With our capacity building, impact, volunteer management and other types of support, we work closely with all types of charities and groups in Southwark. Below are some case studies which highlight the positive results and the type of support that we can give.
Also below are our Member Spotlights articles on the great work that our member charities are doing. Please fill in this *Spotlight* form if you would like to feature in an article on our website, ebulletins and social media platforms.
Our Membership and Outreach Officer, Gosia, has been with us for over ten months. Her work has been crucial in building strong links with our members and tying together all the teams’ work.
Find out more about how a member organisation, Theraputic Playgroup (part of Windsor Walk CIC) are helping the mental health of refugee children and their families through play, as part of our celebration of Refugees Week.
Kyra Gonzales from Hourglass (Safer Ageing) tells us about how the charity supports older people on harm, abuse or exploitation.
Margaret from Parent Skills2Go tells us how the charity supports the community by providing services and activities for parents and carers of young children and young people.
Four members talk about the support that they have had from Community Southwark and the impact this has had on their charities.
Phil White, Director of Step Out Mentoring, tells us about the vision of the charity to see young people supported at tough times and to connect communities.
Two of our member charities tell us about the difference Community Southwark's support has made to them
Helen tells us about the psychotherapeutic service which offers mindfulness-based programmes and integrative therapeutic treatments to combat mental and emotional health disorders.
Simon Butler tells us about the many support services run by Oasis Hub Waterloo, including: a foodbank and community fridge
Mariama tells us about this fantastic not for profit community organisation that cultivates food, learning and wellbeing through permaculture design and ethics.
Natanya tells us about their support, including free peer-support network for creative engagement in the Old Kent Road.
Bianca Pezzotti, Walworth Living Room's Fundraising and Communications Officer, tells us about the activities the team are running and the new cafe which has opened.
"Andrea has been a wonderfully dedicated Link Age Southwark volunteer befriender to a lady who is living with dementia in Southwark..."
"Since Tina came to us at the Healthy Living and Learning Centre, she has stood out as a both a bright bright light..."
Eleanor Thorn and Diane Ferguson tell us about the group, "Highlighting Vimal's plight has brought the community together, something which was missing in the Rotherhithe area"
Kunlé Oyedeji, The Empowerment Group's CEO, tells us about their work supporting black people aged 18 and over facing mental health challenges.
Co-Artistic and Participation Director, Jo Sadler-Lovett, tells us about the invaluable work of Blue Elephant Theatre, "Our focus is on supporting the mental health and well-being of our community..."
"Thanks to our incredible team of volunteers, The Felix Project has not only continued on it's fight against food waste and food poverty but we have grown!"
"In 2020, I opted for remote volunteering opportunities because of the pandemic. I wanted something that would bring me back to what I knew but hadn’t done for a while. With my passion for cooking!"
Felicia Boshorin tells us about the invaluable work of Spring Community Hub, "We make sure no one in Southwark goes hungry and work with people to help them escape food poverty..." - (Published 26 Nov 2021).
Julia Honess talks about the invaluable support that they give to people with mental health needs, older people & children in Peckham, East Dulwich and Camberwell - (Published 26 Oct)
Charlotte Schofield tells us all about Power2 and their fantastic work supporting the local voluntary and community sector - (Published 27 Sept 2021).
Yekoliah Amartsoo tells us all about the charity, the support that they give and how people can connect and get support from Reach Dem UK - (Published 31 August 2021)
Elevated Minds work with schools, alternative educational provisions, and various professionals to tackle the disproportionate levels of BME young people excluded from mainstream education
Our July 2021 *Spotlight Organisation* is Latin American Disabled People's Project! - (Published 1 July 2021).
Tom Morgan-Evans was nominated for the Keib Thomas Active Citizen Award at our 2021 Southwark Stars for the fantastic work he's been doing with D'eynsford TMO over the past year.
Javell has been volunteering his time and effort with Elevated Minds April 2019. Click to read what about his work and why he was nominated.
"For many of our members Gerald was the only face to face human contact, as they stood at their front doors. His caring personality and never ending, listening ear, was much appreciated by all. "
"Queen brilliantly demonstrates the nimbleness of small grassroots charity volunteers who can adapt at times of crises and show outstanding leadershipto keep community spirit and service alive"
Southwark Multi-Faith Forum was nominated for the Community Group of the Year Award at our 2021 Southwark Stars for their fantastic work in the community.Click to read more about their work.
'Ray of sunshine' David Omorogbe of@bedehouse wins Disabled Volunteer of the Year 2021!Read his story here.
Christina gives a huge amount back to Southwark’s community, improving the lives of younger and older people.
The team at Surrey Docks Farm are proud to have him as part of their team and shared how he has enriched their organisation.
Carolyn, a Volunteering Advice Volunteer, tells us about the skills she's developed and what difference volunteering has made to her.
Toby Bevan, a Communications Support volunteer with our SFAA team, tells us about the skills he's developed and what difference volunteering has made to him.
Patricia Kanneh-Fitzgerald - a Community Health Ambassador volunteer, tells us about the skills she's developed and what difference volunteering has made to her.
Caitriona O'Connor - a Resource and Content Volunteer for our Volunteer team, shares her volunteer experience
Do you want to feature in a * Member Organisation Spotlight*? Then tell us all about your organisation here. We will share this on our website, in our ebulletins and on our social media platforms.
Kathleen Heather, Founder of Love North Southwark, talks about her volunteering experience and the influence of a strong women in her life, her mum #InternationalWomensDay.
#OurImpact: ''Unity Works partners with organisations like Community Southwark because they are a major source of exciting and innovative opportunities in the Borough'' - (published 25 Feb 2021)
Franco has helped Team100 in their incredible efforts to transform lives, in an area and in a time where obesity and inactivity are prominent issues.
We the created this film to help highlight the fantastic work of Link Age Southwark and the importance of their volunteers.
Ann talks about volunteering with Depaul in this short film, along with Satu, Depaul's Volunteer Coordinator, who talks about the fantastic work of the charity.
Hear three volunteers, Terry, Jean and David, talk about their volunteering experience along with Rosie, Shakespeare's Globe's Volunteer Manager, in this short film.
Central Southwark Community Hub have managed a Foodbank for seven years and been involved in many other community projects.
Time & Talents is a charity based in Rotherhithe and Bermondsey dedicated to creating a place where everyone feels part of a community.
Team100 Burges Park provides local people with the support to take control of their community to get more young people healthy and active.
Sophie* visited our Volunteering Advice Service in October 2017 and applied to become a ward befriender on a mental health ward.
Sarah had a Volunteer Advice appointment with Community Southwark in November 2017 and gained some useful guidance to help with the start of her volunteer journey.
...share the benefit of Community Southwark's support
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