Our Partnership Coordinators (PCs) are responsible for developing and sustaining our ‘Key Partnerships’ with a growing list of voluntary and statutory organisations and services in the borough. Having these partnerships enables us to make quick direct referrals whenever one of our clients needs the bespoke professional support they offer. Each key partnership is managed by a particular PC and the ongoing relationship they build ensures that we have accurate information and regular updates about how their service works. Alongside this, the PCs are the first point of contact for when you get in touch with us through our online referral form or over the phone.
As a Partnership Coordinator I am one of the first points of contact for CCL as well as managing Key Partner relationships such as with Dementia Hub, London Fire Brigade and Humankind. In my free time I enjoy dancing and reading.
Our team of Community Facilitators (CFs) are here to support clients who would like more in-depth support and therefore need a longer conversation. This will give them the opportunity to address any challenges and barriers they are facing and explore changes they would like to make. We call this Person-Centred Planning. When a person is referred for this they will be contacted as soon as possible by a CF who specialises in their particular neighbourhood of Lewisham. Through an initial discussion the CF will help clients to identify their personal goals and any barriers to achieving them. Through follow up support over the next few weeks the CF will then provide clients with information and support to help them achieve these goals. This could be anything from sending information about local community centres, helping them complete a transport application, referring them to one of our key partners, or accompanying them on their first visit to a new social group.
I am a Community Facilitator working across the borough, with particular work with ex offenders and around improving support for wellbeing through staying active. Having worked with young people for years before joining CCL, I particularly appreciate our clients’ conversational abilities. When not socially prescribing I like to play rugby, Pokemon and with the colour of my hair.
I am the Community Facilitator for Neighbourhood 1, working with clients in the north of the borough. I really enjoy connecting people with all the amazing local community groups in Lewisham. I have a background in Art and in my spare time I visit my studio. At the moment I am doing lots of weaving!
I am the Community Facilitator for Neighbourhood 3, which covers Downham, Catford South, Grove Park and Whitefoot. I really enjoy working in a care environment promoting compassion and kindness to one another. On my days off, you will find me painting, watching Netflix with Ben and Jerry’s on the side or exploring vintage charity shops.
I am the Community Facilitator supporting residents living in Neighbourhood 2. I am passionate about mental health, having achieved both a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Clinical Psychology. I enjoy seeing friends, being in Polzeath, going to festivals (pre-covid!) and exploring my new home of London.
I joined CCL in 2019 as the Community Facilitator for Neighbourhood 4. I now work part-time as a CF and part-time as the Communications Officer, writing articles and developing our online presence. I spend my free time making music, reading novels, and inhabiting cinemas and coffee shops.
Joining CCL as a part-time Community Facilitator for Neighbourhood 4 in January 2021, I am originally from Gloucestershire but have lived in Lewisham for decades. I am closely involved with Lewisham’s voluntary sector, having chaired the local branch of the Pre-School Learning Alliance and then worked for Lewisham Pensioners Forum.