IMPROVING IN THE COMMUNITY

We intend to improve on our capability to meet the needs of Croydon as we have more facilities and resource outlets in the Croydon localities compared to our Battersea catchment areas
As a listed property located in a strategic part of Croydon, it serves as a place of interest for the local community and as it’s where a tangible number from the community meet to interact, we intend keeping it in he public realm and making it accessible for the community activities that further our goal to be a community hub for the Croydon residents.
In addition to the sustainable activities from Battersea we want to duplicate in the Croydon environment we will in due course be doing the following too on our week days


1 A One Stop Community Hub For Croydon
· Health Respite - For those needing respite from hospital visits or recovering from illness or needing encouragement after visiting or treatment from Mayday Hospital
· Social Inclusion & Rehabitation - Probation Support for offenders/ Home Office Referrals etc.
· Financial Inclusion Services – Debt Management and Advice Centre
· Food Bank – To alleviate hunger in Croydon and get people off poverty

2 Social Hub For Croydon Residents
· For Mothers – A forum to gather together and build each other and find resources for self development
· For Youths – A forum to gather together and build each other and find resources for self development
· For Men – A forum to gather together and build each other and find resources for self development
· For Ladies - A forum to gather together and build each other and find resources for self development
· For Singles - A forum to gather together and build each other and find resources for self-development

3 Business Hub For Croydon Residents
· Resource centre for local businesses - For space to service their business and to network
· Grants

4 Education & Career Hub for Croydon Residents
· Career Advice & Job Club – For youths and adults seeking work or training or education
· Resource Centre for Training Opportunities and Mentoring
These four hubs for Croydon will not be implemented immediately after taking ownership of the premises but will be phased out based on our capital programme for the area and the available human resource and the urgency to start some project based on the needs analysis
The One Stop Community Hub – Will be in collaboration with the local teaching hospital Mayday Hospital, the Croydon local authority and social care agencies and a financial inclusion agency namely Christians Against Poverty a debt counselling charity that works with churches in localities to establish hubs for those needing financial inclusion and direction
· We have notably qualified individuals in the healthcare and social care field to ensure that our outreach work with the local hospital and in the community is effectively manage.

Our community enrichment teams will work with community leaders and stakeholders in Croydon forming partnerships that build the foundation for our outreach events. Partnership with local governments, organisations like local schools and clubs, churches and businesses are crucial to the success of our community activities and events.
Volunteers are an important part of all our community activities and outreach events. We will engage with community members in building a volunteer base, establish a customised plan for the community, and carry out effective activities and events meeting local needs