Community Connect is delivered by The Family Centre in Fieldway, New Addington, supported by the council’s gateway service. It provides housing, financial and homelessness prevention advice and support for our most vulnerable residents in the New Addington and Fieldway communities.
Community Connect has adopted the council’s gateway approach (covering housing, benefits, debt management and social care assessment) and is providing tailored support to local residents based on need. It is run by the community, for the community, and brings together a wide range of voluntary, community and statutory services all under one roof. Community Connect has been successful in improving outcomes for local people and families, supporting those affected by welfare reforms, such as universal credit or the benefit cap, to better manage their finances, maximise their income and widen career options through employability support such as job club and extra training.
The Community Connect work is led by Julia Pitt, Gateway Service Development.
The Family Centre