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Aug 18 2017   |   By: beefy   |   0   |   Posted in Community, Community Centre, Information

colour_only_-_uofs_logo_interim_cmyk_v9_converted_large Catch Up: Literacy sessions at the Community Trust Aim of Catch Up To help Community Trust service users improve their reading and spelling skills using the literacy intervention programme, Units of Sound, with the main aim of helping those get back into work, enrol on courses and boost their confidence. What is Units of Sound? Units of Sound is a structured, online literacy intervention programme that covers reading, spelling and writing skills. Units of Sound encourages independent learning. Who is Catch Up for? Catch Up is for anyone who is, for whatever reason, behind in their reading, spelling and writing and wishes to improve their skills and confidence in literacy. The sessions will benefit people who, for example:  have missed out on a lot of schooling  are dyslexic/ have hidden learning difficulties  have English as a second language  have generally always struggled with their reading and/ or spelling What will a typical session look like? A typical 45mins session would cover: Requirements  Students need to be able to read and spell three letter words as a minimum.  Students need to attend sessions regularly to see progress. Two missed sessions in a row would result in their place being offered to someone else.  
Catch Up: sessões de alfabetização no Community Trust
Objetivo de Catch Up Para ajudar os usuários do Community Trust a melhorar suas habilidades de leitura e ortografia usando o programa de intervenção de alfabetização, Units of Sound, com o objetivo principal de ajudar aqueles a voltar ao trabalho, inscrever-se em cursos e aumentar sua confiança.

O que é unidades de som? Units of Sound é um programa estruturado de intervenção em alfabetização em linha que cobre habilidades de leitura, ortografia e escrita. Unidades de som incentiva a aprendizagem independente.

Quem é o Catch Up? Catch Up é para quem é, por qualquer motivo, por trás de sua leitura, ortografia e escrita e deseja melhorar suas habilidades e confiança na alfabetização. As sessões beneficiarão pessoas que, por exemplo:
 perderam muita escolaridade
 são disléxicos / têm dificuldades de aprendizagem escondidas
 ter o inglês como segunda língua
 geralmente sempre lutaram com sua leitura e / ou ortografia

Como será uma sessão típica? Uma típica sessão de 45 minutos abrangeria:

 Os alunos precisam ser capazes de ler e soletrar palavras de três letras como mínimo.
 Os alunos precisam freqüentar as sessões regularmente para ver o progresso. Duas sessões perdidas seguidas resultariam

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Jun 08 2017   |   By: beefy   |   0   |   Posted in Community, Community Centre, Homepage Article, Information | Tagged

Community-Trust-Logo---gold                                                                                                                                                                                                           FREE CLASSES                                                                                             English as a Second Language                                                                                              From beginners to advanced.                                          Come and meet the tutor on Weds 7th or Thurs 8th June in the Community Centre                                                                                                          10:30 – 4:30pm                                                                                        Everyone welcome to come along!    

Now we have a lovely new centre...maybe you would like to pop in and see what is on offer!


Our ESOL Classes are designed to get you talking...different levels for your needs


All female classes available and the tutor welcomes those with under two’s!


We all need to understand  each other....a fun and friendly class to get you all talking!


Maggie has worked with the Trust before and we know she is the tutor for YOU!!!


Keep checking the website.... more courses coming up!

              21 Aytoun Place  Stockwell Park Road London SW9 0TE 020 7924 9899

Everyone has a bad hair day now and then!

Jul 15 2015   |   By: admin   |   0   |   Posted in Community, Community Centre

When you come in to the office at the Community Trust we like to try and sort you out!!! Our three delightful models decided to go for completely different looks.

Brody Brigit

Brody Brigit went for the red high top.


Saucy Salome

Saucy Salome our wonderful and patient artist, teacher and curator of the SLAM studios on Brixton Road dipped in and came out with a winning wig!


60's Linda

Linda yearns for the sixties with her blonde bombshell look.... not a hairbrush for miles around!

  Fancy a change in your life? The Community Trust just might be able to make that happen!

Help with Job Search and much more

Feb 11 2015   |   By: fridge908   |   0   |   Posted in Community, Community Centre, Uncategorized

compWe are delighted to be able to offer help to people in the community. The Trust is working seamlessly with Peter Ford in the Training Room on Mondays and Wednesdays, the Trust can help you with your CV, signing on to Universal Job Match and assisting you with Job Search. We can also give your computer skills a lift. Come along and meet Peter from 2pm onwards.

New chairs for the centre

Feb 10 2015   |   By: fridge908   |   0   |   Posted in Community Centre

FullSizeRenderIt was a cold, dark January day and Daddy Fridge was fed up with carrying broken and busted chairs around the was a light bulb moment and he leapt on his phone and typed in

Wanted  - chairs for our the and cheerful!” was the Commonwealth Games that bailed us out!

A quick trip, in a cold van, to Romford for Jamie and Faisal ...followed by the heart stopping moment where the(hired)  van  got stuck in the underground car park of some well known (but not  necessarily best  loved) eatery in East London. Some jostling and sweating...scraping and swearing ( a bit like child birth if I  re member rightly!) and out slipped the van and Faisal’s heart rate returned to that of a normal human being not expecting to A few hours in a chilly container heaving two hundred, gleaming white chairs out across the freezing landscape and into the van.

A bit of banter...back to Brixton...drop off chairs and out again like heat seeking missiles to collect a beautiful set of banqueting much discount! And back to Brixton again. 

Two trips to the dump to get rid of rubbish and the day is done!

9:00am start....11:00pm finish...thanks to all those who helped when the chairs arrived...there were lots of hands on deck...Great communities deserve great chairs for our great behinds...and there’s not many in the area who can say that!


So those of you who want to hire our prepared to be dazzled by the ex Common Wealth Games chairs...come party with us!

SW9GGER Photo Shoot: Looking Back… (find all your pics here)

Mar 28 2014   |   By: admin   |   0   |   Posted in Art, Community, Community Centre, Homepage Article


SW9GGA Like Us is a result of egos and enthusiasm. Faced with the cameras our young people get into the groove with opinions, style and a lot of laughs! As a result of popular demand you can finally check out all the photos from the shoot! You are able to see the photos and even download them individually. Due to the massive number of photos, we have split the shoot in to one summary album and a set of eight albums containing all of the photos taken during the shoot. Instructions follow...

flickr stream preview

In order to view the photos on flickr, begin by clicking on the photo montage above: 1) This will take you to the "SW9GGA Photos - Summa Dem!" album, which is the summary album of the photos 2) If you see a photo you like and want to see more of the same type: hover the mouse over the photo you like 3) A name such as 'SW9GGA 02345' will appear: take note of it 4) Click on 'View all albums', which is next to the current album's profile pic 5) Select the corresponding album to the photo name you noted in step 3. In this example (SW9GGA 02345) belongs to album '(5/8) SW9GGA 02001 - 02500' 6) Now, just scroll through the album's photos and you should find another copy of the photo you were interested, but now its surrounded by others taken around the same time! Tip: Print out these instructions as a guide, if you are still having trouble
If you want a copy of one of the photos on flickr: 1) click on the photo for a full preview 2) click the three dots on the right of the screen 3) click on "Download / All sizes", then choose "Original" for the best quality and finally hit the "Download" button 3 dots 4) The photo has now downloaded on the computer and should either be in the 'Downloads' or 'Pictures' folder or maybe even the Desktop (depending on your internet browser)
Don't forget to check out!

The Film
SW9GGER photo shoot slideshow  The Slideshow

Food Project: Nando’s Corporate Video Event

Feb 06 2014   |   By: admin   |   0   |   Posted in Community, Community Centre, Food, Homepage Article, Party

Mala Naicker (one of the Trust’s most active volunteers) arranged for the Trust to receive free chickens from the Clapham branch of Nando’s to enable volunteers to cook on Friday evenings and provide a hot meal for up to 100 people. Nando’s selected the Trust to be part of their corporate video and this was filmed on Thursday 6th February with over 100 local people attending. A meal was provided along with entertainment (for free!) by our groups who have been given free space to rehearse. This included the Tango dancers and the Hungarian break dancers. The young people who had contributed towards the CTH calendar were presented with prizes for their hard work. CTH staff attended. The evening was very successful with Trust staff and volunteers meeting the Managing Director of Nando’s and also two representatives from the American Food Donation Connection who are responsible for the redistribution of surplus food in association with the National Restaurant Association. This could be considered a controversial programme as currently the Mayor of London is trying to halt the distribution of surplus food to the homeless and poor on the streets. Those helping to supply food to the Trust include both Pret a Manger and EAT. The Trust does not currently advertise the free evening meal widely and there have been no reports of anti-social behaviour arising from the Food Project and we are hoping that the fact that the food is distributed by qualified volunteers within the confines of the building might mean we are going to continue to have food supplied. Nando’s are currently running a very successful employability project in South Africa and the Trust is keen to be a part of this as 6000 youngsters were placed in jobs arising from the South African Project and although many of the issues are the same many are different and we are due to meet the leader of the project in the near future.
Jolly Good Jem

360 Calories Per Leg

Three Hungry Men

Grateful Smile

May I Have More

Cock-a-Doodle Doo

Email from Nando’s after the event: “Hi Mala, Julie, Thank you so much for hosting us last night – and for going to such great lengths to making it a special occasion. We got some great footage, but more importantly we had a really emotional experience of seeing where our chicken is being put to such good use (and to think it used to go in the bin). We were all really moved by the great set up you have and the fantastic work you are doing. Thanks again. We’ll be in touch (and of course, we’ll send you a copy of the film when it’s done). Bob Do the Right Thing Manager”