UK Placements

Mosaic Clubhouse

Mosaic Clubhouse is an opportunity centre for individuals recovering from mental ill health. Individuals who use the Clubhouse volunteer to work in partnership with the staff team to manage the day to day running of the Clubhouse. The Clubhouse assists its members towards their recovery by providing routes back into paid employment, educational classes leading to nationally recognised qualifications and the chance to increase social networks through their participation in the evening and social programmes.

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Bede House

Bede is a local community charity. At Bede, they believe strong, confident communities enable people to flourish. That is why, since 1938, they have been working from their Bermondsey and Rotherhithe base in Southwark to support local people in creating better lives for themselves, their families and their communities.

As a local organisation, we have the flexibility to respond to changing need in our local area. To support the needs of those in our local community we run four key services: Learning Disabilities, Youth Work, Starfish Domestic Violence and Hate Crime Project and Community Engagement. Each are aimed at bringing people of different backgrounds, skills and experiences together to build long term, supportive relationships that help to create new opportunities for those involved – these include adults with learning disabilities, young people and families on low incomes and survivors of abusive relationships and hate crime.

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St Margaret's Settlement

St Margaret’s House is an independent charity based in Bethnal Green since 1889, providing practical initiatives, projects and activities to serve and enable the local community.

It is inclusive to all elements of the neighbourhood; they support the African Women's Welfare Association; Quaker Social Action; The Kipper and Providence Row Homeless Projects; The U-Turn Centre for Vulnerable Women; Tower Hamlets Friends and Neighbours; Tower Hamlets Activity in Retirement Centre; Globe Bengali Mohila Samity; Urban Youth; The Tower Hamlets Somali Association Network; the Clayton Volunteers Association and twenty other worthwhile voluntary and community groups.

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St. Hilda's East Community Centre

St Hilda’s East is a vibrant multi-purpose community centre catering for all sections of the local community. They welcome people of all ages and backgrounds and offer a wide programme of activities. These include advice services, youth projects, support for parents and pre-school children, and work with older people, women’s projects, volunteering placement and carers’ respite. Your placement will be mainly working with the projects for the elderly that St Hilda’s have on, but there will be a chance for you to choose some of the projects you assist with.

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Neighbors in Poplar

Founded in 1969, NiP is a registered charity providing practical support to older, frail, isolated people of all cultures & faiths, living in Poplar & the Isle of Dogs.

The organisation provides support and care for vulnerable people who are living at home, regardless of their gender, culture, or disability; and also provide disadvantaged children with breaks from their normal environment during summer holidays.

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Providence Row

Providence Row are a homeless charity tackling the root causes of homelessness to help people get off, and stay off, the streets. Last year, almost 1,000 people used their services. Working with people to build skills and confidence is the key to success. They do this through a trainee schemes, language classes and employment support. The support they provide for mental health and addiction issues helps people to rejoin the community. They also help people to return to their home communities and families, in the UK and abroad.

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