The Westbourne Community Champions project launched in 2015. Over the past four years an active group of volunteers has been working hard to spread important messages and promote local services that can make a big difference to people’s health and quality of life. The team is currently looking for new Community Champions to join our team to support some exciting new activities as well as our existing ones. We are also recruiting for Maternity Champions to support our activities for expectant and new parents.
We are based at the Stowe Centre 258 Harrow Rd, London, W2 5ES – if you are interested in joining us or finding out more, or if you would like Community Champions to have a stall at your event, why not pop in and have a chat to the Westbourne Project Leader, Harriet Collett, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or give her a call on 0207 266 8251 or 07518 841313
Maternity Champions at Community Family Drop ins
Music, creativity and play remain central to the sessions – led by Julie from Creative Futures, an expert early years creative practitioner – enabling children to interact socially, and learn and develop through carefully planned music-based activities. Our NCT trained Maternity Champions are on hand to offer peer support, information and signposting to local services.
Wednesday Drop in – Precrawlers
Grand Junction (at St Mary Magdalene’s) : Weds 1-3pm
The champions support a fun, free, musical drop in for babies under 6 months and their parents run by our partner Creative Futures. Every other week this includes parent and baby yoga. We welcome parents, provide informal support and information on local services that might be useful.
Friday Drop in – 0-4 years
The Stowe Centre : 10am – 12pm
The champions support a fun, free, musical drop in for under 5s and their parents run by our partner Creative Futures.
Community Champion activities
Yoga & Mindfulness sessions – Women only
The Stowe Centre : Thursdays, 10 – 11am This women’s only class promotes not only physical health but also mental wellbeing. Supported by our Community Champions, this activity is a supportive environment to learn a new exercise and to meet new people
Feel Good FridayThe Stowe Centre : Fridays, 1-3pm
These sessions are a chance to meet people from the local area, play games, pool, knit, just have a chat or do anything that makes you feel good! We have information about local services and sometimes invite along guest speakers. On the last Friday of every month we will be doing a Feel Good Friday Community Café – please come join us for a chat and some tasty food!
please click on this page link Publications to view all Westminster Community Champions reports and the Community Champions Social Return on Investment evaluation October 2017 – May 2018