Our Community Engagement team assist the people we support to become involved with their communities, and to organise their own social and leisure activities.
Our current programme consists of:
|A weekly choir||A health and wellbeing programme||Drama group|
|This is run and funded by the people we support||This co-produced programme involves creative workshops around key issues like mental health, diabetes, living well.||Where the performances reflect the real issues concerning the people we support|
|Annual summer ball||Volunteer club||‘The Outward social’|
|To celebrate achievements in the year, and to have a well-deserved drink and dance!||Through partnerships with The Canal and River Trust and Beecholme Community Garden, we are able to run seasonal group projects with a focus on our relationship with nature, making crafts and enjoying the outdoors.||Our monthly group sessions focus on an open discussion about sex, wellbeing, health, relationships, identity and what makes us happy! This is paired with drama and craft activities, and group planning for social events.|
My life during lockdown drama sessions
The Community Engagement team created a series of short films devised and performed by the people we support across different services.
We recognise the important role drama sessions can have in people’s physical and mental health, self-expression, confidence and communication (amongst others). As part of our drama sessions, individuals were encouraged to create short artistic pieces based on their experiences during the first lockdown in London.
This project has given the people we support a platform to tell their stories and capture special moments of how they coped during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Filmed in accordance with government guidelines.