LCB is working tirelessly to embed a sustainable, community-led charity that delivers our mission and vision for the long term.
Over the past four years we have actively engaged with thousands of people across South London, a vast majority of whom were previously inactive, marginalised or excluded members of their community.
We believe that we do offer something for everyone, with no exception!
Grant funding helps us to provide outreach activities to venues and participants on either a free-of-charge basis or heavily subsidised: see below for more details.
Our gym, with disabled access, also offers a range of affordable memberships, pay-as-you-go options, concessionary rates and suggested-donation-only community classes. This enables us to offer social, sporting and recreational choices to everyone we engage via our outreach programme. We encourage participants to head down to Peckham and continue their training in whatever form they wish.
Mental Health and Disability
Connect is a non-contact boxing programme in the LCB gym with an integrated emotional wellbeing offer for young men aged 11-18, funded by a three-year grant from Comic Relief. It builds on the strong partnership developed between In Your Corner (a clinical psychology led social enterprise www.facebook.com/iycboxing) and London Community Boxing during a successful 9 week pilot project in 2017, further enhanced by the addition of Southwark Council’s Children and Families Services. The project will comprise of three x13-week blocks each year, for three years.
Connect targets young men who would benefit from support for their emotional wellbeing but whom clinic based services find it hard to engage. The project acknowledges the risks for young men growing up in South London, particularly challenges to staying safe in the community, remaining engaged in education or activity, and physical and emotional wellbeing.
The project uses evidence based ideas from psychological intervention, and delivers these flexibly alongside non-contact boxing skills in group settings. The first began on September 18th 2018. The 2-hour, weekly sessions are delivered by an experienced boxing coach, senior clinical psychologist, and an assistant psychologist. Young men are referred to the programme from a range of local agencies across health, social care, youth justice, and education.
The objective of the programme is to improve physical and emotional wellbeing, while developing non-contact boxing skills and a sense of community and connectedness in participants.
The Rockbourne Centre
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ANY OF LCB’S COMMUNITY OUTREACH ACTIVITIES, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH VIA INFO@LCB.CO USING THE HEADING OUTREACH ENQUIRY