150,000 steps towards a healthier community

150,000 steps towards a healthier community

Thank you to everyone who attended our wellness week at the Friary Park Community Centre in late June. The week was a great success, with residents and members of the local community coming together to take part in our step challenge and other wellness activities. The total steps throughout the week was a staggering 150,000,  More »

Catalyst Connect art lab is coming to Dee Park and Amersham Road

Our Reading team are bringing the art lab to Dee Park and Amersham Road this week. The art lab will be will be in Glenmore Place, in Dee Park, on Wednesday 7 August and Managua Close, in Amersham Road, on Friday 9 August. Both days will run from 10.30am-4pm and all activities are free. Activities  More »

Will your child’s benefits change when they turn 16?

For many young people the summer season is an exciting time. From holidays and quality time with friends and family to leaving school, anticipating exam results and embracing their first steps in to adulthood. As parents we of course embrace these exciting changes, but it is also important to consider that when your child turns  More »

Young Brent residents take action to ‘Stamp Out Youth Violence’

Five young Brent residents worked with Catalyst, their housing association, to organise and host the first ‘Stamp Out Youth Violence’ event at the Unity Centre on the Church End estate. The event welcomed over 80 people of all ages and from across Brent to hear music, eat great food and share stories about how violence  More »

Employment and training workshops for young people this August

Come along to the Unity Centre on 9 and 16 August to find out more about employment and training opportunities for young people in the fitness and construction industries. Both workshops will run from 11am – 3pm and are offering local young people the opportunity to explore career choices and work skills. What’s happening at  More »

The July issue of the Catalyst magazine is out now

The latest edition of our quarterly customer magazine should reach you this week. As well as news from around our communities, this issue also features: Ask Ellen – our new money advice column with Ellen Salkeld 2018/19 residents’ annual report service charges – finding out what’s important to you We also welcome back the Catalyst Residents’  More »

Young leaders for change

11 young people recently attended a team building residential in the Lake District to develop the next phase of CALM (Connecting Ambitious Leaders Movement). Supported by Hornstars, Train Station and Bemoreplus, they also shared their ambitions and ideas for the change they wish to see in their community. CALM is a youth movement that works  More »

Sheltered housing people and culture day

Come along to Melody Court on Friday 9 August and help celebrate cultural diversity, at their people and culture day. The aim of the day is to help residents and older members of the community get together and gain more understanding of different cultures and lifestyles. Residents will be sharing art, music, food, gardening, fashion  More »

Stamp out youth violence event – Saturday 20 July

The Unity Centre is hosting its first ‘stamp out youth’ violence event this Saturday 20 July. Young people in the Brent community have put the day together, celebrating the talent and impact of local youth. Join us for rodeo bull, team sports challenges, support and advice sessions, public speakers, performers, free food and lots more.  More »

Summer holiday activities in west London

Throughout August, we’re running a full programme of activities for children and young people at three locations across west London: Havelock, Friary Park and Windmill Park. The summer activities are for children and young people aged 8-15 years old offering the chance to take part in a wide range of activities, including circus skills, arts  More »