Mycenae Reach Out Projects
Mycenae Outreach is a Community Outreach Project focusing on those that are isolated and vulnerable within our local community. The project is specifically aimed at seniors, community members with dementia and community members with physical and learning disabilities. We have set up projects to tackle isolation within the community and work in partnership with organisations.
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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 of Woolwich_Musicspace to provide a singing group. It’s a vibrant and happy group who meet, sing and make new friends.
Cabaret for Seniors
Reach Out wanted to offer some new and exciting events for our local seniors and so the Cabaret Club for seniors was born in 2019. We held a run of 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, clazzy 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. Cabaret Clubs for 2019 have finished.....
We are now looking forward to John Roan School producing a Christmas Show for our seniors on 19th December 2019.
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One to one sessions available every fortnight on a Tuesday - book your slot on 0208 858 1749
Carer's Hub - a partnership between The Greenwich Carers Centre and Mycenae Reach Out.
The sessions are free and expert advice is available for those caring for others from GCC. Help is available on
Support also available with form filling
Tea, Cake N Talk Information & Awareness - Need some rails put up at home? Need your fire alarm tested?
Mycenae Reach Out is putting on 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
And much more….
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. This year (2019) the pupils have been 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.
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 is a chance to get together, throw some squares and make new friends with some funky DJ’s adding to the mix.
Training Younger Folk to Become Dementia Friends
We are fortunate enough to work in collaboration with Carol Foyle, our Dementia Champion, to train school pupils from 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
To attend the drop in café you do not need to knit. Come and have a chat and sit and natter and put the world to rights.
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 regularly knit for the neo-natal unit.
Time 2 Shine Sports Club (Disabilities) - Especially aimed at those with disabilities.
Mycenae Reach Out has teamed up with South London Special League and GLL Get Active to provide a brand new sports club for those disabilities at Mycenae House. It’s a chance to get together and have a go at Multi-sports, Boccia, Seated exercise, parachute and sticky targets.
Dementia Choir - Hosted by our incredibly talented Kate Howden.
Kate has a wealth of experience. Kate Howden is a classically-trained opera singer who works with opera companies around the world. She has recently trained with Spitalfields Music and Garsington Opera to expand her work into vocal leading.
Dementia Hub - Especially aimed at those with dementia and their family & friends.
Mycenae Reach Out has teamed up with Home Instead to provide a dementia hub for tea & chat, to meet a friendly face, get support and have a go at activities.
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 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. (see photos Alan mp, flames, steven emerson)