Advice and Advocacy
Monday 10.00-1.00 and Tuesday 10-11.30 Thursday 10-11.30
Drop in Service.
General Advice on a range of issues, Sign posting and referrals to other agencies, such as Legal.
Follow up work.
Cypriot Housebound/disabled people are offered the facilities at the Charlie Ratchford Centre supported by a CCWO Greek speaking worker. The Charlie Ratchford Centre offers transport to and from home for users who qualify under the criterea. Lunch and access to all their activities is also available only for Camden residents.
Keep fit classes
Tuesday and Thursday 12.00-1.00
Twice a week sessions of Mobility and keep fit classes specially geared for the elderly held at the centre.
CCWO offer an informal befriending service, The service includes home visits and contact by phone. This service is primarily aimed at our older women based in Camden who live alone or are housebound who we believe will benefit from the support offered by the service.
A volunteer befriender can visit you in your own home for an agreed time on a weekly basis if possible, and offer you a listening and supportive ear and also offer you the opportunity to socialise and speak with someone.
Befrienders are caring friendly, trustworthy, reliable individuals who volunteer their free time to offer some help and support. Your befriender will visit or telephone you on a regular basis to suit both your needs. The day and time will always be agreed with your befriender and this will be the arrangement for you to receive services from the scheme.
Does everyone qualify for this service?
Our Volunteer co-ordinator will visit you and carry out an assessment of your needs. Leading on from this, if it’s agreed that you have a need – a befriender will be allocated to you. Each Befriender is personally matched to meet your needs. A visit will be carried out by the Volunteer Co-ordinator and befriender and a plan made up where an agreed day/time for the service is agreed. (Various times/Dates throughout the year)
CCWO promotes Health by organising Talks/Workshops/Seminars on Health related issues.
CCWO organises talks/ workshops/consultations and raising awareness on various topical issues. (Various times/Dates throughout the year)
CCWO encourages its members/users to engage in the wider community by becoming involved. Through participation, for example, the Scootability Forum, it enables the Cypriot voice to be heard and influence change, as well as being aware of current and forthcoming changes in their community. Staff, accompany and act as interpreters to further encourage involvement. (Various times/Dates throughout the year)
Cultural/recreation activities and events
Various times/Dates through the year
CCWO promotes the cultural and religious traditions of our community, hence organising around ten events throughout the year.
CCWO organises around 12 trips and outings every year to the seaside and places of interest.
At the centre we have twice weekly social gatherings, which bring the community together, were we provide a free light lunch and refreshments. The centre also runs a number of clubs, including CD/DVD’s/book/magazine lending library.