LWP closed in january 2019. we were a social centre for asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants
We made the difficult decision to close down the project in January 2019. We had been in discussion about how best to move forward for a while and didn’t come to this decision easily. We carried out some research into the need for our project and as a result decided that the resources we do have would be better distributed to support other local projects. We want to thank everyone who has been involved in the project over the past 5 years, and encourage visitors and volunteers to get involved other initiatives.
Action for Refugees in Lewisham firstname.lastname@example.org Baytree email@example.com Streatham Drop-In Centre for Asylum Seekers and Refugees EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org South London Refugee Association, Streatham email@example.com Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network firstname.lastname@example.org Indoamerican Refugee Migrant Organization email@example.com Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Southwark Refugee and Migrant Project Tel: 0207 703 4046 The Bike Project https://thebikeproject.co.uk/
Brixton Soup Kitchen https://brixtonsoupkitchen.org/ Norwood and Brixton Foodbank https://norwoodbrixton.foodbank.org.uk/ 56A Bike Space https://56abikespace.wordpress.com/ Clapham Park Bike Project
This website details work LWP used to do and provides signposting information to people who would have liked to visit or volunteer with us. We would like to share what we learned running the project for over 5 years with others who work or would like to work in the sector.
News and events
As some of you know the London Welcome Project (LWP) has not been open for 2 months now, and we have decided to officially close the project. We have been in discussion about how best to move forward for a while and we didn’t come to this decision easily. We have done some research into Read more about Closure[…]
Unfortunately the Stockwell Centre is restricting its opening hours. LWP will only be open on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. Keep an eye on the calendar on our websites for dates, but upcoming Sundays we are open are: 2nd September 16th September 7th October 21st October 4th November 18th November 2nd December Read more about New opening times[…]
Volunteer Bike Coordinator London Welcome Project is looking for a volunteer Bike Coordinator to oversee, develop and expand our bike project. About the organisation London Welcome Project (LWP) is a member-driven, non-profit social centre where asylum seekers, refugees and all migrants can meet and socialise. On Sunday afternoons we offer a warm and welcoming space, Read more about We are looking for a Bike Coordinator![…]
We had a really successful quiz last month at the Crooked Well. Massive thank you to everyone who came along and donated so generously – we raised £230! Minds were challenged on anagrams, dog breeds, food and sport. Congratulations to our worthy winners! Below is a list of our very generous raffle sponsors and Read more about Thank you![…]
Dee’s page is facebook.com/artofyourminds
Yesterday a few LWP members joined the march from Park Lane to Parliament Square in solidarity with refugees. The atmosphere was positive and warm, and we were really pleased to be part of this demonstration of openness and welcome. One of our very own, Aghil, took some great photos of some of the LWP crew, which Read more about Refugees Welcome Here 2016[…]
London Welcome Project (LWP) seeks two new voluntary Project Coordinators to work in a small nonhierarchical team. The new Project Coordinators will need to be able to commit for a period of 6 months, and will need to be available on Sundays to coordinate sessions, as well as for some informal meetings and administrative tasks during the week. The Read more about Want to coordinate LWP? We’re Recruiting![…]
We’d like to say a big thanks to the MSN Fund, who provided us with some funding to put on a series of photography workshops, and supply some of our visitors with cameras to make photo diaries. After a series of workshops with a photographer friend of the project, our visitors could take their cameras Read more about Photography Project – Ali’s Photos[…]
Some of our visitors will be participating in this great new series of events by Unfinished Business, called Our Journeys. Its aim is to share stories and humanity through storytelling workshops and making and eating food together. For more information see the attached flyer.
We had some lovely coverage this week in the local paper – the South West Londoner. We really enjoyed chatting with Alex about the project and the wonderful friends we have met there. Full text of the article below – you can read the original here. “People ask us, ‘how do you do it Read more about Inside the Stockwell Project…[…]