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Green Team: It’s Not About Plants, It’s About People

Our Director, Alex Evans, recently wrote a blog entry for NHS research charity King’s Health Partners about our Green Team. Interested? Come along any Tuesday or Friday!

Green Team: It’s not just about plants, it’s about people

Alex Evans, Director of Time & Talents, a local charity which is increasing mental and physical wellbeing in the community, blogs about how gardening and outdoor activities can have a positive impact on our wellbeing.

Come round the corner from the Rotherhithe roundabout, and it’s like being in a different world. Surrounded by housing estates, and some of the most deprived areas in the UK, Time & Talents (T&T) is based in an old mortuary (yes, an old mortuary) built in 1868 – which is much nicer than it sounds. Surrounded by beautiful mature gardens, on the edge of a picture postcard square which looks like it comes out of Downton Abbey, and yet encircled by traditional social housing, our Green Team gardening club meets twice a week.

T&T edible garden

Every session sees up to 15 people coming together, from their 20s to their 80s, a mixture of men and women, with different accents and origins. At first glance they seem to have nothing in common.  That changes when the gardening starts – or, some would say, when the kettle goes on.

Read more here…

COVID-19 UPDATE

 

We know that this is a difficult time for everyone and we continue to do everything we can to support our users and the wider community.  We’re working hard to adapt our face to face services and activities and look forward to providing updates on these soon.

The safety and wellbeing of our employees, volunteers and users remains our priority and we continue to reduce risk of transmission and ensure that unnecessary risks are not taken. This means that members of the public are not allowed to enter the Old Mortuary building or use the toilet.

 

Current services include:

For any urgent issues contact the Southwark Council COVID-19 Community Hub in one of these ways:

  1. Complete an online referral form
  2. Email covidsupport@southwark.gov.uk
  3. Phone 0207 525 5000 and choose option 3

 

As always, we welcome volunteering applications

Please support the Time & Talents Food Hub via our fundraising campaign

You can contact us as usual on 020 7231 7845 and at info@timeandtalents.org.uk

With our very best wishes,

Sarah Gibb, Director, and the T&T team

14 August 2020