Wellbeing Service for Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Volunteer Helpers

Tuesdays 1-3pm

The service offers a range of complementary therapies to aid relaxation, reduce stress and enhance a sense of wellbeing. We offer back massage, foot massage, Indian Head massage and reflexology on a drop-in basis free of charge. All our therapists are fully insured, professional therapists offering their time as volunteers. We have to fundraise for rent to cover the service.

Donations to support this work are gratefully received.

Therapists: Nicola Garrett, Dave McFarlane, Barbara Wilson, Mayela Redondo, Di Hinson, Jean Nelson and Jude Pereles.

Contact: taracentrelancaster@gmail.com if you’d like any more information. We’d love to hear from you.

Community TimeXchange: People helping people across North Lancs

Timebanking is a way of linking local people who can share their time and skills. Timebanks build a social network of people who give and receive support from each other, enabling people from different backgrounds, who may otherwise not meet, to come together and form connections and friendships. It is a highly effective community development tool, empowering individuals and groups to bring change, make choices and take control of their own lives and neighbourhoods. 

Every one’s time is valued equally, so one hour of time given earns one time credit and an exchange takes place without the need for money. 

Timebanking builds on people’s strengths and recognises that every one in a community has something to offer, including those often defined as disadvantaged or vulnerable.

Timebanking helps tackle isolation and loneliness, and provides new opportunities for both individuals, organisations and communities.

Time Team volunteers:  Clare Long Summers (Volunteer Broker), Janey Todd, Mandy Reeves, Sam Brand, Pam Beswick, Stephen Riley, Bettina Roehricht and Karen Spencer.

Contact: Come and have a cup of tea with us on Tuesdays between 3.30-5.30pm if you’d like to find out more about the Timebank. Or you can email Clare at taracentrelancaster@gmail.com  or visit our website: www.communitytimexchange.org.uk. 

The TLC Clinic: A low-cost drop-in clinic for those on little or no income

First and third Monday of the month, 6.30pm-8.30pm, £2 or donation

The TLC Drop-in Clinic is a new initiative at the Centre which launched on 8th Jan 2018. The clinic is staffed by a professional team of volunteer therapists who are all fully insured and in private practice. There are a variety of therapies such as shiatsu, reiki, massage, craniosacral therapy, reflexology, Indian head massage, homeopathy, EFT and sound healing.

No appointments necessary.

Please contact Paula Foster at lancasterherbalist@live.co.uk if you’d like to volunteer or would like to find out more about this service. 

Space in The City open drop-in and Community Connection Hub

Every Tuesday 3.30 – 5.30pm

If you want to find out what we do at the Centre and how we can help you then pop in any time between 3.30pm-5.30pm on Tuesday afternoons.

If you’re nervous about coming here for the first time, then send us a message and we’ll make sure we arrange a time for you to come so we can meet you at the door, make you a brew and have a chat.

Come and find out about:

– the Community TImeXchange (a timebank where people exchange services without money),
– the TLC clinic (a drop in natural health clinic for people on little or no income)
– the Wellbeing drop in for refugees and volunteer helpers
– meditation classes
– one to one support with sound healing, EFT, shiatsu, and counselling (paid for services)
– one of our many weekend workshops

But you don’t need a reason to pop in. The kettle will be on. And our hearts will be open. We look forward to seeing you.