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Reach Out Projects and our Partners

Reach Out is about 'Our Community' and how we can support our community members. Here are some of our successful Reach Out Projects run with our Partners.  We are now looking forward to working in partnership with many more organisations to give advice and support to our local community.  If you would like to work with us as a Partner please get in touch on

Below are just a few of the many projects and events we have offered our community.   We have offered a vast array of activities anything from 'learn guitar, crafts, relaxation & mindfulness, clay & dance workshops, information guidance & technology help to Women in Sheds and walks with The Proper Blokes Club.  Today we still try to be innovative and  offer brand new activities to get our community enjoying life to the full.

Kids Into Daycare Homes

Mycenae Reach Out and our very own Bo-Peeps nursery took the little un's into our local care home.  It’s a vibrant and happy environment for both the residents and little un's who meet, sing, play games and make new friends.  Some residents may not have relatives locally or any family at all so we are thrilled about this wonderful project with Bo-Peeps Nursery and Tudor Grange Care Home.

Everybody Sing - Especially aimed at those with learning difficulties and carers.

Mycenae Reach Out has partnershipped with the amazing Emma Bond, Creative Director and Founder of Nightingale Music CIC, Woolwich_Musicspace to provide a singing group for those with learning disasbilities. It is now fully funded by Nightingale CIC so free for participants.  It’s a vibrant and happy group who meet, sing and make new friends. 

Mycenae Digital Techy Time

We ran help sessions with getting to grips with your smartphone, laptop & other gadgets and digital knowledge sessions with Paul Clayton from Comfortably Digital CIC with Jon, our volunteer's help.

Carer's Hub - a partnership between The Greenwich Carers Centre and Mycenae Reach Out.  This session is still going today.

The sessions are free and expert advice is available for those caring for others from GCC. Help is available on

  •       money matters
  •       support groups
  •       Therapeutic training workshops
  •       Benefits advice
  •       Carers assessments/needs
  •       Information and training on health conditions

Support also available with form filling

  •   Personal Independence Payments
  •   Attendance allowance
  •   Taxi card
  •   Freedom passes
  •   Power of Attorney

Tea, Cake N Talk Information & Awareness - Need some rails put up at home? Need your fire alarm tested?

Mycenae Reach Out held a practical information awareness event to help our community members who may struggle.  With expert advice & information from a variety of local organisations to support you such as

  •   London Fire Brigade
  •   Age Exchange
  •   Oxleas NHS
  •   Royal Borough of Greenwich
  •   Mental Health Activity Trust
  •   Recovery College

And much more….

Intergenerational Projects

We've  had the pleasure of working closely with John Roan School on some amazing intergenerational projects, and proud of the fine pupils that the school has produced. During 2019 the pupils were given training by Mycenae House Dementia Champion Carol Foyle, with a planned  visit Leah Lodge to meet residents with dementia. The pupils have also met our knitting nanas and granpas and had some fun learning to knit and sharing their new skills with their families. The School were entered into The Goldsmith's Regional Finals for their dedication to outstanding community initiatives. 

Daytime Disco - Especially aimed at those with disabilities and their carers/family & friends.

We noticed there were little community social get togethers in the area for those who have disabilities.  The disco gave people a chance to get together, throw some squares and make new friends with some funky DJ’s adding to the mix.

Cabaret for Seniors

Reach Out wanted to offer some exciting events for our local seniors and so the Cabaret Club for seniors was born in 2019.  We held 4 cabaret clubs to gauge interest. We were astounded by the popularity and each club was packed to the rafters.

We had amazing performers from the iconic London’s own Royal Albert Hall (Albert’s Band), vintage dancing from Swing Patrol, Kate and Satoshi (incredible pianist and an opera singer), Dave Silk and his ensemble with some relaxing lazy, classy jazz, Gordon Dann with memorable rat pack music and Green Chain Quartet with some classic cool 60’s music, soul-jazz and boogaloo. 

The atmosphere was amazing with seniors rocking their frocks and singing and clapping their way through the shows.  The turnout was amazing with over 100 people at each event. Even on the hottest day of the year community members still turned out. 

Training Younger Folk to Become Dementia Friends

We were fortunate enough to work in collaboration with Carol Foyle, our Dementia Champion, who trained school pupils from The John Roan School to become Dementia Friends.

Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about the Dementia Friends programme to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.  

Drop in Cafe for Seniors - Knitting Nanas and Granpas - Knitting nana’s and Granpas are a charming and raucous group of senior men and ladies

Knitting projects took place with scarves knitted for the homeless and poppies for the Royal British Legion. Guerrilla grans and granpa’s weaved their woolly magic and yarn bombed railings with blue handmade ‘forget me nots’ local to Mycenae House for Dementia Action week.   Members have knitted for the neo-natal unit.  The Drop in Cafe is now known as 'The Reach Out Wellbeing Cafe'

Time 2 Shine Sports Club (Disabilities) - Especially aimed at those with disabilities.

Mycenae Reach Out collaborated with South London Special League and GLL Get Active to provide an inclusive sports club aimed at those with disabilities. Community members got together to have a go at Multi-sports, Boccia, Seated exercise, parachute and sticky targets.

Dementia Hub - Especially aimed at those with dementia and their family & friends.

Mycenae Reach Out teamed up with Home Instead Care Agency to provide a dementia hub for tea & chat, to meet a friendly face, get support and have a go at activities.

Dementia Choir - Hosted by our incredibly talented Kate Howden.

We worked with Kate who had a wealth of experience as a classically-trained opera singer working with opera companies around the world. She has trained with Spitalfields Music and Garsington Opera to expand her work into vocal leading.

Local Legends of SE3

How wonderful to have Steven Emerson a former stuntman who worked with Alfred Hitchcock, Liza Minelli and Michael Caine reminiscing and recording memories with The John Roan School pupils. Steven worked on Pirates of the Caribbean 4, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Da Vinci Code, EastEnders (Queen Vic fire), Shaun of the Dead and lots of other films.  Also Mr Alan L. Williams, Former MP for Havering Hornchurch recording his memories of wartime and politics

What fascinating lives these gentlemen have lived. Both gentlemen are in their 80’s and their memories are incredible. A true inspiration to the younger generation.  

We would also like to mention 'our Phyllis' a long standing community member who had long links with Mycenae House over many years.  Sadly we lost Phyllis but she is never forgotten.  Rest in peace.