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Old Oak Centre Community Champions Launch & Winter Health Event – Friday 22 November

November 14, 2019 in News by Old Oak Centre

Dear Neighbours, we are launching the community champions project and having a winter health event around flu injection awareness.

With free head, neck, hands and feet massages, a free yoga workshop and free goody bags!

Taking place Friday November 22nd 2019 from 12-3pm at Old Oak Community Centre, 76 Braybrook Street, W12 0AP

 

Under 5’s Clothes Swap & Nappy Natter – Thursday 21 November

November 14, 2019 in News by Old Oak Centre

Next week we are hosting a clothes swap with H&F
recycling team during Stay & Learn! Donate your under 5’s clothes too us and swap them to get some new ones!

Also, join in with our Nappy Natter and find out about reusable nappies #reduce #reuse #recycle

Taking place at Old Oak Centre, 76 Braybrook Street, W12 0AP

Tea and Table Games Afternoon at Old Oak Primary School

September 26, 2019 in News by Old Oak Centre

To celebrate national Silver Sunday Bubble & Squeak are holding a ‘Tea and Table Games’ afternoon at Old Oak Primary School, W12 0AS on Thursday 10th October 3.30 – 5.00 pm.

Grandparents, Parents, all invited to this intergenerational activity on Thursday with tea and cakes.

The event is free but book your place call 020 8743 7629.

Find out more about our free Mindfulness Classes for Pregnant Women

September 23, 2019 in News by Old Oak Centre

Our Free Mindfulness Craft Classes for new & expecting parents starts Friday 4th October in partnership with Maternity Champions and hosted by local parent Sarah.   We caught up with her to find out more about the class.

Why did you set this up?

As a new mum I realised how the daily routine of looking after a baby can sometimes lead to boredom and loneliness and I found that doing crafts helped me to feel like I had achieved something in the day as I had something I’d made. This class is to help other mums to learn new skills, meet new people, and have some time for themselves to create something. 

What will you do in the class?

Each week we will cover a different paper crafting technique. The first one will be a simple stamping session where people can create their own greetings cards and matching envelopes using stamps and ink.

What are the benefits of the Mindfulness/Craft Session:

It will provide an additional support network for new parents, and they will also learn new skills. The focus of creating something can also take your mind off anything else that is worrying you. Maternity champions will be on hand also to help with any needs that your baby may have during the class. 

A bit about yourself?

I have a degree in Maths and Management. Crafting started as a hobby which I have developed over a number of years and now I teach craft workshops and do craft demonstrations.

Eligibility : Parents in H&F. Babies 4 months and under are welcome to attend the session (Health and Safety reason children beyond this age are quite active and prone to picking up objects which could cause injuries,this cut off is to prevent that)

For more info please get in touch with [email protected]

Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities – starts 12 September

September 9, 2019 in News by Old Oak Centre

Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities (SFSC) 12th September 2019 10am -1pm

About the programme

SFSC runs for three hours a week for 13 weeks. Week one is an introductory session where you can find out more. You can join up to week three. This is a popular parenting programme for parents and carers with children aged 3 – 19. The programme is for parents and carers from all backgrounds who would like to work on their parenting skills and build positive relationships with their children. 

Topics include:

Understanding children’s development

• Building positive family relationships

• Valuing family and cultural traditions

• 10 steps to positive discipline

• Handling stress and anger

• Community involvement

Other parents have said the programme has helped them with:

• Better communication

• Enjoying family activities

• Community activities

• Meeting other parents and sharing ideas

• Confidence and self esteem

• Managing their children’s behaviour

• Managing anger

• Solving problems

All groups end with a celebration

with certificates and parents are given a free parenting manual.

The programme is free and a crèche/childcare and refreshments are usually available.

The following groups are also available:

• Fathers only

• Parents with learning difficulties

• In Bengali, Somali and Turkish

For more information about this programme please contact Sandra Simeon on 07702970887 or Katy Mbanefo on 07723913425