Community Wellbeing Project

The Community Wellbeing Project, launched in February 2023, is a local support hub offering relief from the rising cost of living for local families. Through a £4/week membership, members have access to a range of support including a Community Shop, Community Café and Advice and Guidance through an extensive timetable of partners in the space.

Unlike the Food Bank, this is not a crisis or emergency service. The project provides preventative support for local families and enables members to access a wide range of support under one roof, in order to build financial and personal resilience.

Register yourself, or refer someone to the Community Wellbeing Project.

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Upper Mezzanine Floor, Bridge Park Leisure Centre, Harrow Rd, London, NW10 0RG

Opening Times:

Community Shop & Community Café: Mondays & Tuesdays 12.00 – 18.00
Community Kitchen: Mondays & Tuesday 18.00 – 20.00

Eligibility criteria

    • Families with dependents under 18 (or under 25 with SEN)
    • Local to Stonebridge and Harlesden
    • In receipt of means tested benefit

    Would you like to volunteer?

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    What is included in the membership?

    You can speak to an advisor to tell us about your situation and receive immediate information, advice and guidance. If you need further support, an appointment will be made at our Drop-In for you to come back for an advice session with the Advisor. Our services are free, confidential and impartial.

    The project builds on our existing experience offering a wide range of support to our guests – but now we will be able to provide all of our services under one roof!

    Based on a 3-month membership model, a weekly £4 fee will give members access to:

    Community Shop

    Weekly shopping worth £25 at our Community Shop at no further cost

    Cafe and Kitchen

    Free snacks and refreshments for the members family at our Community Café and hot meals at the Community Kitchen

    Welfare Advice

    Triaging and themed welfare advice, including a goal-oriented Personal Development Plan with an advisor, so members can be registered for appropriate workshops and follow-up appointments, ensuring they gain as much from the membership to support them as possible.

    Gym & Activities

    Access to a gym membership at Bridge Park Leisure Centre for adults and juniors, including classes and the sauna are available for free to all members and their families *certain criteria applies.

    Beyond the Food Bank toolkit

      As the Community Wellbeing Project reached it's anniversary, Sufra created a Beyond the Food Bank toolkit for setting up an alternative, innovative model of support. The toolkit shares how Sufra created the Community Wellbeing Project and what steps local organisations can take to replicate it. Our goal is to maximise the project's impact, by inspiring other charitable organisations and councils to recreate the project in their local areas. The toolkit has been shared with over 50 organisations within London so far.

      Download here

    The success of the model very much depends on the working closely with Brent Council and a host of other partners – from Brent Hubs and public health, to a number of voluntary sector organisations and food redistribution charities. We are definitely stronger and more effective when working together.

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