Are you a Croydon resident with questions about general health and social care? If the answer is yes, why not visit New Addington Pathfinder’s Community Hub.
It all starts with a cuppa and a conversation at the recently launched hub where Croydon residents can visit to get information and support to help them live life fully and independently. With weekly walk-in sessions (Wednesday 10:30-1:30) the hub hosts voluntary, health and social care services to address practical day-to day needs such as healthy living and carers support. There’s no need for appointments, simply come along for a chat to see how we can help- or just for some company.
With many people feeling isolated and unsure about how to access local services, the community hub aims to bridge these gaps and support local residents to have safter, healthier and happier lives. As part of the One Croydon Alliance’s Integrated Community Network Plus, the hub is located in the Croydon South East locality and is the first of many hubs to be set up in all of Croydon’s six localities. Acting as a one-stop-shop for different needs, the hub has created a place where residents come to not only find information but build community with others.
In this video, local partners share how the hub is supporting residents.
We asked James Moore, Community Facilitator at Croydon Voluntary Action who has supported the creation of the hub, some questions:
What services does the community hub offer?
“The community hub offers a variety of services based on the community’s needs. We work closely with community leaders and residents to voice their needs and co-ordinate the right support to visit the hub including local community-based organisations who offer work, learning and social opportunities, housing, employment services, refugee settlement information, disability support and early childhood programmes.”
Why is the New Addington Community hub important for Croydon residents?
“More community hubs will be launched throughout Croydon over the next year and we believe they’ll play an important part of building stronger neighbourhoods and making services even more accessible. Community hubs directly involve local people who understand the issues first-hand. This inside knowledge helps us to shape the services on offer at the hub to ensure the needs of residents are met.”
Join us at our new community hub
New Addington Community Hub
Every Wednesday: 10:30-1:30
120 Central Parade, New Addington, CR0 0JW
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