I enjoy the fact that the Living Well Project is a space for people to talk freely and equally so that we all gain in our ability to see through experiences and eventually see positives in the way our experiences have shaped our lives.
Living Well is part of the ministry of Holy Trinity Beckenham, a Church of England church in the Diocese of Rochester.
We work closely with our partners, including other churches, Bromley Drug and Alcohol Service and Christians Against Poverty. Bromley Drug and Alcohol Service run drug and alcohol detox sessions at Living Well. Jonathan Williams, from Bromley Drug and Alcohol Service told us:
“Living Well Bromley provides a vital service at the heart of the community to support people who are often very vulnerable and makes them feel accepted and valued. It enables us to reach into the community in an environment that is discrete and nurturing. The support of this service has meant that peoples recovery has been sustained, that people know that there is support and that there is someone to listen to them consistently. It is a great project and during difficult funding times it shines as an inspiration to many people and is a real community champion and shows that self-support in people’s communities really works.”
Some of our partners provide expertise and services for our guests, others support us through donations, or by volunteering. We have strong links with housing associations and homelessness charities, to help people find accommodation. We receive donations of food and money from local people and businesses, including Sainsburys Penge, Sponge Kitchen Hayes and local Marks and Spencers and Lidl stores.