Right Care, Right Place, Right Time: Spotlight’s new in-house GP service

Together with Tower Hamlets' GP Care Group, Health Spot provides medical services by GPs experienced in working with young people. It’s accessible and delivered in the familiar space of Spotlight.

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Alex volunteers to support the community during Covid-19

Alex has been furloughed from Hilton Hotel, so has signed up to volunteer with Poplar HARCA to support his local community. He recently checked up on our elderly residents through (socially-distanced) door knocks, and has since helped out with cooking at our Community Kitchen.

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Meet Reverend James: HARCA’S very own Ambassador

We sat down and chatted to self-confessed "social media freak" Reverend James who works at Christ Apostolic Church in Chrisp Street Market. As well as being a resident, he served the HARCA Board for 10 years (until 2016) and has since become an Ambassador.

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Aberfeldy West

We began conversations in 2019 with 400 residents living in Aberfeldy West, on what they like about where they live, what improvements they’d like to see and whether they would support local redevelopment.

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Deputy Mayor Justine Simons OBE officially opens Poplar Works

Poplar Works, an innovative new home for East London’s fashion economy was officially opened on 27th February 2020 by London’s Deputy Mayor for Culture and the Creative Industries, Justine Simons OBE, who met with the building's first resident creatives, before inaugurating the project.

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Build a Bike gives young people the opportunity to explore bike repair and maintenance

Poplar HARCA's youth service Spotlight recently teamed up with Bikeworks to give 18 young people the opportunity to explore bike repair and maintenance by constructing and deconstructing bikes straight from the manufacturing box.

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Who’s the boss! Mayflower primary school visits the world of work at Poplar HARCA

33 year threes, from Mayflower primary school, exchanged their backpacks for briefcases as they visited Poplar HARCA's head office during World of Work Week on Tuesday 11th February.

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Welcome to Tower Hamlets

Are you a migrant or do you know a migrant who’s lived in Tower Hamlets for less than 10 years? Are you a migrant who’s unemployed or employed but wants to find a better paying job? Then you may be interested in the Welcome to Tower Hamlets Programme.

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Interested in joining an Estate Board?

Our Estate Boards are made up of Poplar HARCA residents who act as a voice for the local community.

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Spotlight youth tackle homelessness in Tower Hamlets

On Monday 27th January, the members of Mile End Spotlight’s Youth Committee ventured across Tower Hamlets on a cold and wet evening to deliver care packages containing hats, gloves, blankets and sleeping bags to the homeless.

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Spotlight birthday celebrations highlight the need for youth services in Tower Hamlets

The director of Poplar HARCA’s youth service has highlighted the growing need for a strong, local youth provision to tackle child poverty and inequality at its fifth anniversary event on Thursday 7th November.

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Local young people wash out hate graffiti

As Tower Hamlets Council calls for residents to support its No Place for Hate campaign during National Hate Crime Awareness Week, a group of dynamic local young men are leading a project to tackle hate graffiti across east London.

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