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Environment and Community

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Organisation (Please click for more info) Organisation Description Services Provided
Friends of Footscray Meadows

Foots Cray Meadows are the largest public open space in the London Borough of Bexley, situated in the South East of the Borough bordered by Sidcup, Albany Park, North Cray and Bexley Village. The River Cray forms a central feature of the landscape. Foots Cray Meadows have evolved from the estates of: Foots Cray Place and North Cray Place. They are rich in Natural History with the River, Woods and Meadows providing valuable pockets of nature conservation. The area is within the suburban sprawl of South East London as such it is site of huge ecological importance as well as an outdoor recreation area. The Meadows are controlled and managed by Bexley Council

Information Centre.
Community Engagement including some volunteer activities.
Other events e.g. Bat Walk Fun dog show.

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice

The Hospice cares for over 2,500 people every year, and all of our care is provided free of charge to people living in the Boroughs of Royal Greenwich and Bexley. We provide high-quality, compassionate care and support to people with all types of terminal illnesses, their families and their carers. Our care is delivered to people at home, in care homes, in our Hospice beds, in our Day Hospice and in hospital.

Inpatient end of life care, symptom control
Day Hospice
Specialist palliative care at home
Bereavement groups and 1 : 1 support
Compassionate Neighbours
Specialist palliative care service at Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Education and training
Community Café
Fundraising sports and challenges

Metro Charity

A centre in South East London for lesbian, gay and bisexual people and those questioning their sexuality. Providing information, support, advice, education and training.
METRO is a leading equality & diversity charity, providing health, community & youth services across London & the South East & national & international projects.

Youth services
Mental health & wellbeing services
Sexual & reproductive health & HIV services
Community participation & involvement

St Lawrence Charitable Fund

The Charity tries to help individuals and groups within the borough to obtain the financial and practical assistance they need to function effectively.

The Fund's Objectives include:-
1) The relief of poverty and distress
2) Advice and counselling for those in need.

North West Kent Countryside Partnership

NWKCP is a non-profit organisation, hosted by Kent County Council. We exist to protect and enhance the wildlife and green spaces of north-west Kent though community action and involvement, and through this to improve the wellbeing of local people. Our practical conservation work is carried out by
local volunteers, and we endeavour to create projects that will have a positive effect on their physical and mental health through increased physical activity in the outdoors. We also carry out community and education projects in local schools and green spaces, to help young people learn about and connect with
the natural world.

Practical conservation volunteering opportunities.
Environmental education volunteering opportunities.
Ecological and land-management advice.
Outdoor education sessions for schools.
Natural therapy projects for mental health
River enhancements and natural flood management
Woodland and meadow management
Nature-themed community events and fun days
Help starting community groups on green spaces

South East London Community Energy

Are you struggling to pay for your energy? Do you have energy debts? Living in a cold home?

South London Community Energy (SELCE) can offer you expert guidance to help you to stay warm and manage your energy bills

• Get the best deal for your electricity and gas
• Help you to manage energy debt
• Get discounts on your energy and water
• Provide you with free energy saving devices
• Support you to access grants to improve the energy efficiency of your home
• Advise on emergency heating repairs and upgrades advice

To find out more, get advice by phone call 0808 169 1779 to book or email us at

energy.advice@selce.org.uk

Selce is the trading name of South East London Community Energy Ltd which is registered as a Community Benefit Society under the Co-operatives and Community Benefit Society Act 2014 (Society number 32417). It operates in accordance with the seven co-operative principles agreed by the International Co-operative Alliance.

- Community Solar and advice on solar
- Energy efficiency advice - how to make your home more energy effieicnt
- Thermal imaging
- Advice to help local people keep warm and well in the winter and reduce fuel bills
- Workshops with community groups
- Home visits

Centrepieces mental Health Arts Project

Centrepieces mental health art project provides opportunities for people who have experienced mental ill health to develop skills in art, and to exhibit and sell their artwork. It also undertakes art projects in schools and the community, including public art commissions.

Promoting mental health recovery through art:
Activities include:
Exhibitions of artists work.
Current tutor lead sessions include: creative writing, sculpture, mosaic, watercolours and photography
Informal art drop in sessions.
Commissions of public art.

Blackfen Community Library ( New Generation Community Trust)

We are a community library in the heart of Blackfen High Street and our vision is to have an 'open door' for our community - providing opportunities to access a great world of books in a comforting 'third space' – a home away from home. We believe our library space offers us the opportunity to not only cater for specific population groups, such as children, families, students, the unemployed, carers, the retired and anyone who needs a place to belong – but also a brilliant way to bring different groups in our community together. Our motto is 'a big hello' - a warm greeting and welcoming space for everyone – including those who may not always feel welcome elsewhere. Our coffee shop is a central part of our library and we run various programmes and events in the space to bring our community together. We have big ideas for the future and our staff and volunteers have a big heart to use our space in a big way to impact Blackfen for good.

Café / Coffee Shop
Books for loan
Books for Sale
Study space
Venue hire
Photo copying
Printing
Computers
Wifi
Phone / laptop charging
Children’s reading / singing programmes
Children’s crafts / educational programmes
Scrabble Club
Craft Club
Support Group coffee mornings (Parkinsons, dementia)
Coffee Morning – discounted drinks
IT support
Outreach programmes (seasonal and for specific groups – e.g. for lonely and isolated people)
Volunteering
Work experience

Bostall Library Community Group

Bostall Library is a friendly local library on the corner of King Harolds Way and Westbourne Road. There's been a library here since 1939 and it has been extended and refurbished over the years, most recently in 2004. Bus number 422 stops nearby. The nearest railway station is Bexleyheath. There is some on-street parking.

Library Service
Community Cinema
Coffee Shop
Adult and Children's Activities

Bexley Christian Life Centre

We are a Church with a community heart reaching out to people of all ethnic groups, young and old, families and the isolated with the love of Christ.

The Diamond Jubilee Club for over 65’s with music as reminiscence therapy meeting on the last Tuesday of each month 10.30am – 12.15pm
‘The Rock’ Community Youth Club on Friday evenings 13-18 year olds.
Toddlers Group on Friday mornings 10.00am.
Other groups for young people.

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