Time and Talents

Time and Talents

At a glance


  • Arts
  • Children / families
  • Gardens and parks
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Local / community
  • Men
  • Mental health
  • Older people / later life
  • Physical disabilities
  • Poverty relief
  • Social care

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At Time & Talents, we know that ‘community’ doesn’t just happen by itself. It has to be nurtured, supported, and brought together. Most of all, the most isolated and vulnerable people in our society can so easily be left out. And for 130 years, T&T has been working to make sure that nobody is left out, and that everybody feels part of a community.

Founded in 1887 to support the people of Rotherhithe and Bermondsey, today Time & Talents runs targeted projects working with people with high levels of need such as isolated elderly people and disabled groups, and universal wider activities and events designed to create a happy, healthy, connected community. We believe that fun, friendships, and mutual support make a happier, healthier community where everyone is included.


For all ages

  • Formal/ informal learning opportunities, especially around practical skills like gardening and crafts, life drawing, ukulele
  • A wide range of community parties, events, and celebrations – because they’re the best way to bring communities together and build supportive relationships
  • A range of hosted activities including a Local History Society, Rotherhithe and Bermondsey Choral Society, Creative Writing and Visual Arts groups
  • Health and wellbeing for all ages, including yoga, palates, and free mindfulness classes
  • Wacky fun for children and families – bringing together grown-ups as well as kids
  • The Green Team – our gardening club for all

For 55s and over

  • Lots of support and social opportunities for older people:
    • A range of groups to increase social connections and build new friendships:
      • Happy Monday Group – a social group for over 60’s
      • Social Contact Group – for older women with mental health needs
      • Stroke Club, for people recovering from a stroke, and their carers
      • Visually Impaired Club, for people who have experienced loss of sight
      • The Rotherhithe Shed, where you can tinker, make and mend in a real workshop
      • Pub Club, a non-nonsense social group for men 55+ running in local pubs

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