Peabody Trust

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  • Health and wellbeing

    Our exciting programme of activities focuses on improving physical activity levels, healthy eating and mental wellbeing.

    Our current projects include:

    • Reconnect
      This programme supports people’s wellbeing, developing personalised programmes to help them to get back into employment and other activities, including volunteering.
    • Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities
      This free 13-week programme is for parents with children aged 2–18. The course aims to increase people’s confidence and skills in parenting, and to achieve a positive change in family relationships.
    • Wellbeing roadshows
      We visit communities across London, offering advice and information on how people can improve their wellbeing, and we give a taster of some Activate London projects. We also tell them how they can get involved in our community programmes, such as Net Worx, which offers free computer classes.
    • Wellbeing through encouragement
      This project targets isolated people and encourages them to get involved in creative activities to help improve their physical and mental wellbeing.
    • Young Leaders United for Health and Wellbeing
      These courses train young leaders to help other young people make the right decisions and choose healthy lifestyles.

    Older people’s services

    Classes, activities, befriending schemes and floating support services for older people.

    Read our Older People’s Strategy, 2015-20

    Floating support

    Open to all Peabody residents aged 60+, in any accommodation type, who may need support to manage their home and stay independent.


    Our befriending scheme, Well Met, runs in Wandsworth, Hackney and Islington.

    Homes for the over-50s

    Housing options for older people.

    Darwin Court

    Darwin Court is a healthy living centre which is open to the public, and a housing scheme for the over-50s.

    Sundial Centre

    A vibrant and welcoming community centre in Bethnal Green, with day care for older people.

    London handyperson service

    Help with those odd jobs around the home (with a special deal for those aged 65+ and/or disabled).

    Computer classes

    Free, fun and friendly classes for older people to learn about using computers and the internet, available throughout London.

    The Golden Girls

    The Golden Girls can be found knitting at the Sundial Centre, Bethnal Green.