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Equality Groups

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Organisation (Please click for more info) Organisation Description Services Provided
Bexley Group for Therapeutic Riding

Provides the opportunity of riding to disabled children in Bexley to improve physical and mental health and well being.
Available to young people up to 19 years old.
Riding therapy and lessons take place on Wednesday morning and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at Arrow Riding Centre, Dartford. Please contact for more information.

Horse Riding

Bexleyheath & Crayford Waterside Women's Institute

The aim of the WI is to bring together like-minded women who come together to enjoy activities, further their education and find friendship in one and others company.

Social groups, walks, talks, demonstrations, outings, craft, book group, the opportunity for further education.

Bexleyheath & District Club for the Disabled

Our aim is to engage elderly disabled people (over 70) and encourage them to make friendships, whilst partaking in a variety of activites. We provide the opportunity to meet, gain support, and enjoy social interaction in a caring, homely atmosphere.
The club meets on Mondays (10-3), Tuesdays (2.30-4.30) and Wednesdays (10-3)
Notes on disability access : Wheelchair access.

Activities includings;
Quizzes,
Bingo,
Cards,
Keep fit,
Live entertainment

HAVEN

We are a Social Group for LGBT people. A safe place to meet every Friday (except 4th week its thurday) at Asda, Bexleyheath

Social meetings, Board Games, Occasional Days Out including: Theatre, Beach, Rambles and Places of Interest.

Metro Charity

A centre in South East London for lesbian, gay and bisexual people and those questioning their sexuality. Providing information, support, advice, education and training.
METRO is a leading equality & diversity charity, providing health, community & youth services across London & the South East & national & international projects.

Youth services
Mental health & wellbeing services
Sexual & reproductive health & HIV services
Community participation & involvement

National Autistic Society (Bexley Branch)

Our overall aims are to inform and represent parent/carers of CYP aged 0-26 with an SEND living in Bexley.
Our membership is free

we hire out entire soft play centres or swimming pools to enable our families to relax and enjoy the experience confident they are with a supportive group. We block book at theatre shows so that families can try this experience in a supportive group.
Our Make and Bake and youth Club are for the YP on the spectrum only.
We have a monthly coffee morning, to enable parents/carers to come and talk with each other and the committee – this often has a speaker in attendance on a relevant topic.
We also organise larger presentations from relevant speakers.

Belvedere Asian Women's Group

The Asian women's Group is open to all Asian women living and working in the London Borough of Bexley. It provides an opportunity for women to meet to discuss issues of concern to them and share their experiences. The Belvedere Asian Women's Group provides an opportunity for Asian women to come together to socialise, access information and advice on a range of issues and most importantly to have some time for themselves.

Meetings every Wednesday 10.30 AM to 1.30PM

Bexley Gujarati Samaj

To provide advice and support to the Gujarati community in Bexley to help integrate into the British Society.

Yoga classes (Tues eve & Wed pm)
Outings for older people
Religious Events
Programmes for young people

Bexley Down's Syndrome Group

Our Group offer support, information and we fundraise to provide social activities for members and/or families living in the borough.

Members have access to a holiday caravan in the New Forest

Social Activities
Annual Christmas meal
christmas pantomime trip

Bexley Dodgers Boccia Club

Competitive and recreational Boccia for people with disabilities.
The Bexley Dodgers Boccia Club is run in conjunction with Cleeve Park School and has extended membership to include players with a physical disability.
Sessions are held at Cleeve Park on the 3rd Sunday of each month with existing members who have a learning disability.
Boccia is similar to French Boules and is a game of skill that is included in the Paralympics. Players can either throw, kick or use a ramp to propel the ball towards the target. Boccia is a sport that can be enjoyed by everyone no matter what disability they may have.

Teaching the game of boccia and seeking competitive opportunities

Insight Bexley

Insight Bexley is a registered charity that provides housing and benefit advice to young people and people from BME groups. Insight Bexley also provides a back to work training for young people who have not been in Employment, Education or Training (NEET).

Housing advice
Benefit advice
Advice surgeries/sessions
Back to Work training
Mentoring for Young people to motivate, encourage and empower them to achieve.

Bexley Mencap

Supporting people with learning disabilities and their families.

Support for carers
Self-advocacy for adults with learning disability
Social & Leisure activities for adults with learning disabilities
Support for adults with learning disabilities at health appointments
Support for adults with learning disabilities to sustain independent living or access community activities

Bexley Women's Aid

Bexley Women’s Aid provide refuge accommodation and outreach support to women and children experiencing domestic abuse.

Refuge accommodation
Helpline
Outreach support for women
One Stop Shop
Drop in service
Community Support Groups
Freedom Programme
Positive Assertive Confidence Training
Mother’s Moving Forward Group
Children’s Outreach Support
Education and Prevention Work
Training for Domestic Abuse Awareness

Centrepieces mental Health Arts Project

Centrepieces mental health art project provides opportunities for people who have experienced mental ill health to develop skills in art, and to exhibit and sell their artwork. It also undertakes art projects in schools and the community, including public art commissions.

Promoting mental health recovery through art:
Activities include:
Exhibitions of artists work.
Current tutor lead sessions include: creative writing, sculpture, mosaic, watercolours and photography
Informal art drop in sessions.
Commissions of public art.

Belvedere Community Forum

Belvedere Community Forum is a non-political charity whose aim is to give the local residents and businesses within the DA17 area a voice in issues which affect the area they live and work. We organise community events throughout the year for the local area.

Regular public meetings about local issues, with representatives from local organisations

Bexley Snap

Our vision is that disabled children have choices and a right to a fulfilling life.
Our values are:
Understanding and showing respect and commitment to the families that we work with.
Being passionate because disabled children and young people need a champion at all times.
Actively listening so that we can help reduce the struggle and battle parents face.
Seeing the disabled child as part of a whole family with different support needs.
Believing that disabled children belong and are welcome in our community.

Holiday Clubs
After school Clubs
Saturday Clubs
Youth Clubs
Lego Club
Counselling and parent courses

Bexley Deaf Centre

Bexley Deaf Centre aims to provide information, education and support for Deaf people in Bexley enabling them to enjoy the same quality of life as those with normal hearing. It aims to make a difference to the lives of Deaf people through encouragement and empowerment to live independent lives whilst also increasign Deaf Awareness wherever possible. If you should require any further information please do contact us.

Hearing Aid Clinics
Lunch Club
Job Club
British Sign Language levels 1,2 & 3
Bespoke Deaf Awareness classes
BSL Walking Football Team
Deaf Zumba classes
Advocacy and advice
Hearing Impaired equipment advice

Christian Resources in Bexley Schools

CRiBS inspires growing faith and promotes living values. Our projects are taking Religious Education and Personal, Social, Health and Economic lessons and supporting schools in their requirement to provide a positive Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural environment (SMSC). We use creative and memorable storytelling and interaction. Christmas and Easter plays bring to life the meanings of these celebrations in primary and secondary schools. Boys Noise. We help primary boys and girls to interact positively at school and in life more generally.

All of our schools work fits within school guidelines and our work is open to people all faiths and none. As a Christian charity our RE lessons deliver the Christian aspects of the curriculum.

• RE Lessons
• PSHE lessons
• In school small group and one to one behavioural mentoring
• Afterschool clubs
• Assemblies
• Networking group for organisations going into schools
• Christmas and Easter plays
• We are trialling doing PPA cover for teachers this year
• Supporting other organisations (Lark in the Park, Spark in the Park)

Bexley Voice for Special Needs Children

Bexley Voice is a voluntary group of parents and carers of children and young people (aged 0-25) with special/additional needs and disabilities (SEND) living in Bexley. We provide signposting and empowering families to obtain best possible services.

We run tea and talk sessions for parents and produce E bulletins for members.

Signposting and empowering families to obtain best possible care and services.
E bulletins for members highlighting services, legislation changes and sharing local & national consultations
School Visit programme - going in to schools, pre schools etc. to talk with parents about local services and national issues.
Monthly Tea & Talk – where parents can drop in to speak with us about specific issues, enjoy a cuppa and listen to a relevant professional speak about their service.
Active Facebook group – open only to parent carers in Bexley – where parents support each other on a wide range of topics
Attendance at a range of meetings; to network and build partnerships with other local groups and neighbouring Parent Forums, with service providers and the Local Authority and CCG to influence the maintenance and development of services for our members.
We offer workshops and briefings to parent carers as funding allows.

Social Arts for Education (S.A.F.E.)

A study centre for children 11-18 who are unable to cope in mainstream school due to bullying and associated reasons. Exam centre for home-schooled children.
Academic tuition and a variety of therapies and counselling. After-school club and play scheme in summer holidays.

Academic tuition and a variety of therapies and counselling. After-school club and play scheme in summer holidays.

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