Partnership is a key value of the Bromley by Bow Centre. Working together helps us all to achieve more; it also opens new doors and creates new opportunities that otherwise would not exist.
In this section we have attempted to list the partners we work with, and give them due credit for the part they have played in our success.
The Bromley by Bow Centre works in partnership with a broad range of diverse organisations. Each relationship is vital to our work and achievements. Over the years we have developed some core partnerships with a few key organisations that are based alongside us in Bromley by Bow.
|Bromley by Bow Church in Community is where it all started, and it continues to work in very close partnership with the Bromley by Bow Centre. The Church is part of the United Reformed Church and the minister, Helen Matthews, is one of the Centre's directors. Helen has a broad role supporting many of our activities. The Bromley by Bow Centre is a secular organisation now but many of its core values can be traced back to the work of the Church, including generosity, openness and respect. The church members meet on Sunday mornings to celebrate the Eucharist and for prayers during the week. The Church lies at the heart of the Centre and is the venue for other religious and cultural events and is the home to a nursery during the week.|
|The GP Partnership lies at the heart of all the work we do and provides a vital service to the local community. Together we have developed the healthy living centre model which has become a national exemplar for an entrepreneurial approach to integrated healthcare and informs both government policy and local delivery. The GPs rent the Healthy Living Centre premises from the Centre and delivers primary healthcare to over 5,000 patients in this community and a further 7,000 patients from the XX Place practice in Stepney. The practice is fully integrated with Centre activities at every level, from senior management to project delivery. The model hinges on a common approach to service delivery which focuses on the widest possible network of support and intervention for patients.|
|Poplar HARCA is a registered social landlord which owns and manages around 8,500 homes in Poplar, including most of the social housing in Bromley by Bow (which was transferred from the local authority between 1998 and 2007). The Bromley by Bow Centre supported the founding of Poplar HARCA in 1997 and today the two organisations are key strategic partners. Our partnership focuses on the delivery of community regeneration services which supports the wider investment and management of housing services. Poplar HARCA played a vital role in supporting the development of the Centre’s services and in 2007 the local housing office was relocated into our buildings in order support a more integrated service for local residents.|
|Barnardo's Bow Nursery formerly Bow Childcare has always worked closely with the church and the Bromley by Bow Centre and is a core partner working on site. It's a thriving charitable enterprise in its own right with nurseries in Tower Hamlets and Hackney. Its success proved that it was possible for a community to meet the need for high quality services itself and its early successes helped to engender the confidence and belief that led to the further development of the centre. For more information on the services offered please email email@example.com|
|Streets of Growth is a dynamic community leadership organisation founded in 2001, led by local people in Bromley by Bow and with a strong focus on supporting young people in leadership. Streets of Growth developed out of the work of the Bromley by Bow Centre and remains a core partner working to create positive cohesive solutions in the local community and delivering high quality and innovative services for and with young people.|
|For over ten years key players in the Centre, including Lord Mawson and Paul Brickell, developed ideas to bring the Olympic games to London in 2012 and use them as a catalyst to create wider regeneration opportunities for the Lower Lea Valley. This coalesced into a social enterprise called Water City which is a vehicle to deliver an exciting legacy to East London which will build new communities around the waterways and link up positively with the existing communities in places like Bromley by Bow.|
|Andrew Mawson Partnerships brings long experience of a social entrepreneurial approach to the building of communities and to tackling some of the most intransigent problems of the inner city and other socially disadvantaged areas. Andrew Mawson Partnerships is led by Lord Mawson OBE, one of the Britain’s foremost social entrepreneurs and founder of the Bromley by Bow Centre.|