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Benefits & credits Winter Fuel Payment

June 19, 2013 in News by Old Oak Centre

You could get between £100 and £300 tax-free to help pay your heating bills if you were born on or before 5 January 1952. This is known as a ‘Winter Fuel Payment’.

Most payments are made automatically between November and December. You should get your money by Christmas.

You usually get a Winter Fuel Payment automatically if you get the State Pension or another social security benefit (not Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction or Child Benefit).

If you qualify but don’t get paid automatically, you’ll need to make a claim.

Any money you get won’t affect your other benefits.

Exciting News from the Adult IT Training Centre!

June 5, 2013 in News by Old Oak Centre

 We are delighted to announce Old Oak Centre is now a registered test centre with BCS.  This means for Hammersmith & Fulham residents you can come and enrol on our ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) course and then take the accredited exam at the centre.  ECDL is an internationally recognised qualification.  If you want to gain the confidence, basic skills and knowledge to use computers, then getting an ECDL qualification could be right for you. 

Not only will you get familiar with a whole range of common IT software packages, this means when you’re looking for work, now or in the future, having ECDL on your CV will show that you have the computers skills many employers are looking for. 

HS2 Phase One: London – West Midlands

June 5, 2013 in News by Old Oak Centre

Draft Environmental Statement Consultation

HS2 Ltd is holding a series of events to help people understand out draft Environmental Statement which summarises the likely effects of HS2 and how we propose to mitigate them.

Design Refinement Consultation

You will also have an opportunity to learn more about our proposals to refine the design of  HS2 in your area.

Consultation informtion events in your area are:

  • Saturday 15 June –  10am – 5pm, Old Oak Community & Children’s Centre, 76 Braybrook St, London W12 0AP
  • Monday 17 June – 12 noon to 8pm, Perivale Community Centre, Horsenden Lane South, Perivale, Middlesex, UB6 7 NP
  • Saturday 22 June – 10am – 5pm, Castlehaven Community Centre Association, 21 Castlehaven Road, London NW1 8RU

Both Consultations close on 11 July 2013.  To find out more please visit or call 0207 944 4908

Parent’s Forum – Wednesday 22 May 2013

May 15, 2013 in News by Old Oak Centre

Would you like to become more involved in the running of Old Oak Centre?

Attend our forum and you can:

  • Discuss how the centre could be improved
  • Input you ideas into under 5’s activities
  • Listen to guest speakers

  • Free creche for 0-5 provided (book in advance, places limited)
  • Free healthy breakfast provided.

Our guest speaker for May:


Gain advice about work experience, CV writing, job searches and updating skills.

For more information please come to the centre or call us on 020 8740 8008

Pilates for Over 50’s

May 15, 2013 in News by Old Oak Centre

Pilates at the Old Oak Centre is aimed at anyone over 50.  Pilates help you to rediscover your balance, aid mobility and strengthen your muscles.  

Pilates is a form of exercise which builds core strength, tones and stretches the body and  and increases flexibility. It is entirely safe and is recommended not just for general body conditioning but also for those with any rehabilitation needs.  Then come and try out new pilate courses.

Enrolement starts on Monday 18 February 2013 at the Macbeth Centre, Macbeth St, London W6 9 JJ

Sessions start on 16 April 2013 from 12.30  

Fees: £25 – Borough residents, £15 concessions , £35 out of borough residents.