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Due to the Covid-19 crisis, all our face to face activities across T&T’s venues are closed until further notice. Staff are working remotely supporting our community with the help of our amazing local volunteers. We are preparing both physical and online resource packs, and there will be some opportunities to join online groups as well. For more information please visit our website News page, call 020 7231 7845 or email info@timeandtalents.org.uk

 

We’d like to think that all of our activities improve people’s wellbeing, by bringing them together for fun and friendship. However, we do offer various groups that are particularly focused on health and wellbeing, from walking and pilates to gardening together.

We work hard to ensure that everyone who wants to join in can, by offering support into activities, ranging from an initial home visit to those referred to us, to accompanying someone into an activity for the first time if they’re anxious about starting something new. Along with being open to everyone, we also work with GPs and other professionals who do social prescribing – this just means linking people into community activities that can improve their wellbeing, and is something T&T has been doing for many years!

 

Here are our weekly activities – click on each one to find out more info:

Monday:

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

You can drop-in to any of these groups yourself, but if you would like some support, or know someone else who might benefit from some, please get in touch with info@timeandtalents.org.uk. We also take referrals from social services, local GPs and a range of other community and health professionals.

*Please note that the links above are currently being updated.

Closure of the Time & Talents temporary COVID-19 emergency relief food hub

 

The pandemic forced harsh choices on us all. For Time & Talents, it meant having to stop being a place where people could meet and enjoy the chance to be part of their community.

 

In partnership with Southwark Council and a network of other community organisations, last May we found a new role as a temporary food hub, storing and distributing food to local households in crisis to support them through the various lockdowns. It was always intended to be an emergency response to an emergency situation.

 

Fortunately, with the rate of vaccinations continuing to progress well and restrictions gradually beginning to ease, we can see there is light at the end of the lockdown tunnel when we will be able to reclaim our Old Mortuary building as a meeting place and community centre, rather than a food store.

 

We have been in touch with the households currently receiving food support to offer guidance and advice they may need from April onwards once our food hub closes on Thursday 25 March.

 

We do want to go on helping to address issues around food poverty and will continue to collaborate with local partners to explore sustainable solutions such as community pantries.

 

In the meantime. the good news is that, in line with the Government’s roadmap, we hope to start to reopen our doors from April over the coming months to the local people who rely on us for friendship, support and community.

We’re very grateful to our staff, volunteers, community partners and Southwark Council for a fantastic collaborative response over the past 11 months.

 

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

You can contact the team 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

17 March 2021