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Network Norwood

West Norwood Eats Together
Sunday 3 May 2020

Due to the current situation with Coronavirus, Network Norwood cannot run our usual activities, but with the support of Norwood Forum and West Norwood Feast, we are staging our very first community event: #StayHomeSundaySupper.

Click on the images below to find out how to take part yourself, which Shop Local shops are #SupperSupporters - and how to order a take-away so you dont even have to cook! 


What is Network Norwood?
Network Norwood is a new health and wellbeing social enterprise created by Teresa Donoghue and Kim Hart.

What we do
As a Community Hub, Network Norwood’s aim is to help people connect in the real world by improving accessibility to community events, activities and services. Community life, social connections and having a voice in local decisions are all factors that make a vital contribution to health and wellbeing. We all know that a person’s social networks has a significant impact on their health.

How we do it
A drop-in shop which is open every Wednesday at Portico Kitchen for members of the community to pick up information, ask questions and find out more about what’s available locally. 

Regular outreach activities to raise awareness, make connections, and support participation, especially for less connected residents. Our extensive local knowledge and connections enable us to provide a holistic approach to identifying local activities and services to meet individual needs.

Do you live in Norwood?
Our Community Hub at Portico Kitchen is designed to be a physical presence for all the many local organisations who exist predominantly online. It is hard to know what’s going on if you don’t have internet access or are not confident in using it. Even if you are, it’s not always easy to search for something you don’t know is happening.

If you are interested in finding out more, please pop in and see us on Wednesday afternoons between 1pm and 6pm. Or to arrange another time to meet up, please email us on: norwoodcommunityhub@gmail.com

Are you involved in community work?
Partnerships are vital to our work and it would be good to meet up to discuss ways in which we might work together, including to:

  • Publicise your events to the wider community
  • Refer people to your activities
  • Find opportunities to work together
  • Connect you with other organisations
  • Share information with you about other local events and activities.

Teresa Donoghue and Kim Hart

Teresa and Kim are experts in community engagement. They are both Project Smith Community Connectors, alumni of the School for Social Entrepreneurs, and work extensively across the volunteer sector in Norwood, with 40 years combined local experience.

Teresa is the new Coordinator for West Norwood Feast as well as Hub Leader and Young Volunteer Coordinator. She is also a Lambeth Street Champion. Kim is a Cultural Consultant specialising in community engagement, and Vice Chair of Norwood Forum leading on community creativity. She organised the new inclusive winter community festival Wild-Norwood Window Wanderland in 2019, which will now be an annual event.