IvybridgeLink has a long history of working in close partnership with a wide range of local statutory, voluntary and community organisations in order to provide a full range of activities and services to local residents.
We believe that our willingness and ability to engage with partners is a major strength and not only makes us cost effective but keeps us closely connected to the needs of the community.
All Souls Ivybridge
All Souls Ivybridge, part of the All Souls Parish headed up by Rev Richard Frank, has developed projects in partnership with the Bridgelink Centre to support local residents who are experiencing financial crisis and isolation, as well as assist the Community Centre in its efforts to develop a positive sense of community on the estate. Ongoing projects that All Souls support include the Foodbank/Refresh (drop-in café), ESOL conversation classes and the Young at Heart.
Adult And Community Education - HACE
Hounslow Adult and Community Education service offer a wide range of courses for both work and leisure. Have a look on their web site www.hounslow.gov.uk/adulteducation or call 0208 583 6000 for course information. Their prospectus is available through the libraries and copies can be picked up from Bridgelink. Over the years they have run courses at Bridgelink in computer skills, employability, family learning, English as a Second language, cake decoration, cookery and lots more. They are always keen to know which courses local people would like to try, so please drop into the Bridgelink with your suggestions and to pick up a course leaflet or email Julie.email@example.com
South Isleworth Children’s Centre
The South Isleworth Children’s Centre (SICC) is situated at nearby Worple Primary School in Isleworth and has served the Ivybridge Estate for a number of years by funding Stay and Play.
The Bridgelink has teamed up with local sport and physical activity providers - Sport Impact - to deliver a young people and leader’s programme funded by the Youth Sport Trust. Through their Connecting Communities project Sport Impact have run successful martial arts sessions, bootcamp for women and a series of community events providing young people with opportunities to get fit, stay healthy and information on how to get involved with leadership and volunteering.
Hounslow Homes representatives assist and support the Bridgelink with issues concerning the welfare of the Ivybridge community. The organisation uses the Bridgelink Centre regularly for meetings as it is located in the centre of the estate, which includes over 1,300 households and over 3,000 in the surrounding area. http://www.hounslow.gov.uk/housing
Visit www.ivybridge-online.com for general information regarding the estate.
The council currently fund the Stay and Play and the 505 Club. We were also successful in obtaining council funding for the BridgeLink Advice Service which is bringing a great benefit to local residents.
Children in Need
We are very grateful to Children in Need for the funding over 3 years for our Youth Project which includes the homework club and In Betweeners Youth Club.
Hounslow Community Mental Health Resource Service offers person-centred support to residents of the borough with mental health needs or low levels of emotional wellbeing. We focus on helping people to gain the skills & confidence they need to realise their hopes & aspirations. We achieve this by delivering a wide range of our own groups & activities, across a broad spectrum of subjects, as well as supporting clients to access courses, services & amenities in the local community. Currently we have over 50 clients a week attending our Arts & Crafts groups, our relaxation sessions & our Employment Support project.
We always welcome new members to the service, just give us a call on (020) 3096-4300 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org & we can have a chat.