Once again, our very good friends at the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) have exceeded our expectations with their kindness and generosity. Today they visited the Hub with Christmas Hampers for the members and a massive pile of Christmas gifts for the children of members. Thank you so much to everyone at the PPF for their kindness, thoughtfulness and for making Christmas go with a swing.
On 31st October there was an official unveiling of the new computer room at Fairfield House. The room will give members access to first rate IT which will help them in so many ways from improving their skills and confidence on-line to being able to deal with on-line benefit claims. The room has been made possible by the donation of 30 computers from the Pension Protection Fund as part of their on-going support for Mind in Croydon. As well as the computer room at Fairfield House, staff at Mind in Croydon received upgrades to their office machines. Chair of Mind in Croydon, John Pestell, said, “It was a great pleasure to see PPF at Fairfield House once again helping Mind in Croydon. Their generosity know no bounds and we are so pleased with the gift of computers which allows us to offer our clients the very latest in technology. That said PPF do so much for us above and beyond this gift and that it is greatly appreciated by all at Mind in Croydon. Thank you.”
Simon Liste, Chief Technology Officer at the PPF said: “It was truly amazing and so rewarding to see the happiness and excitement of those that use the Mind Hub, when the computer room was unveiled. It makes us proud and honoured, as an organisation to be able to help Mind in Croydon in their journey and purpose”
We were overwhelmed by the generosity of our good friends from the Pension Protection Fund who delivered Christmas hampers and children’s gifts to the Fairfield Club on Thursday 20th December.
We would like to thank them very much and wish them a very happy festive season.
Active Minds will be closed from Friday 23rd December 2016 until Tuesday 3rd January 2017.
If you have been referred to Active Minds please be aware some activities will have longer breaks over the Christmas period.
Please do contact Active Minds team on 020 82538208 or email email@example.com for individual group running information
Mind in Croydon Advocacy Service will be closed for new referrals from Monday 19th December 2016 until Tuesday 3rd January 2017.
The last day for allocation of referrals will be Monday 12th December 2016.
There will be a limited service available over the phone for queries however no new referrals will be allocated until Tuesday 3rd January 2017.
The IMHA’s will be present on the Units as usual up to and including Thursday 15th December 2016.
A limited service will be available over the telephone for enquiries.
The Counselling Service will be closed from Wednesday 21st December 2016 until Tuesday 3rd January 2017.
The Addiscombe and Enterprise Shops will be closed from 2pm Saturday 24th December 2016. Addiscombe Shop will reopen on Tuesday 3rd January 2017 and The Enterprise Shop will remain closed for refurbishments.
The Employment Support Service will be closed from Friday 23rd December 2016 until Tuesday 3rd January 2017.
The Welfare Benefits Service will be closed from Friday 23rd December 2016 until Tuesday 3rd January 2017
Saturday 17th December
Strictly Come Hub – Dancing Competition
Monday 19th December
Maths, Choir, Drama & Chess
Tuesday 20th December
Wednesday 21st December
Christmas Dinner – Croydon Park Hotel (Meeting 11.30pm at Fairfield House)
Thursday 22nd December
Carol Singing (From 12.30pm at Fairfield House)
Friday 23rd December
Hub Christmas Party (10am-2pm)
Saturday 24th December
Hub Opening – (10am-2pm)
Sunday 25th December
Christmas Day – Hub Closed
Monday 26th December
Bank Holiday – No Groups
Tuesday 27th December
Bank Holiday – No Groups
Wednesday 28th December
Hub Opening – (10am-4pm)
Thursday 29th December
Friday 30th December
Saturday 31st December
New Year’s Eve Roast – (10am-2pm)
Sunday 1st January
New Year Day – Sunday
Monday 2nd January
Bank Holiday – No Groups
Tuesday 3rd January
Wednesday 4th January
Hub Day – (10am-4pm)
Mind In Croydon is teaming up with the Brit School to form a choir starting 7th June, with a performance on 9th/10th July.
If you would like to be part of this exciting project please come along to the meeting for more details!
Monday 23rd May
10 Altyre Road
Contact Matthew for more information on:
Tel: 020 8688 1210
Fairfield House are holding a Carers Open Day on 23rd April.
The day will host a variety of speakers and a lunch for all carers who wish to attend.
See the poster below.
For more information contact the Social Networking Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 8688 1210
We look forward to seeing you there!
Do you have any questions about diabetes?
Come along to a diabetes discussion where you’ll be able to put your questions to GP Dr Farooq
Saturday March 14th
At the Hub
For more info contact Matthew
0208 688 1210
Opening times for Fairfield House over the Christmas period.
There will be no staff working on December 25th, 26th and January 1st.
Social Networking Staff will be in at all other times.
The Hub will not be closed on any Saturday over the festive period.
If you require any other information please contact Jacqui on 020 8688 1210.
From November 2014 to January 2015 there will be free ballroom dance lessons at Fairfield House.
The lessons take place 11am-12pm on 19th & 26th November, 17th December and 7th, 14th and 28th January.
All abilities and experience are welcome.
Places are limited!
To book your place or find out more please call Active Minds on 020 8253 8208 or email email@example.com
…WATCH THIS SPACE
Because on Thursday 11 December, our premises (opposite East Croydon Station) will be transformed into a fabulous fashion show and huge sale of our best donated clothes and fashion accessories. Doors open to the public, and we have been keeping the most desirable secondhand goodies donated to our shops for this special event. You will find lots of popular high street fashion labels under one roof. But the best thing is that by buying from Mind in Croydon at this exciting event, you will be helping those with mental health problems in the borough of Croydon. All monies raised go straight into services such as employment support, therapeutic activities and counselling for people in need in our Borough.
Social inclusion is often talked about – the need for everyone to mix in our community to gain a better understanding a respect of each other. Here, at Mind in Croydon it really happens at events such as this. Plus, there will be cake (and tea, coffee and sandwiches for sale)
Please come and support us on the day by bringing along a heavy purse and going away with a lighter one knowing you have bagged a terrific garment. But most of all come to this event and know you have made a difference to the person sitting next to you on the bus or standing in the queue at the supermarket who has a mental health problem and needs your help. All of us need help at some time, you can give it by coming along….
We look forward to seeing you:
WHERE: at Fairfield House, 10 Altyre Road, East Croydon CR0 5LA
WHEN: Thursday 11 December 2014
OPENING TIMES: 10am to 4pm
SHOW TIMES: 11am, 1pm, 3pm
BUYING TIMES: All day
DRESS TO IMPRESS COMPETITION: Dress a mannequin with a chance of winning a prize for the most impressive display
RAFFLE: enter to win clothing and accessories
FURTHER ENQUIRIES: Phone Peter Phillips on 020 8688 1210