Testimony from Deputy Mayor who visited us in December 2022
"I had the pleasure of attending Neighbours in Poplar’s 2022 Christmas party at St. Matthias Community Centre. It was an afternoon of festive cheer and joy as I helped to serve a Christmas lunch to guests and enjoyed some brilliant entertainment. Throughout the afternoon I spoke with residents, staff and volunteers and learned more about the variety of programmes and events taking place. The dedication and work of staff and volunteers at Neighbours in Poplar is invaluable in supporting older residents in Tower Hamlets, helping to reduce isolation and loneliness, and creating a strong sense of belonging and community for local residents."
- Dr Debbie Weekes-Bernard, London's Deputy Mayor for Communities & Social Justice
Neighbours in Poplar SHORTLISTED IN THE INVESTORS IN PEOPLE AWARDS 2022
Neighbours in Poplar has made the final shortlist for The Award Employer of the Year in The Investors in People Awards 2022. In a record-breaking year for entries, with over three hundred organisations involved, this is an outstanding achievement and one that everyone at Neighbours in Poplar is proud of.
The Investors in People Awards celebrate the very best organisations and individuals from around the world across various organisational, people, wellbeing and leadership categories. Each year hundreds of organisations from the UK and abroad battle it out to take home one of the sought-after trophies to show their award-winning commitment to #MakeWorkBetter.
“It is a privilege to be shortlisted for this award; a clear indication of the dedication and hard work the team and volunteers has invested in the business.”
Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, commented:
“In what has been the biggest and most competitive year so far, it always makes me feel immensely proud to see so many fantastic organisations and individuals staking their claim to be the best. And every year, the entries do get more and more competitive and the judging even tighter. Reaching the final shortlist is a testament to the amazing commitment these organisations are making to make work better for their people, and they truly deserve this recognition.”
The Winners will be announced at a black tie gala ceremony on the 15th November at Old Billingsgate in London.
For the full shortlist and more information about Investors in People please visit www.investorsinpeople.com/awards-2022/
January - February 2023
Digital Inclusion Project Expansion
Neighbours in Poplar initiated the Digital Inclusion Project in 2017. The project involves empowering our clients to maximise the benefits of intel technology (IT). Clients have learned how to shop, complete on-line forms and applications etc, create and maintain links with family and friends, artwork, etc. The Digital Inclusion Project has proved so successful that we wish to expand the service for all clients that show an interest.
CREATE: Ceramic Skills Workshop - Join professional artist Liz Jackson to learn more about the design, techniques and creation of ceramics and create your own original masterpieces. no experience necessary, everyone is welcome! Dates: Fridays 3, 10, 24 February and 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 March 2023 11am-1pm. Followed by Lunch and Bingo in St. Matthias
Benefits Advice Drop in Sessions - Available in St. Johns and St. Matthias Community Centre. Click here for dates.
Neighbours in Poplar are planning two holidays for over 50's. If you are interested contact us!
Talking Therapies - Our friends from the NHS Trust run Mental Health workshops frequently during out Friday Hub Sessions. Keep an eye out for dates.
If you need help with filling in forms and applications, our Outreach Workers are happy to help.
If you would like a Telephone Befriender please contact us on 0207 531 0190.
DO YOU KNOW A HOUSEBOUND INDIVIDUAL IN THE E14 AREA WHO WOULD LIKE 1-2-1 IT SESSIONS? THEY DO NOT NEED WIFI OR EQUIPMENT!
Neighbours in Poplar are ranked within the Top 20 for the Silver Investors in People Award
"Cor, that was delicious, I could have eaten the plate!"
Client testimony after receiving a Hot Meal during our COVID-19 Response