Is there a new hobby you’d love to try but feel self-conscious about joining the local club? Do you need help to stop smoking?

If you’re feeling anxious or depressed would you like to meet others who may be feeling the same?

There is always lots happening in Thamesmead and a range of support on offer.

For more information contact: Gez Kellaghan at [email protected].



From exercise classes to volunteering, gardening to befriending there is something on offer for every older person in Thamesmead.

If you fancy getting active while having fun, why not join an exercise class at Sporting Club Thamesmead or Lakeview Court.

If you’d like to meet a friendly face, there are lots of social groups around to make you feel welcome, why not come to the Pop-in Parlour at Lakeview Court in Thamesmead Town Centre on a Wednesday or Friday morning between 10am-1pm or visit Seniors in Touch on Tuesdays from 11am-2pm.

You can also grab a bite to eat from £3.50 from Chiamaka at Lakeview Court’s restaurant on Monday, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 12pm-2.45pm. Contact Daniel Browne on 0203 828 3888 for more info

If you would like to find out more or suggest an activity that you’d like to see in Thamesmead contact Georgia Mann at [email protected] or 0203 828 3948.


Free home energy advice in response to Covid-19

Groundwork is an environmental charity who have expert energy advisers (Green Doctors) who help London and Slough residents to save money, stay warm, and improve energy efficiency in the home.

They are offering FREE pre-booked phone consultations as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic. During these challenging times, personalised energy advice is more important than ever. Energy bills may become more of a concern because of changing financial circumstances, and many residents’ will see increased home energy bills.


What support can the Green Doctor offer on the phone?

  • Energy saving advice in the home
  • Identifying and tackling damp or mould problems
  • Switching energy providers to save money
  • Further referrals to additional support
  • Accessing the Warm Homes Discount
  • Applying for grants for energy or water debt


Who is eligible?

  • those with disabilities
  • those with a long-term health condition
  • those who are pregnant
  • residents over 60 years
  • residents with children under 10 years
  • residents who have a low income (below £16,190)
  • residents with energy costs that are more than 10% of household income
  • residents on benefits
  • residents who have recently lost their job or income

To enquire about a free phone consultation, get in touch: 0300 365 3005 or [email protected]