Job opportunity with Stockwell Partnership

Stockwell Partnership has been supporting a ‘Hug’ Group of local, mainly older, Portuguese speakers for 6 years, organising activities and visits. Thanks to the support of the London Community Foundation, we are now seeking a self-employed individual to co-ordinate the group for 4 hours a week, for a 1-year fixed term contract. Rate: £20 per hour.

The ideal candidate will speak and write fluent Portuguese and English, be motivated, eager to learn, with good organisational skills

Please email your CV to

All CVs must be received by 23 June 2017.

Here is the job description and person specification:


Polish Poetry Festival

Over 400 people attended ‘Ksiazkowisko’, our Polish poetry festival held as part of the Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival with Streatham Library last weekend! Our Poles Connect steering group and other Polish Lambeth based groups came together to showcase poetry written by local Polish children alongside the work of established Polish poets. The event was opened by former Mayor Saleha Jaffer and Jolanta Grzelczyk from the Polish Consulate in London. The event was supported by the London Community Foundation. The Polish community in Lambeth was also celebrating Polish Heritage Day – a new initiative by the Polish Embassy UK in London to celebrate openness, appreciation, and better understanding between the Polish community and the wider British society.

Do you want to become a Community Connector?

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Community Connectors

Community Connectors are local residents, who link others in their local community with activities and organisations that can help improve their quality of life. This can include linking people up with wellbeing and health services, local community groups and organisations, social groups and activities that can have a positive impact on their life.

Community Connectors are given training and support to give them the skills needed to be able to talk to people about wellbeing, the things that they can do for themselves, and places to go to access help and support doing this.

This ability to link people with services, and services with people will help create connections that could provide a safety net of social support to help people feel better about their wellbeing and where they live.

The next training course starts on 17th May. For more information see

or contact Fraser Serle  07720 601048

Stockwell Festival is back – Saturday 1st July!

We’re delighted to announce that the Stockwell Festival is back for 2017, and set to be bigger and brighter than ever! On July 1st Larkhall Park will host music, dance, free workshops, activities and sport, games, food and crafts, and most importantly the community coming together.

We want the local community to get involved – it’s YOUR festival! Please get in touch if you would like to volunteer, perform, share information, have a stall or suggest something for the festival.

We are very pleased to have Lambeth Early Action Partnership (LEAP) supporting an early years section of the event, providing lots of activities and information for little ones and their parents ‘from conception to reception’.

For all festival enquiries and suggestions, contact the coordinator Jess 07810 407724 – or pop in and talk to us at Stockwell Partnership!

You can also get the latest updates by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter @StockwellFest

The Festival is coordinated by ourselves and the Friends of Larkhall Park, with funding from the BIG Lottery Celebrate Fund, the Lambeth Forum Network and LEAP.



Working with local GPs to support the Portuguese community

We’re currently supporting one of our local GPs to reach out at an earlier stage to Portuguese speakers who might be at risk of diabetes and other illnesses. We’ll be supporting some pilot projects soon – e.g. a breakfast homework club for school children in a local cafe, where we also work to support their parents. Check out the clip below, which went out on Portuguese lunchtime news and was filmed in our offices (and which feature Gustavo in a non-speaking part!):…/2017-02-18-Folheto-em-portugue…

Para muitos emigrantes portugueses em Londres, a língua continua a ser um grande obstáculo sobretudo na hora de recorrer aos serviços de saúde. Por…

Culture without Borders – photos

Over 300 people attended our Culture withouth Borders event on Saturday 29 October at Clapham Library! The event was a celebration of Polish culture and people delivered by our Poles Connect project and Clapham Library. There were children’s activities, author talks, short films, music, and traditional Polish dance. The event was also attended by the Mayor of Lambeth, Saleha Jaffer, the Head of Libraries, Susannah Barnes, and the Polish Consul, Dariusz Matuszewski. A great time was had by all! Here’s a selection of photos:

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