Waterloo Action Centre

Waterloo Action Centre

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  • Local / community

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Busy community centre, open 7 days about 90 hours a week, over 20,000 users pa , 62% BAME backgrounds, good wheelchair access, activities aimed at the community as a whole but also including an emphasis on people who would otherwise be excluded. Day time activities include some which focus on older people, after work activities, advice services. There is a 10 minute film about WAC available from our website. WAC has the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service with the citation "Promoting everyone's right to give as well as receive, WAC, developed by the local community, facilitates economic, diverse and relevant solutions to community needs". 


We have a wide range of activities to help people stay fit, and to mix with others. These include dance aimed at all levels of ability and times of day to suit different needs.

  • Art
  • Dress making
  • Pilates
  • Sword fencing
  • Gentle exercise
  • Yoga 


17 of these are in the day time and have a focus on older people, however we do not exclude other ages as we emphasis integration. Many of these are run by the users. We have the largest volunteer legal advice service in the country, helping about 90 people/ families each Thursday evening , a some day time welfare benefits provision .  Local volunteers run reception/ information desk weekdays , Monday to Fridays.  A few activities are run by people in languages other than English. We work with a wide range of other community projects. Friendships form, loneliness is counteracted, and many people love being able to contribute to the running of activities. 

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