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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

The Only Way is UP!

Apr 14 2016   |   By: admin   |   0   |   Posted in Community

"A visit from Shane always wants to make you grin...when he popped in this week no one could hide their absolute delight! Not wanting to compromise all those years of training...and training...and fitness ..and training and sheer bloody hard work, Shane is now building his career using all those physical and social skills he learned whilst riding with CK) and the Peckham BMX Club. Earning good money, keeping fit and progressing from BMXing to bike rider to "ped" rider to a (very soon to be!) car driver. What a difference a job can make....but then maybe you have to have known Shane from a kid (check out Home Turf in our About Us - Videos) to share in our joy! Special thanks to Shane's family, CK), Delroy Rankin from Community Trust Housing (also our main sponsor), and those who supported him when times were tough. First rate work chaps...well done!" Check out our previous article on Shane (in 2014): BMX Saved My Life Shane

The Hottest Place to be this weekend: Sunday 2nd August 2015 was Brixton Splash….

Aug 02 2015   |   By: admin   |   0   |   Posted in Community, Music, Party, Uncategorized (click this link for the original article on "Brixton Buzz") the Hottest Place to be this weekend – Sunday 2nd August 2015 was Brixton Splash.... Brixton Splash 2015 a small local affair that has grow’d and grow’d (just like Topsy) it was magnificent in its size but also in the massive amount of respect that hovered above the crowd – often mistaken as weed smoke. Trying to run up the road to Tesco became an assault course and having reached the interior, the alcohol aisle was packed with young people buying up the shop whilst appearing to be half cut already. The weather was good, the vibe was great and yet again Brixton smashed it... and not the windows of Foxton’s! brixton-splash-after-parties-02

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!

Outsiders in London – Are you one, too?

Feb 22 2015   |   By: admin   |   0   |   Posted in Art, Community, Homepage Article, Information, Uncategorized

Press Release: 22nd February 2015 By Milan Svanderlik A free, seven-week exhibition, featuring the powerful portraits and deeply moving life stories of 41 extraordinary Londoners. This is Milan Svanderlik’s second major non-commercial exhibition at St Martin’s, in the very heart of London. Mon 23 March 2015 - Sat 9th May 2015 The Gallery in the Crypt, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ (scroll to the bottom of the page for a location map)

Gary Barnes and Dennis Rose

UPDATE: Check out the following link where Dennis (no longer such a menace!) is the main feature in a 5 minute London Live culture programme, LondonGo. Dennis on the London Live programme Dennis Rose and Gary Areef Barnes are two of the 40 people who took part in the project: they have both felt like outsiders and in many ways they continue to do so. Yet they are insiders too and very much a part of the Stockwell Park Estate community in Brixton. Both their life stories are captivating, moving and inspirational because they offer hope to a younger generation; indeed, they are an inspiration to all of us. The term ‘outsiders’ often has negative connotations: these are the people who are regarded as ‘them’ incontrast to ‘us’, the arrivals from distant provinces or foreign lands, those not quite belonging, those not exactly fitting in, those not conforming. Of course, there is another side to this coin: there are those who stand out deliberately, who choose to go against the grain, the ones who challenge established social, cultural or religious norms, who question the policies and orthodoxies broadly accepted by those who are of the mainstream, those ‘on the inside’. Outsiders in London aims to illustrate how many of us will experience the feeling of being an outsider at some stage in our lives; how some of us are labelled as, or feel ourselves to be, outsiders from the very outset but manage to turn this into an advantage, or just make the best of it; how some of us are crushed by the burden of being ‘on the outside’, while others grapple with it, grow stronger and, in overcoming adversity, quite often make exceptional contributions to society. This Exhibition reveals something of the lives of 41 such individuals, who perceive (or have perceived) themselves as ‘outsiders’ in one way or another, and to celebrate both that they have survived and what they have achieved. It is also to be hoped that every one of us will recognise in these images, and life stories, some facet of ourselves or of someone close to us. Milan’s latest exhibition has a strong link to its predecessor, 100 Faces of London, held at The Gallery in the Crypt in 2012, as it too emphasises the extraordinary diversity of London’s population, but this time with a more explicit socio-political slant. All the portraits and the associated life stories (in full) of the 40+ individuals are already online and can be viewed at:
The Gallery in the Crypt St Martin-in-the-Fields Trafalgar Square London WC2N 4JJ

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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.

BMX Saved My Life: Shane Francis

Jun 10 2014   |   By: admin   |   0   |   Posted in Community, Uncategorized

Access Sport Beneficiary Shane in the Evening Standard! Urging others to step back from the vicious cycle of crime and a constant struggle to remain in education; Shane Francis, an 18 year old from Stockwell, found a passion for BMX through Peckham BMX Club, one of the BMX Legacy Project’s partner clubs, which has significantly helped to calm his frustrations and redirect his energy to his potential Olympic success… “BMX saved my life…”  Shane was kicked out of school at 14 years of age for bad behaviour which led to poor decisions resulting in Shane getting in trouble with the police. “School just didn’t agree with me. I could not cope and got into arguments. I was misguided and on and off police bail.”
Now Southern Region Champion for the 17-29 age group in 2013, Shane describes “BMX calmed me down. It has changed my personality. The sport is part of me now. The discipline has really helped. I try to be a role model for boys who are younger than me.” Shane’s hard work and determination to turn his life around and achieve success in BMX is evident as he now endeavours to achieve a podium finish in the upcoming British Championships! In the meantime, alongside CK Flash, Peckham BMX Club leader, Shane will take part in the London Cycle Sportive on the 11th of May 2014. The ride, finishing at Herne Hill Velodrome, will support Access Sport and help us continue to transform more lives through sport!

Coming Up Soon!… Milan Svanderlik

Jun 09 2014   |   By: admin   |   0   |   Posted in Art, Community

Image 1 Milan fell into the Community Trust trap by meeting with members of the Trust. A motley collection of “OUTSIDERS”, we all agreed to take part in Milan’s new project, 'Outsiders in London, Are you one, too?' The project has its own website ( and you are welcome to have a look at the images and read the associated stories - perhaps you’ll recognise someone you know?! A six-week exhibition at The Gallery in the Crypt, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, will open on 30 March 2015 (Admission free). This is Milan’s second exhibition of photographic portraits, following the successful 100 Faces of London, also shown at St Martin’s, in 2012, just before the Olympics. As soon as everything is up to date and completed…we will invite you all to come along…until  then take a little peek at the website and see just what has been going on.