I would like to thank the following organisations that have helped and assisted with the planning, development, administration, funding and delivery of Write London projects
The Arts Council http://www.artscouncil.org.uk
Write London is supported using public funding by the Arts Council England via the Grants for the Arts and the National Lottery.
Creative Future http://creativefuture.org.uk/
Creative Future provide training, mentoring and the chance to publish or exhibit to talented people who lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, identity or other social circumstance. We aim to inspire aspiration and artistic excellence amongst marginalised artists and writers. We nurture marginalised artists and writers in their creative development, leading them to high quality professional creative practice.
Spread the Word http://www.spreadtheword.org.uk
Spread the Word is London’s writer development agency. They provide high quality, low cost opportunities for writers to improve their craft and develop their careers while also identifying and supporting talented writers from a diversity of backgrounds and encouraging as many people as possible to try creative writing as a means of self expression.
It’s Not Your Birthday But... http://itsnotyourbirthdaybut.com/
It’s Not Your Birthday But... is a cheerleader for letters and encourages people to communicate through writing, reading and sending letters, cards and postcards. Why wait for someone's birthday to let them know they are loved or appreciated? In this digital world where everyone sees and shares everything, we're all for bespoke messages for individuals and for championing the mighty pen and the good it can bring to people in your town or on the other side of the world.
As well as encouraging everyone to write through our events and online, you can find us working in a range of settings where people may be vulnerable, isolated or lonely to help them connect with someone through handmade cards, postcards, poems, drawings or letters. We've worked in schools and hospitals, hospices and refuges, care homes and arts centres and love meeting all the inspiring people we work with
Age UK Islington http://www.ageuk.org.uk/islington
Age UK Islington encourage and facilitate activities for over 55s with a large number of its users coming from the immigrant and refugee communities and older people suffering the deprivation.
Mind in Camden http://www.mindincamden.org.uk
Mind in Camden is a mental health charity providing support, training & consultancy to benefit people of all ages who struggle with mental health problems.
New Unity is part of the international Unitarian and Unitarian Universalist movement and is based in Islington with a mission statement of “striving for growth, love and social justice in the community, each week they see over 150 people.
The Holy Cross Centre Trust http://www.hcct.org.uk
The Holy Cross Centre Trust work with people in Camden and Islington who are socially excluded offering services to counteract the effects of stigma, isolation and poverty and giving people respect and the opportunity to be treated as an individual. Their work involves supporting mental health recovery and promoting the active participation of the homeless, refugees and asylum seekers within the wider community.
Response Community Project http://www.responseprojects.org.uk
Response community project is a community based center that serves the needs of the communities most vulnerable individuals while also offering a range of classes designed to increase educational attainment and general well being.
Iranian Association http://www.iranianassociation.org.uk
Iranian Association was established as a registered charity in 1985; today it offers a variety of services.
It works with translators/interpreters who are multi-lingual in languages such as English, Farsi, Turkish and Kurdish, organises events and disseminates information about the cultural and artistic activities in London and works to enable clients to overcome barriers in having access to training and education opportunities.
St Andrew’s Church, Fulham Fields http://standrewsfulham.com
The Star Centre cafe at St Andrews is open to everyone from 9.00 am until 2.00 pm each weekday. The Open Door group meets every Tuesday from 10.30-12 St and particularly welcomes the over 60s (though any age is welcome!), providing a relaxed and friendly environment to meet new friends, chat over coffee and to join in games, jigsaws and activities.
Claremont is about people having opportunities to shine and live happier, healthier, more connected lives.
Only Connect http://www.onlyconnect.london
Only Connect is a creative criminal justice charity, rooted in community.
Islington Libraries https://www.islington.gov.uk/libraries-arts-and-heritage/libraries
All Islington's libraries are free to join and have free public computers, Wi-Fi and internet access.
You can find information about each library including opening times, facilities and regular events on the individual library pages. Events include: reading groups, writing groups, chess club, over 50s club, knit and natter and many more.