Older Fitzrovia newsletter, January 2014

Time to Sing is at Fitzrovia Court (24 Carburton St W1W 5AS) We were successful in our funding bid for this so sessions will continue Mondays 11-12.30 – from 6 Jan. No experience or skills necessary. Come have fun singing familiar songs with a friendly group of people! 

Afternoon at the British Museum will be this Friday 10 Jan 2-4pm – These are great sessions with object handling, refreshments and a bespoke tour to one part of the museum chosen by participants on the day. Please let me know if you’re interested in coming along on 020 7580 4576, and if you need transport there. We’ll be meeting at the information desk at 1.45.

Lunch on Mondays is available at the George and Dragon pub on the corner of Cleveland and Greenwell Sts from 12.30, at a discounted price of £3 for main meal only, drinks extra. This is through a kind donation from Sir Robert McAlpine, contractors on the Middlesex Hosp. site.

Massage/Reflexology We STILL haven’t heard whether our funding application to continue this was successful or not! While we wait, Philomena will still come in at the same time on Wednesdays, 1.30 – 3:30pm to Fitzrovia Court, but we’ll have to charge the full £17.50/half hour cost – if you’re interested please call me 020 7580 4576 to arrange an appointment. If we have good news in the next coming weeks we’ll be able to go back to offering it free.

Advice on pension credit, attendance allowance, housing benefit, housing repairs, and passport benefits (like the Freedom Pass) etc are all still available here at 39 Tottenham St. Open drop-in sessions start again on Tuesday 7 January 10am-1.30pm, Women only Wednesday 8 January 11am-1pm, or you can make an appointment outside those times by calling 020 7580 4576.

All Souls Clubhouse has a range of friendly exercise classes available. They also run two very useful services: Clubcare which includes visiting and other help, and a shopping trip available every fortnight on Thursday. The lunches on Wednesdays are also still going. If you’re interested in any of these, please call Cherry on 020 7255 9756.

The negotiations for our new office on Goodge Place are nearly complete, and hopefully we’ll be moving this month. Many thanks to all who us sent cards and gifts over the holidays, they were very much appreciated! A happy 2014 to all.


Barb Jacobson

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