Roots4Life is an innovative charity set up to address the physical and mental health challenges that come with malnutrition, obesity and social isolation. Operating from the Baker Centre, a new community hub and 8.6-acre site in New Eltham, Royal Borough of Greenwich in London, our goal is to ensure access to a healthy life is a right for all. We are ambitious about our aims for the local area and Greenwich and will offer the following to address health inequalities, create a sustainable future and adhere to the Greenwich Good Food principles by:
● Kitchen school offering cooking lessons such healthy eating on a budget;
● Community-based and therapy horticultural including vegetable growing and Forest School;
● Fitness classes, mental health support groups and befriending services to reduce loneliness;
● Communal meals to encourage community integration and address social isolation;
● Volunteering opportunities to increase prosperity, employment and workforce diversity;
● New skills and employment training in horticulture, conservation, catering and nutrition;
● Sustainability through earned income including venue hire and corporate volunteering days;
● A Covid-19 safe environment including ‘shielding days’ for clinically vulnerable people.
Facilities: Cafe, Volunteering, Shop, Community space for hire, Picnic area, Community recycling/composting, Play activities, Holiday activities, Wildlife area, Sustainable/Green building on site
Open to the public?
Open to the public - details:
245 Footscray Road, next door to the Foots Cray Rugby Sports & Athletics Club.
Buses 321, 160, 233, 31
Nearest station: New Eltham (15 minutes from London Bridge)
Paid car parking on site via mobile phone. Free disabled car parking.
We do encourage local residents if able to walk or use public transport.
Our monthly networking sessions are open to anyone involved in care farming and green care, regardless of where you live or what stage you're are at.
As it's not always possible to meet face-to-face at the moment, please do join us and say hello!
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 09:00 to Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 17:00
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