Currently Funded Projects
The IT Club
Volunteers at Acton Community Forum (ACF) will be holding weekly IT sessions, providing residents with an opportinity to learn basic IT skills and how to use smartphones and tablets. The sessions will also provide an opportunity to access online information such as health and financial support such as using comparison websites. Volunteers will also teach attendees how to use the internet safety and how to protect themselves both personally and financially.
The project runs on a drop in basis, so please feel free to come along.
When: Thursdays from 1.00pm - 3.00pm (from 20th April)
Where: Oaktree Community Centre, Osborne Road, London, W3 8SJ
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Pensioners Monday Club
A long running social club for the elderly, held on Mondays every week. For a small contribution, members chat over tea and biscuits (sometimes served by children from Twyford School) and play games and bingo. Residents are welcome to come along with their carers.
The project has previously held day trips to the seaside. Please ask Mary, who runs the social club for more information.
When: Mondays from 12.00pm – 4.00pm
Where: St Marys Church Hall, 1 The Mount, South Acton, W3 9NW
Please drop in - there is no need to book.
Movement for Music by Bollo Brook Youth Club
Experienced youth workers run daytime workshops for young people, offering the opportunity to work with a music production tutor and to learn skills such as beat making, lyric writing, music production and DJ-ing. Participants will be able to make their own original track and to take home a copy, which will also be disseminated to partner organisations and other groups in the Youth Music Network. Other professionals will also be on hand to offer advice and guidance on the industry.
Those that excel in the above will be offered the opportunity to take part in additional, more complex, workshops.
The project is targeted at young people who are not engaging in mainstream education and places are allocated on a referral basis. However, if you are interested or know of a young person that would benefit from the project, please contact email@example.com.
Acton Gardens funding has allowed for United Anglo Caribbean Society (UACS) to continue support 60-80 year olds on the estate. Volunteers provide home visits, arrange carers, liaise with social services, assist with benefit applications, amongst many other referrals, support and assistance to the elderly community.
UACS offer a drop in basis facility at their office, open daily to provide advice to elderly residents, and a social club (offering support and a place to socialise) which is open four days a week.
When: Office 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday
Social Club 10.00am – 4.00pm Tuesday – Friday
Where: The UACS Older People’s Centre, 23 Hanbury Road, Acton, W3 8RF