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New Well London projects for Bellingham 

On Wednesday 10th September 2014 at the Bellingham Gateway Youth and Community Centre residents and local organisations came together to vote for a range of new projects as part of the local Well London Participatory Budgeting event. From October 2014 to March 2015 there will be eight projects that aim to improve the health and well-being of children and adults living in Bellingham.


 1. Bel Eve UK- Mothers and daughters project which creates the space for quality time with mothers and their daughters.

 2. Jelly Babies- Baby massage and yoga for parents and their children under 1 years old. Children & Young people

3. Palmers Boxing Academy- Fitness sessions on Saturday mornings for young people between the ages of 5 and 9 years old.

4. Downs Friends & Creativity Group- An arts and crafts group for young people with Down Syndrome. Young people have the opportunity to explore a range of arts activities in a fun and safe environment.

5. Watergate SEN School Parents, Teacher & Friends Association- Offering a range of activities including horse riding, yoga and gardening for young people with severe learning difficulties


1. One in Four- Providing a range of workshops for survivors of childhood and adult sexual violence. The workshops provide support and allow members to explore their current lives (e.g. work, relationships, support networks etc.) and focus on areas where they feel change is needed to improve their current experience.

Older People and people with mental health needs

Volunteer Centre Lewisham Befriending project- Matches volunteers with isolated residents in the community to support them to widen their networks and do a range of activities e.g. theatre, shopping etc.

People with Disabilities

1. Wheels for Well-being- With the largest fleet of adapted cycles this project aims to make cycling accessible for people with a range of disabilities.

For further information on how to sign up for these projects please contact Gary Buswell on 020 8461 2213 or email

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