Swan in the community

The Community Development Team works to deliver a range of projects, initiatives and activities which bring local community benefit to our residents. The majority of activities/projects are delivered from our four Community Hubs located in Basildon and East London - at Bow Cross, Stepney Green and Blackwall Reach. Many of our activities and initiatives are delivered in partnership with a wide range of organisations and we work continuously to increase and broaden our offer, in response to customer needs.

Some examples of the projects we provide are: Holiday Activity Clubs - where children receive a free and nutritious meal, and hosting of two Food Pantries - where customers can access surplus food and receive help and support.

We provide space for a wide range of groups and organisations to use for their activities and services, such as Domestic Abuse advice, Older Peoples Coffee Mornings, Parental Support groups and Youth Clubs for children and young people to play, learn and socialise. We also help people to access employment opportunities through the provision of job clubs and accredited training and learning.

The link to our Customer Involvement and Community Development 2021-22 impact statement can be found here.

If you would like to find out more, please contact the Community Development team at involvement@swan.org.uk, or on 01277 844242.