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Idea Stores

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  • Location:
    Greater London
  • Type of support:
    A place people can go, Events, Face-to-face help, Website/app
  • Groups supported:
    Bereaved, Care leavers, Carers, Disabled, Divorced/separated/having relationship difficulties, Elderly, Homeless, Men, New/young parents, Newly-retired, Refugees, Unemployed, Young people (16-24)
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Idea Stores provide safe and welcoming spaces in the heart of our communities. In addition to traditional Library services and adult learning, we provide a number of informal activities and groups that provide an opportunity to get out, meet people, have a chat and make new friends. From Story Time for families with young children, to Prime Time for our older visitors, Conversation Clubs for people who would like an opportunity to practice their English in an informal supportive environment to Book Break, our therapeutic reading group. We also have cafes, digital hubs where you can easily access council services online with the help of a member of staff.  You can also come in and meet our Community Navigators who are available to provide support and information on health and wellbeing as well as finances, education, employment and social activities. We have a wide ranging digital offer from online subscriptions to magazines, newspapers and books. Free music and film downloads and online courses. If you are a carer or need a bit of support to use Idea Stores, we have the Friend and Carer membership which enables you to nominate someone to take books and DVD’s out on your behalf. Friends and Carer joiners receive a voucher for tea at one of our Cafes and the carer can benefit from a free place on one of our adult learning courses if they attend with the person they are caring for.