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The Reader runs weekly groups where we bring people together to read novels, short stories, plays and poems, creating a space for people to be together, share thoughts and have personal reflections. Trained Reader Leaders read the stories aloud to the group each week and all our sessions are free to attend, so everyone--no matter their background or ability--can join in. Group members are welcome to read aloud, join the discussions or sit back and enjoy a good story. Shared Reading is about making personal connection – what the literature makes us feel, the meaning it holds for each of us, and the shared experiences we discover through discussions.
The Reader has been running Shared Reading groups in Kensington & Chelsea since 2010. We run groups across the borough each week in libraries, community centres, hospitals, and day centres. Please contact us for a list of our weekly groups.
The Second Half Centre, located in the NHS St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing on Exmoor Street W10, opened it’s doors to the over 50s community on October 29th 2012. It is open every Monday to Friday 9:30am to 5:00pm.
The Second Half Foundation (SHF), who created The Second Half Centre, was established with the purpose of building centres throughout the United Kingdom to serve men and women aged 50 plus to ensure that our growing ageing population will have a place to develop more meaningful connections and continue to learn and grow.
The mission is to get our ageing population together doing things they enjoy in a dedicated space: bridging the digital divide, learning new skills to get back to work, rediscovering the pleasures of old hobbies and finding new ones, exercising, and feeling involved through volunteering, mentoring and teaching.
As of 1st April 2014, Open Age now run and manage The Second Half Centre-they have been pioneering an active life for older people for over 20 years, preventing social isolation and loneliness and improving health and well-being. Open Age is a user led charity, working across Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster enabling older people, from 50 to over 100 years of age, to sustain their physical and mental fitness, maintain active lifestyles and develop new and stimulating interests.
Open Age has Over 350 weekly activities are provided from more than 60 sites, which include our the Positive Age Centre in North Kensington, the Open Age Hubs in Westminster as well as community centres, sheltered housing, church halls and libraries.
Sheltered housing with support for older women with limited financial means
The Video College was set up through a local residents' association in 1994 to give people of all ages an opportunity to train in one of the most vital areas of film making.
We are an organisation based outside of RBKC, but working within the area, as contractors for Equal People, mencap. We are primaily a voluntary sector infrastructure support organisation operating in Harrow, that seeks to build social capital through creativity. This involves us running a cafe, stall and helping for an with adults with disabilities in RBKC.
The Tudor Trust is an independent grant-making charitable trust which supports organisations working across the UK. We do not focus our funding on specific themes or programmes. Instead we want to fund a wide range of people and organisations working to achieve lasting change in their communities.
Turning Point is the UK's leading health and social care organisation. We provide services for people with complex needs, including those affected by drug and alcohol misuse, mental health problems and those with a learning disability
Studying in the UK as a disabled student won’t represent any difference in studying as a non-disabled student. As a disabled person in a British higher education provider, you’ll have your rights guaranteed by law. Within every British university, there’s an office and an official who’s in charge to deliver every service concerning this category of students. the UK education system has many scholarship schemes allocated to disabled students. Disabled students in the UK can also get financial support from the British loan system.
Urban Eye is a London based art and design group, founded in 1998. It plans and implements art and regeneration projects to transform neglected spaces and improve public safety.
We provide out of the classroom learning in the local urban environment to schools adults and families.