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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

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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Stockwell Park Jobs Fair: Runner Up in 2013 Award

Jan 01 2014   |   By: admin   |   0   |   Posted in Community, Community Centre, Homepage Article, Information, Uncategorized

We are proud to report that the Stockwell Park Jobs Fair, based in our very own community centre and in association with the Met Police has featured as a runner up in the Howard League for Penal Reform: 2013 Community Programme Award, in the Children and Young People category.  
howard league pc rowlandsRunner up: Stockwell Park Estate Job Fair, Metropolitan Police Service
It was found that the Stockwell Park Estate SW9 was rife with unemployment and yet young people in the area, known to the police, showed a willingness to change and work. A jobs fair event that provides employment and opportunities to everyone, however, it is particularly tailored to approaching young people with a criminal record in gangs. The concept aims to divert young people away from crime and violence. Lambeth College, Pathways also offer free courses and training. A group of 20 gang members were invited to attend the jobs fair and every single attendee got a job or apprenticeship and are still in that role. In addition 45 other members of the community got a job. Another jobs fair event was held in February 2013:
  • 15 jobs given to gang members and young offenders, one who had been released from prison 2 days before
  • 82 jobs were given to local people in the community. 21 are still in their role
The project targets people between the ages of 18-24 who are known to the Police, are associated with a gang or have been released from prison. click here to view the original article

Lil Sullivan – FRAMED! Benefit Bash

Jun 14 2013   |   By: admin   |   0   |   Posted in Art, Community, Information

FRAMED! Benefit Bash When:  Sunday, June 16th Where: The Grosvenor 17 Sidney Road SW9 0TP Time: 7:30 - 10:30 PM Ticket Price: Love donation We'll have a hat to pass around after the performances as well as a donation box at the door


Lil Sullivan, local artist of SW9 is the beneficiary of FRAMED! Seven years ago she suffered a stroke that had her in a coma for six months. Upon waking up, she discovered the left side of her body partially paralysed and limited use of her hand. 

Today, Lil is back and making her art once again! As well as being a full time mother, she is very active in her community as well as a co-founder of the London Stroke Action Council (LSAC).  Lil is an inspiration to all. The stroke may have slowed her down a bit, but it did not stop her. Her upcoming exhibition benefiting LSAC has her creating like crazy, and all this new work needs to be framed

FRAMED!, a benefit bash is a going to be an evening of art, music & Comedy Hosted by theDoryLama (finalist Funny’s Funny Female Comedian of the Year 2011, Funny Women Semi Finalist 2009) All this entertain to you and help Lil raise the money to frame her artwork. All proceeds will be used for the art pieces that will be shown in her solo exhibition in July, 2013 benefiting the London Stoke Action Council.

Join us on Sunday, June 16th for an evening of FRAMED! For those of you in Ireland who unable to make it, worry not! We will record the event and put it online with a PayPal account so you may enjoy the performances and make donations.

Performances by

Lil Sullivan

Catherine Brogan

Enda Muldoon

The Underdogs

'Coeur Vagabond'


The No Frills Band

-- Out of the Blue: The Art of The Stroke
Gold on the Streets: 2013 Calendar