41 Woolwich New Road,
London, SE18 6EU
THE TRAMSHED HAS TAKEN THE DIFFICULT DECISION TO CLOSE THEIR VENUE, PROGRAMMES AND EVENTS TO THE PUBLIC FROM TODAY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC (COVID-19).
Our members health and well-being is paramount and as we are a group that consist of vulnerable people, some of which has underlying health issues, it is crucial that we take a proactive approach in our response to coronavirus. We believe social distancing is important to minimise onward transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19), especially those individuals more likely to become severely ill with the virus, and of course within our team of volunteers.
It is disappointing but it is better to be safe than sorry. We are looking at ways in which we can still communicate. We will contact you as soon as we resume our services. Meanwhile, there is several members that has offered to cook, help with basic shopping and befriend over the phone. We don’t have an official food bank, but it might help others if you consider buying something extra to support another person. They do not necessarily have to be a member of the Forum. Please text or email what you are willing to donate and like whilst what you might need then we will keep a record.
Welcome Home - we are celebrated 5 years on 29.01.20
The Caribbean Social Forum was started by, “the matured children” of the Windrush Generation on 29 January 2015. The Forum is open to men and women aged 50+ and we currently have over 600 registered members mainly from the Caribbean and neighbouring countries, such as Guyana. We have also attracted people from other countries who attends regularly and collectively we share and learn from each other.
The aim of the Forum is to energise/involve us – now – together with the ‘yet-to-be’, ‘about to become’ retired and elder Caribbean community, in shaping futures that will more accurately reflect the lives we lead. Communication is our key in leading healthier lives, reducing dementia, so having a place like the Caribbean Social Forum will help to combat isolation and allow people to bring back ‘a taste of the Caribbean’ with educational talks, dancing, music, singing, news and discussion groups, writing and much more.
Games to play...
Apart from a shared history, a taste in food, beaches and sunshine there is Dominoes that is played in all the islands. Chess, Scrabble, Draughts and other games such as Carrom are also played
Combating Loneliness and isolation
At the Caribbean Social Forum we have not forgotten the contribution that our elderly Caribbean have made throughout the years and our goal is make the end years more exciting than the former years. We have retired NHS Nurses, Transport Workers, Teachers, Entrepreneurs, Professors, Doctors and many more.