The Weir Link is community led organisation based in SW12. Since opening in 2003, they have been a central and communal place for members of the community to enjoy through partnerships with expert organisations and projects. At the Weir Link, Health and Safety workshops, arts & crafts classes and after-school clubs are held regularly, along with the community centre being a meeting place for elderly people and a community space for hire.
The Weir Link have set up an after-school homework club for children of the local schools, many of whom do not own their own computer or device that can support the classwork they need to do, so they don’t fall behind with socialising or education.
The aim of the classes is to enable children to be able to keep up with their school work and complete their homework like so many of their peers can do with ease. With a donation of five laptops, more children can take part, be social with children from their own school and others in the community, help to alleviate some feeling of loneliness caused by isolating periods from the lockdowns, feel part of a wider community and stay up to speed with their schooling.
Community organisations like The Weir Link are so important in this current climate, with many vulnerable people finding it hard to go about their lives like they used to, the need for social interaction in a safe place is vital.