Our virtual community hub is open Facebook
The Elephant and Castle Community Hub, based on the Upper Mall of the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre (opposite Jenny’s Burgers) is now online and hosting free virtual wellness activities, fitness classes and arts & crafts workshops for local people.
We know that keeping the mind and body active is essential while you are in self-isolation so we have brought a host of wellness, fitness and arts & crafts activities online.
You can now access our timetable of activities from the comfort of your home. It also features information on the essential services that are still open in the shopping centre and local area.
Check out our list of activities below that you can get involved in this week:
Disability Sport Coach Live Sessions and Home WorkoutsMore infoMore info
Virtual ChoirMore infoMore info
Kids Creation Station-Live sessionsMore infoMore info
Dancebeatz live classesMore infoMore info
Latin Dance Aerobics WorkoutMore infoMore info
Creative ClubMore infoMore info
Upside Down Street Dance ClassesMore infoMore info
Frogprince Baby MusicMore infoMore info
Silverfit Exercise ClassesMore infoMore info
Re-Tribe WorkshopMore infoMore info
Easy Cooking RecipesMore infoMore info
Chair yogaMore infoMore info
MeditationMore infoMore info
Chi Hatha flowMore infoMore info
If there is a class or activity you feel would benefit the community and would like to see streamed or you would like to offer a class to the community, please...
In these difficult times we will keep a list up to date of all services which are available in the community to help you through this. We’ve included a list of the community aid happening in Elephant and Castle:
If we’ve missed any please...
Non-essential retailers open on the 15th June. We look forward to welcoming back our customers and have implemented measures to help keep you safe while you shop including:
-All doors will be open for either entry or exit
-Regular and enhanced cleaning of all touch points
-All stores will have their own social distancing measures in place
-Capacities will be monitored throughout the day
-Please wash your hands thoroughly and as frequently as possible and use the hand sanitising stations available.
Springs of Hope are currently working in collaboration with London Senior Social, delivering prepared meals and food parcels to people who are isolated, the elderly, vulnerable young adults and low income families. The meals are prepared be Fooditude and coordinated by Bermondsey Employment and Skills organisation. They are looking for people to collect and distribute the meals. If you want to help or donate to this cause, please contact them: email@example.com, M: 07448035328
During this difficult period with the ongoing situation around COVID-19, we are encouraging all our contractors to assist the local communities in which we operate. As a result of this the Elephant and Castle Town Centre project team through Multiplex have already provided over 30,000 items of PPE to help assist the nation’s frontline essential workers within the borough. Supported by its fantastic supply chain, the team has provided masks, glasses, gloves, overshoes, overalls, hand sanitiser, wipes and surface spray.
Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK is a group of volunteers supporting local community groups organising mutual aid throughout the Covid-19 outbreak in the UK. They focus on providing resources and connecting people to their nearest local groups, willing volunteers and those in need. To find the local groups in your area click here
Click here to find out where the closest pharmacies are located to the Elephant and Castle shopping centre and which are still open.
Click here to find out where the closest supermarkets are located to the Elephant and Castle shopping centre and which are still open.
Co-Op in the Elephant and Castle shopping centre now has a dedicated shopping hour for people who are at higher risk or elderly (Mon-Sat 9-10am & Sun 10-11am).
Iceland in the Elephant & Castle shopping centre will be participating in the chain’s national initiative to reserve 10am to midday on Wednesdays for shopping by the elderly and vulnerable. If you’re over the state pension age, self-isolating, disabled of vulnerable in some way, Iceland are also temporarily limiting online orders to help those who are unable to get to their stores to buy their essential products.
Fare Share is the UK’s national network of charitable food redistributors, made up of 17 charitable food organisations. Fare Share takes good quality surplus food from right across the food industry and redistribute it to almost 11,000 frontline charities and community groups. For further details on how to get help or volunteer please click here.
Trussell Trust support a nationwide network of food banks and together they provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK. Click here to find out where to access local foodbanks or if you would like to offer your help.
Dads House a charity supporting single fathers, mothers and families, are supporting the community in Elephant & Castle by ensuring local residents can receive essentials from a newly-opened food bank. The food bank will operate initially on Tuesdays and Fridays 11am – 4pm at E&C shopping centre, first floor. They are also looking for volunteers. To donate, get in touch here
If we’ve missed any please...
How you can help
For those interested on how, when and where you can help vulnerable people in your local community, whether it be by donating tinned goods to a local food bank, offering to take your neighbours dog for a walk while they are stuck indoors, or just simply lending a listening ear to someone who would just like to chat.
If you have information that you would like us to share on how to further aid our local community or if you would like to offer your support in some way, please…
Take a look at all of the activities and events that has happened in the Elephant and Castle Community Hub since June 2019
Afrobeatz children dance clubMore info
Community Hub Opening partyMore info
Chair YogaMore info
Christmas party Dancebeatz groupMore info
Cheerleading dance classMore info
Blue Sewing clubMore info
A Concert for Winter at The Globe TheatreMore info
Creative Workshops at the Tate Exchange eventMore info
Decoupage group exhibitionMore info
Free Evening CinemaMore info
Christmas party 2019More info
Positive Ageing-Blackfriars SettlementMore info
Latin Aerobic Dance WorkoutMore info
Upside Down Street danceMore info
Chi Hatha YogaMore info
Over 50s Christmas partyMore info
Get in touch
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