In addition to the services we provide you may wish to get involved in some of Groups that have developed at our Centre. They provide a useful forum for feedback to the Centre and help us to shape and prioritise our services, provide a forum for discussing common issues, training, advice, support and much more.
Board of Management – Old Oak residents and tenants may wish to get involved in the governance of both the community and children’s centre and housing estate. There are several avenues for joining when vacancies arise, by selection, election or nomination from Old Oak Tenants and Residents Association.
Community Development Group – oversees the running of the Centre as an advisory group to the Old Oak Housing Association board of management. The group is made up of Local Authority members including Ward Councillors, Old Oak Board Members, and delivery partners such as local schools, and service users with an emphasis on parents. The group reviews data and feedback to shape and prioritise the services we provide, develops our policies and procedures for Board approval, manages our resources, and ensures we are delivering against our plans and service level agreements.
Disability and Carers Forum – provides a discussion, support and feedback group helping to access welfare benefits advice, specialist services and training as well as a popular social event with regular speakers on various topics.
Parents Forum – Provides a regular get together for parents to discuss common issues and share problems, whilst engaging training services, advice and support, and providing feedback to the centre. Your views are important to us and this is a great forum for having your say and helping us to provide the best possible services with the resources we have available.
Youth Forum – provides young people with a “voice” that is listened to by decison makers about the issues and services that affect them both within the centre and the borough as a whole. The forum works in close partnership with Hammersmith and Fulham and their Youth services.
Volunteering – Volunteering is a great way to build up your confidence, expand your knowledge, develop your skills and improve your CV as well as giving some time back and to help others. If you would like more information about volunteering opportunities, please speak to Jennifer Murphy on 0208 740 8008.