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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 have a wide range of super fun activities for kids of all ages (pre-school and primary age) which mostly take place at our T&T2 venue (opp. Tesco at Surrey Quays Shopping Centre) but also at The Old Mortuary. These include arts & crafts, games, cooking, dancing, singing, stories, gardening, cultural trips to museums and galleries and generally having fun… and all of the activities are FREE. Our welcoming groups encourage friendships to blossom and allow children to build their confidence by trying new things.

We also run special arts projects within schools for children who may not have the opportunity to do much extra-curricular learning at home, such as the nationally accredited Discover and Explore Arts Award certificate. We also bring large arts projects into schools, enabling all the children to have a full cultural experience, where arts provision is often lacking due to other pressures within the curriculum.

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

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

Most of these activities are available to drop-in, but please email phoebegrudzinskas@timeandtalents.org.uk for more info.

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