Charity: Time and Talents
|Area of Operation:||Bermondsey, Rotherhithe|
|Pledge level:||£1500 including £50 registration fee|
Time and Talents is a Community Centre in Rotherhithe, founded in 1887, dedicated to helping those in need in this area today. We serve the local community by delivering services that promote well-being, enrich life and build a strong and resilient community and providing a home for services and activities that meet local need.
The main focus of our work is
- Supporting Older People in the Community.
- Encouraging and supporting volunteering.
- Community Engagement.
- And our new Grow Local project developing green growing spaces with the local community.
Our groups for older people include a Stroke Group, Visually Impaired Group, an Older Men’s Club and a Social Contact Group for older women with mental health needs. Our minibus is used to help people who are disabled or less mobile to attend the centre and to go on trips and we organise an annual seaside trip in July.
We match older people who are isolated with volunteer befrienders who are willing to give their time to go on weekly home visits.
We host the local Choral Society, Local History Society, a Sure Start group and an older peoples’ art group as well as providing a venue for local people to run classes in Yoga, T'ai Chi, children’s drama and art as well as being home to the 1st Southwark Park Brownies.
People can also hire our building and gardens to hold a party or celebration.