We hope you are all keeping safe & following Government guidelines to protect each other at the present time. It's so very important that we are looking after ourselves and observing self-care. Here is an excellent list and info from Mind about wellbeing during Coronavirus.
Here's a lovely painting of an orchid by 9-year old Lidia, daughter of our community worker Milena. Please do send in your artwork - we will post our favourite one each week.
Sunflower seeds giveaway, for a sign of hope
During these uncertain times, gardening and growing is a peaceful, mindful activity that everyone can undertake even if they don't have a garden. We would love it if this summer South Plaistow explodes with sunflower blooms in people's front gardens, to symbolise hope, solidarity and togetherness. Will you help us? Send your name and address to Green Spaces Community Worker Milena on 07388 406-499 /firstname.lastname@example.org, and she will post a few sunflower seeds through your door for you to grow.
Cuppa and a chat about your fave recipes for home grown or foraged food
A new online learning platform to help boost the nation’s skills while people are staying at home, has been launched this week by Education Secretary Gavin Williamson. Free courses are available through a new online platform hosted on the gov.uk website, called The Skills Toolkit. There is access to free, high-quality digital and numeracy courses to help build up skills, progress in work and boost job prospects. https://theskillstoolkit.campaign.gov.uk
Last week, Newham Council replaced two long-time missing trees on two tree pits in Tunmarsh Lane, adding more greenery to the Street. The tree pits themselves are still looking lush and green, and also had new batch of bulbs and donated seeds planted this week to keep them blooming for the next few months. With recent rains, we can look forward to continuous display of flowers that are much appreciated by all who walk past.
Stratford Circus Arts Social-at home for adults and children
Alex Laird, director of ‘Living Medicine’ and medical herbalist is sharing her knowledge with us, showing how to use plants growing around us and in the garden to soothe seasonal respiratory ailments. Click here for the PDF detailing some excellent remedies
You can still visit the Library!
Newham libraries are online and avaliable 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit www.newham.gow.uk/libraries to browse and download a range of e-books, e-magazines, e-newspapers and e-audioboks, or learn a new skill with one of their online courses
Financial telephone support from Money A & E
‘We are pleased to help fund Money A&E who are continuing to support our community with financial advice during this time of difficulty.
The Money Coach service will continue to offer one-to-one (telephone only) support with money, debt and benefits. As our team are now working remotely, we are offering telephone appointments. Please call or email using the contact details below to book.