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Organisation (Please click for more info) Organisation Description Services Provided
Magpie Dance

Magpie Dance is the UK’s leading dance charity working with people with learning disabilities. Since 1985, we have been running workshops and dance classes for children and adults. Our participants have a range of learning disabilities and are aged eight +, with no upper age limit on taking part. Through dance, our participants gain significant life, social and communication skills with measurable health and wellbeing benefits. Participants stage regular performances and national tours, many in prestigious performing arts venues. Ambitious and talented dancers are supported through professional progression pathways. We also deliver professional training for education, dance, health and business clients nationally, and we work in partnership with the NHS to provide in-patient work for clients with dementia and a range of complex learning disabilities.

• Weekly dance classes for dancers with learning disabilities
• Workshops
• Training
• Dance intensives (Easter and Summer Schools)
• Performances

Belvedere Community Centre

Local facility for hire to the community and organisations. Sports hall, meeting rooms, offices

Sports
Education
Training
Events
Meetings
Children's Parties

Bexley Archaeological Group

Bexley Archaeological Groups aims are to investigate, research, excavate and promote the archaeology within the London Borough of Bexley and surrounding areas.

Excavation and research at on-going site in Bexley,
Training excavation
Field Walking
Geophysics
Surveying
Excavating
Finds processing
Site drawing
Site recording
Artefact illustration.
Bi-monthly talks on archaeology and history.
Young Archaeologists’ Club.

Bexley Visually Impaired Bowls Club

Provides opportunities for indoor and outdoor bowls for visually impaired people. An opportunity to learn something new or renew old skills and have fund with like-minded people.
Meets in the summer in Danson Park on Tuesday afternoons, in the winter at White Oak Bowls Hall, Swanley.
Please contact for further details.

Meets in the summer on a Tuesday in Danson Park.
In the winter (October to April) on a Wednesday at White Oak Bowls Hall, Swanley.

Please contact for further details.

Bexley Borough Pensioners' Forum

The Forum are a non party-political equal opportunity organisation. Their principal aim is to promote the welfare and interests of pensioners within the London Borough of Bexley.

Produces a quarterly newsletter and holds general meetings regularly where matters of concern can be raised, discussed and policies developed. They make representations to Bexley Council, MP, MEPs, Health Authorities and the Greater London Council.

Information sharing
Group Meetings
Annual Outings
Monthly Outings
Newsletters

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

Friends of Footscray Meadows

Foots Cray Meadows are the largest public open space in the London Borough of Bexley, situated in the South East of the Borough bordered by Sidcup, Albany Park, North Cray and Bexley Village. The River Cray forms a central feature of the landscape. Foots Cray Meadows have evolved from the estates of: Foots Cray Place and North Cray Place. They are rich in Natural History with the River, Woods and Meadows providing valuable pockets of nature conservation. The area is within the suburban sprawl of South East London as such it is site of huge ecological importance as well as an outdoor recreation area. The Meadows are controlled and managed by Bexley Council

Information Centre.
Community Engagement including some volunteer activities.
Other events e.g. Bat Walk Fun dog show.

Crossness Engines Trust

To give to a wide range of audiences an enjoyable, stimulating and educational experience of the industrial heritage and steam engines of the Victorian age and their contribution to the public health of London then and now.

Visiting info:

non-steaming days £6 adult/£2 child
steaming days £8 adult/£2 child

Museum maintenance
Engineering
Education

Charlton Athletic Community Trust

Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) is celebrating over 20 years at the heart of the community. We focus on seven main areas: Youth Service, Education, Sport, Health, Early Help and Prevention, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion & Social Action and Enterprise.

Mentoring
Sports diversionary activities
Education programmes
Short breaks for disabled young people
Football courses
Charlton Challenge

Bexley Multicultural Centre CIC

Social and activity club open to all Cultures. Yoga, Bingo, Language practice, help with freedom passes and getting around London

Social Club

U3A (University of the 3rd Age) Bexley

Self-help organisation for people no longer in full time employment providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment. It is run entirely by volunteers and is a learning co-operative which draws upon the knowledge, expertise and skills of its members

Many groups run by members covering all interests, history, languages, music, theatre, trips to interesting places, walking etc

Workers' Educational Assoc (WEA) Bexley Branch

The Workers' Educational Association (WEA) is a charity and the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education. We believe learning is for everyone and learning is for life. It helps people feel that anything is possible. It can be life-enhancing and life-changing – improving health, self-confidence and creating positive changes that ripple out from individuals to communities.

Adult Education courses

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

U3A (University of the 3rd Age) Sidcup District

To provide opportunities for older people not in full time employment for leisure time educational and recreational facilities.

Approx 40 Activity groups including Local History, Rambling, Discussion, Family History, Parks and Gardens, Bird watching, Book reading etc.

Plus Monthly meetings with a guest speaker.

Abbey Wood Community Sound

Promoting participatory Community Music for the purpose of personal and community development.

We provide ‘community music’ – that is, music events where everyone has the opportunity to participate in music-making, rather than to just listen to performances.
We are a ‘well-being’ project aiming to promote lifestyle improvements through music.

Music events & related emotional support.

Centrepieces Mental Health Arts Project

We are a small charity whose aim is to enhance mental health recovery through art related activities and improve public awareness of mental health.

Art activities such as a full programme of art workshops, exhibitions, commissions and installations.

Membership costs £30 per year
Some workshops cost up to £3 per session

We are based at Hall Place, Bexley where most activities and workshops take place but exhibitions and events etc can be held or take place anywhere in the SE London or Kent area.

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

Bexley Civic Society

The amenity society for Bexley; preserves, protects and defends both the natural and built environment; promotes a high standard of architecture and environmental improvements and makes an annual award to encourage such.
Representation on conservation advisory committee; liaison with Kent and London amenity societies; social activities for members.

Representation on conservation advisory committee; liaison with Kent and London amenity societies; social activities for members

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