COMMUNITY PARENTS PROJECT
Connecting new and experienced parents in Poplar, Limehouse and the Isle of Dogs to empower, inform and encourage.
A Community Parent is another local parent who has been there and done that, who volunteers their time to offer informal support and useful information to an expectant mother and/or father through pregnancy and the first 8-12 months of family life.
Pregnancy and birth are key periods of transition in an individual's life and can be the driver for making important choices and changes. This period is an ideal opportunity to offer effective support to foster a positive experience and help prevent future difficulties.
If you are interested in receiving support, please click here.
FREE pilates exercise classes with a fully qualified instructor. Join the antenatal classes from 12 weeks, and our postnatal sessions with your baby after your six week check. All pregnant and new mums are welcome, regardless of your previous experience of exercise.
Wear comfortable clothes with room for stretching and bring water to drink.
Note - on rare occasions we are at full capacity and are unable to accommodate all attendees.
Please come early to secure your place!
Antenatal Class: 9.30-10.30am
Postnatal Class: 10.45-11.45am
ASDA Community Room, Eastferry Road, London E14 3BT
Antenatal Class: 10.00-11am
Postnatal Class: 11.15am-12.15pm
Chrisp Street Children's Centre, 23-27 Market Way, London E14 6AH
Drop in for a cuppa!
Calling local parents and carers! Whether you have a bump or a baby, why not join our friendly volunteers for a cuppa and a chat? Come and meet other parents to share ideas and experiences, and support each other.
MONDAYS 12.30-2 pm
Poplar Baths Cafe, 170 East India Dock Road, London E14 0ED
Community Parents volunteers are trained as Peer Supporters for first-time pregnant families. The volunteers are trained to Level 3 City & Guilds in "Work with Parents" then matched with families in early pregnancy. The peer support is an empowering relationship to strengthen core family support relationships, improve the birth and early years experience and help new families integrate fully into their community.
"I support the processes employed by this project at every level. It is a stunning example of innovation, co-production, and rigorous risk management given the area they operate in..
Abigail Gilbert Public Health Locality Manager
South East Locality
Tower Hamlets Council
Mulberry Place (4th Floor)
5 Clove Crescent
London E14 2BG
Tel: 020 7364 7030 / 07940 484768
If you have time to give to expectant and new parents in your community we'd love to hear from you.
We are looking for people with experience of being a parent to sign up for 'Supporting Being a Parent' - a FREE four week taster course, and your first step to becoming a volunteer Community Parent. It will help you to gain new skills and build your confidence in a fun and friendly way.
For our VOLUNTEERS page, click here for further details about our training course and qualifying with City & Guilds in "Working with Parents".
For our STAKEHOLDERS page, click here
020 7531 0314 / 020 7531 0322 / 07708 585876 / CPEnquiries@island-house.org
Isle of Dogs
London E14 3PG
T: 020 7531 0310
Reg. charity # 1110519
Huge thanks to the BIG LOTTERY FUND (Reaching Communities) for their recent grant (August 2017) to fund our Community Parents Project for the next 3 years up to 2020.
CanDo 2017 is now CLOSED for new applications
CONGRATULATIONS to our Centre Director, Steve Hill, on receiving a 2016 Community Champions Award from Canary Wharf Group in November 2016
Our Peer-Support project are recruiting new Community Parents Click here for more information or call 020 7531 0314
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