Enablement Service

Find out about our Lottery funded Enablement service, offering one to one support and providing a variety of activities aimed at improving wellbeing and confidence.

The purpose of this new service is to provide specialist support to those living with complex needs or multiple areas of disadvantage, working to reduce these vulnerabilities through early intervention.

We aim to:

  • Reduce social isolation and loneliness
  • Prevent homelessness and ensure access to appropriate housing
  • Maximise financial position
  • Optimise physical health
  • Support independence and enhancing quality of life
  • Enhance mental wellbeing
  • Foster connection


What is an Enablement Officer?

An Enablement officer is dedicated to providing support to individuals facing three or more areas of significant vulnerability who may be lacking support, nearing crisis or be feeling isolated.

What might make someone in need of support?

  • Physical or mental health issues
  • Disability and/or differently abled
  • Poverty, debt or homelessness
  • Substance misuse or close family of a alcohol or substance misuser
  • Fear/risk of abuse
  • Social isolation and/or Loneliness.

If you are struggling with three or more of these issues you may benefit from working with our Enablement Officer.

What might the enablement officer help me with?

The Enablement Officer will listen to you and identify areas where the London Irish Centre might be able to support or signpost you, such as providing housing or benefits advice, food or financial support, statutory services advocacy, social opportunities or any other activity that might help improve your mental or physical wellbeing.

If you think you might benefit from a chat with our Enablement Officer, pop by the London Irish Centre between 10am-4pm on Mondays for a chat or email [email protected]

This service is funded by BIG Lottery Reaching Communities.

Upcoming Enablement Activity

Our walk in enablement service is open between 10am-4pm every Monday in our Information & Advice office.

Gentle Yoga 

Start Date: Weekly on Fridays from 4th Nov – 16th Dec with potential to extend.

Time: 2pm-3:30pm (1.5 hour)

Venue: Kennedy Hall, London Irish Centre

Join our Community Choir

Wednesday evenings 6:30-8:30pm, free places available, email [email protected]


14 weeks of creative workshops for anyone living with memory loss. Engage in creative activities, meet others, share stories & cultural experiences and have fun, all supported by trained Reminiscence Artist Zoe Gilmour. Carers/family support welcomed and refreshments provided.

Running weekly every Wednesday from 18th January 2022 – 12th April 2023, 1-4pm at the London Irish Centre

Weekly drop ins welcome – email [email protected] or call 07889022780 for more information or to let us know you’re coming.

Creative Writing Group

Every other Thursday from 5th January 2023. 2pm-4pm – online via Zoom. Email [email protected] to join.

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