We have held fun days for the local residents near our site. Children’s entertainment, inflatable fun and tasty BBQ food were available to all.
Braeburn sponsored a summer scheme which funded the training of six volunteer coaches at Carney’s Community (charitable arm of The Fitzroy Lodge Amateur Boxing Club) based in Lambeth Road. These coaches then delivered a fitness programme to 20 local residents who had difficulty finding employment due to various barriers. All participants gained coaching & leadership skills, as well as discipline and self-control combined with boxing skills.
Southbank Place are proud to support wheelchair basketball team Brixton Ballers pictured here after their first win of the 2016 season. Brixton Ballers not only takes able bodied and disabled people and coaches them in the competitive game of wheelchair basketball, but also enables players to enhance physical rehabilitation as well as an environment to socialise with others.
First step trust is a Lambeth based social enterprise who specialise in helping disadvantaged residents particularly those with mental health issues. Our staff participated in the trading places programme, which involved spending the day alongside trainees working in the SMART garage where they are equipped with skills to gain employment in the vehicle maintenance industry or alternatively in the kitchen at Abbevilles restaurant where catering skills can be gained. We were also proud to support the Driving Ambitions programme which enables participants to pass their driving test and hopefully gain employment in a delivery role.
We received an appeal from Vauxhall City Farm for advice on their telephone system. One of our local telecommunication companies was please to donate and install a new versatile system that enabled the farm staff to effectively deal with telephone enquiries while minimising disruption to their work and also allowed them to make a cost saving.
We have been proud to support Vauxhall Foodbank, not just through donations but also by engaging the support of local businesses. As a result a local café on Clapham Road regularly donates any unsold food to the food bank. Another local business also very generously donated and installed a boiler and sink and drainage unit enabling them to provide a safe warm environment for people in need to meet with each other over a hot drink, and engage with the advisory services that the Foodbank provides.
We were delighted to host the first cohort of the Digital Futures programme to Level39 at Canary Wharf. Digital Futures is a programme run by the Bridge at Waterloo, St John’s Church. This programme teaches local unemployed residents coding skills and seeks to place them in work placements in the Tech industry following completion of the programme. The visit to the Tech floor Level39 at One Canada Square gave students an insight as to where their newly acquired skills could take them.
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Asbestos survey and drain cleaning carried out by our trade contractors