. Get in touch with Ffion if you’re interested.

The KICK-IT Stop Smoking Service would like to link up with all organisations that have smokers in the Tri-borough area. Email Weronika  

The Marylebone Project, which offers supported accommodation, an open access day centre and social enterprise and meaningful activities for women is looking for client involvement and activities' partners. Email Philippa Middleton.

The Woman’s Trust offers counselling for women who are experiencing domestic violence. The organisation is looking for partners who might be interested in placing a counsellor on their premises. Call 020 7034 0303 or send an email to the CEO.

HELP OFFERED

HELP OFFERED

The Mother Tongue Counselling Service for BME adults in north Westminster is offering one-to-one counselling and workshops for Arabic and Farsi speakers. Call Muskaan on 07715 636626.

Breathe Easy Westminster offers support to those with respiratory conditions or alternatively can give talks to other organisations on respiratory conditions. Call Tessa jelen on 020 7834 0894.

Theatre education charity Mousetrap offers theatre trips for young disadvantaged people or those with special needs. Call Tracy Burke on 020 7632 4111.

Matt Townsend, a consultant fundraiser, is offering help with fundraising for VCS. Register your interest by contacting Matt on 07881 610 170 or his email.

Living Well CIC is offering free health checks for Westminster residents aged 40 to 74 and free one-to-one sessions with a health trainer for Wesmtinster residents aged 18+. Both services can be offered at offices, at events or at the Living Well offices. Email Sviatlana Istamianok for more details or call her on 07401 228682.

The Marylebone Cricket Club (Lord’s Cricket Ground) is expanding its ex-offender work experience project and would like to hear from people with a history of drug and alcohol addiction. Email  Laura Brown.

The Marylebone Cricket Club (Lord’s Cricket Ground) is also expanding an employability project in 2106, which focuses on supporting local people into employment either with jobs at Lord's or other local organisations. For more details contact Laura Brown.

The Crown Estate for Westminster has a scheme that provides local jobs for local people, and specialises in retail/hospitality roles. For more details contact Thomas Wagaine.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Kids Westminster needs student speech and language therapists, OTs and physios who need work experience to undertake occasional work with its groups. Email Mary Mbwana if you are interested.

Healthwatch Westminster is looking for local people to join its committee and help shape the work it does. For more info email Carena Rogers.

WLCCG and Wandsworth and Westminster Mind have set up a Mother Tongue Counselling Service for Arabic and Farsi (Persian) communities, groups and individuals in the tri-borough area. Email Muskaan Khurana for more info.

Wandsworth and Westminster Mind is looking for volunteers who would like to learn new skills or gain experience in mental health. Contact Barbara Perini or call her on 020 7259 8100

Westminster Academy is always looking for young people who are willing to volunteer. Send an email for more details.

The West End Community Trust runs events for older and isolated people. It is looking for befrienders. If you’re interested email

The Royal Voluntary Service would welcome more volunteers to help support older people. Contact Heather James by email or call her on 07714 898688.

The Russian Speakers Club for older people is looking for a volunteer English teacher to help out at a Saturday class. Contact the club by email if you're interested.