Westcott Park community garden open day

Westcott Park community garden open day

Come along to the Westcott Park community garden annual open day this Saturday 12 October. It’s open to everyone and free to attend and! There’s lots happening, from food workshops and apple juice making to a cake and honey sale and garland making. You can even meet the chickens! Bring your own apple cake and  More »

Ealing jobs fair

We are holding a job fairs at our Ealing office on Thursday 17 October 2019. This is the ideal event for anyone who is looking for employment and apprenticeship opportunities, support to develop digital skills, and improve their employability prospects. It’s free to attend and you don’t need to register beforehand – just come along  More »

First aid training at the Jasmine Centre

We’re partnering with ENGIE to offer emergency first aid training, at the Jasmine Centre on Thursday 17 October. This is a one-day course, and is free to all Catalyst residents. The training will cover emergency first aid and the role of a first aider. Topics covered on the day: managing an emergency resuscitation (CPR) seizures  More »

Product recall – Whirlpool tumble dryers

Did you know that Whirlpool is recalling some of the tumble dryers sold under its Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda, Swan and Proline brands? If you think you might have a tumble dryer from one of these brands, you can check whether it needs to be recalled by visiting www.dryerrecall.whirlpool.co.uk or by calling 0800 151 0905 If  More »

Lunch clubs start today at Presentation Court!

The team at Presentation Court are collaborating with Age UK to offer lunch clubs throughout September and October, and the first session starts today! Each session will be on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am-2pm in the communal lounge at Presentation Court, providing the perfect opportunity for residents to catch up with friends and enjoy  More »

Vote for ‘Mission Lousehill’ in the Outdoor Learning awards

Catalyst is partnering with Nature Nurture on a community re-wilding project called ‘Mission Lousehill’ in Dee Park, Reading. The project is helping Catalyst residents and the local community experience nature through creative arts, forest school and conservation activities in Lousehill Copse, to help project the ancient woodland on their doorsteps. This fantastic project was nominated  More »

Upcoming activities and events

We welcomed back our summer programme at our centres in west London, Brent, Reading and Oxford this July and August – with activities and events for children and young people. The programme wasn’t just about keeping the kids busy during the summer break though. In August we hosted a series of careers events to help  More »

Calling all writers!

Are you a budding writer? We’re looking for aspiring writers who are passionate about their community. Do you have a great story, or do you know someone who has done something amazing for the community that you think should be shouted about? Then let us know! We have lots of opportunities available for anyone who  More »

Contact centre closed – Thursday 5 September

Our contact centre will be closed on Thursday 5 September for service improvements. If you have an urgent repair, please call us on 0300 456 2099 and follow the prompts for our emergency out-of-hours service. You can also email us at contactcatalyst@chg.org.uk and one of our contact centre advisors will be in touch when they’re  More »

Improve your cycle skills today!

Cycling is a great way to keep fit and improve your health, and it helps to reduce the impact of cars on the environment. Riding a bike on busy roads can seem a little daunting, especially if you’re a first-time rider, but there are ways you can improve your cycling skills and develop your confidence.  More »