Thirteen people who work at or use the Bromley by Bow Centre have been working hard together with over one hundred others as part of a community theatre company with the National Theatre’s Public Arts team and a professional cast. The result will be a beautifully moving and inspirational adaptation of Shakespeare’s Pericles on the National Theatre’s Olivier stage at the end of the month.
Bring your whole family to this year’s Unity Festival, a free summer fun day for the community, created by the community, celebrating the food, fashion and music of Tower Hamlets.
Rob Trimble talks about the importance of community ownership in order to respond to the needs of the local population, for The Kings Fund new report on transformational change in healthcare.
The Beyond Business Programme offers start up funding for new or emerging Social Enterprises across Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Newham.
Two million people are living with or beyond cancer in the UK, a figure that will rise to four million by 2030. The Bromley by Bow Centre and Macmillan Cancer Support partnered to pilot an innovative response to this challenge. This month, they published the findings of their recent evaluation which looks to understand the impact the service had on those living with and beyond cancer. The key finding from the evaluation was that the Macmillan Social Prescribing Service improved clients’ knowledge of where to go for non-medical support and their wellbeing.
Rob’s award for services to the economy celebrates the Bromley by Bow Centre’s innovative approach to social entrepreneurship that has created hundreds of jobs and earned the organisation international recognition for ground-breaking health and community services.