LDN Community Hub

Staying Healthy, Being Safe and Living Well

Staying healthy, being safe and living well

Our LDN London Community hubs bring people together, tackle social isolation and address the effects of poverty on some of the capital’s most vulnerable people.

At the hubs we provide a range of activities and workshops, teaching crucial life skills and helping people with learning disabilities to play a bigger role in their community. We want to tackle the inequalities faced by people with learning disabilities.

Our first hub in Westminster is now open. Watch this space for information on develop of hubs in our other boroughs.

 

Click on the buttons below to download our timetable to find out about the latest workshops and activities at the Westminster Hub.

10th of June – 14th of June
17th of June – 21st of June

Workshops include:

  • Money management
  • Healthy eating, exercise and wellbeing sessions
  • Technology sessions
  • Art and being creative
  • Recycling and the environment
  • Being safe at home
  • Voting

Plus many more – if you have ideas of sessions you would like to see please come and talk to us or email us here.  We invite guests and experts in to run sessions along side us.

A huge thank you to our funders and sponsors of the LDN Westminster Community Hub.

If you would like to join our amazing family of donors and supporters please click here.

Here is a photo of our recent workshop with Banijay, a global TV production company who volunteered to lead a story telling workshop .  In the session we created storyboards, wrote scripts and performed our own productions.

LDN Community Hub is free to access. Sessions take place at 389a Harrow Road, Westminster and Greenwood Centre, Camden.

You can just drop by to a session or call Laurence on 07715311399 to find out more or fill in our referral form and we will get in contact with you.

LDN Community Hub referral form

Why the hub is needed and how you can get involved

Londoners who have learning disabilities are being left out of their communities.

To change this, we are raising funds to establish a community hub in every borough in which we work.

Many people with learning disabilities receive little money or support from the Government. Statistics show they have high rates of loneliness, poverty and unemployment, and find it harder to use digital technology.  Simply, many people are not given the chances in life we should all have: to work, to make friends and to have a place to call home.

Without the support of a community, people with learning disabilities are often victims of exploitation and vulnerable to criminals. They might not look after themselves or get the healthcare they desperately need. And with few chances to work they also risk falling into debt, becoming homeless and having a mental health crisis.

We want to change this, helping people with learning disabilities to make genuine connections, and to be safer and healthier in their communities.

It is only by including people with learning disabilities in our communities that we can educate people and bring about change.

Find our more about getting involved in helping support our LDN Community Hub

Get involved

Meet the team

Luana Baptista, Head of Community Engagement

My name is Luana and I moved from the island of Madeira to the UK when I was a teenager. Before this job, I worked in social prescribing for Groundwork, Age UK and Royal London Hospital. I have worked with adults and young people, helping them to connect and be active members of their community. I have worked at The Hub for a year and have enjoyed meeting lots of new people. I like being active and having fun and helping people who come to The Hub to do the same. In my spare time I play basketball for a team called the Tower Hamlets Trojans.

Laurence Swan, Community Engagement Manager

I am originally from Scotland and moved to London in 1988. I started as a support worker at LDN 26 years ago when we were called The Westminster Society for People with Learning Disabilities. I have been lucky enough to have had many different roles and gained lots of experience and knowledge. My job at The Hub has been one of the most exciting and challenging so far. I now live with my husband in North London. I enjoy the theatre art and visiting galleries, films and music. My most recent hobby is gardening, although I am still a beginner!

Colin Doyle, Community Engagement Co-ordinator

I joined LDN London a few months ago. I have a background in support work and support service management, as well as experience with event coordination and multimedia design. I am grateful to be able to do a role that uses all of these. I recently moved to London from the Northeast of England. I am getting to know the city and what it’s got to offer. I’ve been on some great trips with The Hub so far. I also enjoy playing the guitar in my free time.

We would love to hear from you

To find out more contact
Laurence Swan, Community Engagement Manager, LDN Community Hub 389a Harrow Road, W9 3NA

lswan@ldnlondon.org | 07715 311 399

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