Young People Matter (YPM)
This youth and community charity is based at the Stockwell Gardens estate in Lambeth. It offers after-school clubs, half-term activities, youth services and community outreach for young people aged 10-24.
For several years YPM has also offered intensive summer and half-term projects for young people, including sports, arts and off-site trips combined with employability support through 121s and small group work.
Active Communities Network (ACN)
ACN is a national youth and sports development charity that has four core aims:
• To deliver high-quality grass roots sports and youth work projects
• To provide a workforce development and training function
• To improve the skills of the sector
• To improve the evidence-base of our sector, and recognition of sport as a strong method to impact on communities.
Working in partnership with Hyde, ACN provides youth employability projects, sports development provisions across Lambeth. They deliver outreach projects that are specifically tailored to address needs that have been identified in the community and to resolve local issues. ACN leads the Girlhood Active project in Kennington Park estate, working in partnership with Hyde and Henry Fawcett Primary School, to support girls and young women to transition between primary and secondary education.
ACN is also the programme lead for Ambition, a jointly funded programme supported by Battersea Power Station Foundation, Optivo and Hyde that delivers intensive, tailored support to help aspirational 16-24 year olds from across Kennington, Lansdowne and Stockwell estates to achieve their greatest potential.
Henry Fawcett School
This primary school is located on the edge of Hyde’s Kennington Park estate in Lambeth. Henry Fawcett is an inspirational school creating good people in an atmosphere that promotes confidence, high academic achievement, physical health and emotional wellbeing. The school shares its site with one of the lead Children’s Centres for North Lambeth, and has public and private nursery provisions as well as offering a holistic programme of support to its families.
In partnership with Hyde and ACN, Henry Fawcett supports the delivery of after-school sports development sessions, as well as Girlhood Active which is a targeted young women’s project supporting students in years 5-7 through the transition from primary to secondary education.
Henry Fawcett Primary school, with support from Hyde, also offers a weekly community hub giving families information, advice and making referrals to help them navigate the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic. The school hosts weekly sessions providing practical support, such as making food parcels and household items available for local families.
Allen Edwards Primary School
Allen Edwards Primary is located in Hyde’s Studley estate in Stockwell, and was founded on the belief that every person in our school should be treated with kindness and care with opportunity to collaborate with others and develop resilience in their thinking and learning. Allen Edwards Primary supports the development of each pupil’s social and emotional skills by fostering caring and thoughtful attitudes, respect for others and self-confidence.
Allen Edwards Primary School and Hyde have previously partnered on family and community events and they are now a key source of information, advice and referral for local Hyde families.
In response to the challenges facing children and families throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Hyde has worked with Allen Edwards Primary School to ensure all of their 392 students receives a care parcel specifically designed to meet their individual learning needs. They are also providing additional support for those young people who will be facing transition back into education - particularly those going into secondary education from September.
Kennington Park Community Centre
This community hub is at the heart of the Kennington Park Estate in Lambeth and is run by local volunteers for the benefit of the neighbourhood. The community centre is open six days each week and hosts activities such as exercise classes and holiday play schemes. It is also has spaces that individuals and organisations can hire.
Hyde and Kennington Park Community Centre, which is managed by the Kennington Park Tenants and Residents’ Association, has an established relationship, providing half term and summer activities for children and young people, community events and wellbeing programmes. These include pilates and chair-based exercise classes for residents aged 55 and over. Hyde’s youth partner, ACN, provides employment support and activities at the centre two to three times per week.
Lambeth GP Food Co-op (Beckett and Grantham Practice)
This project is led by the local GP surgery and offers patients the opportunity to develop the community garden, based by Swan Mews in Stockwell Gardens, Lambeth.
Hyde have partnered with the surgeries to offer them the use of a communal green space. From here they deliver therapeutic gardening sessions on a weekly basis. The site is now under new development with plans for expansion in 2020-21. At present referral for this project is only available to patients of either surgery.
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South London Cares
This is a community network of young professionals and older neighbours socialising and and helping one another. Part of the Cares Family, their objectives are to:
- Reduce isolation and loneliness amongst older people and young professionals alike
- Improve the connection, confidence, skills, resilience and power of all participants so neighbours can feel that they are part of our changing city rather than left behind by it
- Bring people together to reduce the gaps across social, generational, digital, cultural and attitudinal divides.
These are met through four key programmes, including social clubs, ‘Love Your Neighbour’ befriending scheme, fundraising and outreach.
In 2019 Hyde first partnered with South London Cares to deliver their Winter Wellbeing project across Lambeth and Southwark, reaching out to over 300 Hyde residents over the age of 65 to better understand their needs and interests. Hyde Foundation is using what we’ve learned to inform its community partnerships for those aged 65 and over.
Phone: 020 7118 0404
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