E.A.S.E aims to inspire, empower, enable and support personal and community development through the promotion and celebration of the talent, skills and diversity within the community.

Sunday, June 04, 2006


Thanks to Sport Relief Funding we can now offer low cost fitness classes for women.
We provide the mats and the qualified teacher and so you have no excuse!! There is something for everyone and at just £1.50 per class:

TUESDAYS CAPOEIRA 7pm - 8.30 pm Teacher Maurice ( All Welcome)
WEDNESDAYS KEEP FIT 9.30-11.00am Teacher Kevina ( Women only)

All classes are held in the Copley Community Hall. Come along!

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Easter Scheme Launched 2007!!!

Between Monday 2nd and Friday 13th April we will be offering young people to make their mark on Copley Close. We will be running activities such as Cookery, Gardening, Football with Brenford(FC), Dance, Arts and Crafts. There will be a trips (to be confirmed)

Easter Scheme £4.00 per day or £30 for two weeks

Contact us if you are interested.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006



We are currently running three ESOL classes, the days and times are as follows:

Mondays 13.15 - 15.15 acredited

Wednesdays 13.15 - 15.15

Thursdays 09.15 - 11.15 acredited

We are also running a DIY course for all Ealing Homes tennants, in March. The aim of the project is to teach basic maintenance,repairs and decoration skills. So if you are 19+ and are available for a couple of hours a week in the evening. Apply now places limited!!!!

IT, Numeracy and Literacy Course - COMING SOON!!! Sign Up Now!!!

Tuesday, February 28, 2006


I have worked to develop E.A.S.E.for many years now, way before 2001 and I am so glad that we are now able to produce this website.

I developed E.A.S.E. because of experiences that I have been through and witnessed in my personal and professional life. Without my strong support network and basic education, these could have crushed me.

I hope that E.A.S.E can offer access to educational and personal development opportunities and also access to support and social opportunities that will enable other people, who too have been written off, to overcome their obstacles and barriers to their own success.

We have by no means reached our aims and will continue to learn whilst we grow and develop new services. But having come from nothing we have achieved a lot and all those who have helped us along the way should be proud. I want to personally thank them.

The Buddy Scheme

The Buddy Scheme aims to provide practical support and help to overcome everyday issues and obstacles in order to aid personal development.

We provide access to information, administrative support, form-filling, signposting to other agencies and services, chase up repairs or simply a friendly chat!

We have links with other organisations and can refer you to the appropriate service including:
Genesis Money Advice Service Ealing Homes Tenants Support Service
EREC Anti- Racial Harrassment Project Intuition PPIMS (Parent Partnership)
Neighbour Mediation Service PALS
Ealing Victim Support Children’s Support Panel

We also act as mediator if you are trying to deal with someone in the council or Ealing Homes and you don’t feel like you are getting your point across let us have a go and find out what is going on. We can’t promise miracles but we will have a go!

We don’t just refer you on and forget about you we offer support whilst you are waiting for the referral appointment and throughout the process if you need it.

If you would like to volunteer or you want to use the service contact 0800 689 1919

Volunteers needed!


We are currently looking for volunteers to help run our Buddy Scheme and Volunteers to support our Youth Workers during our Afterschool & Youth Club.

The Advantage of volunteering with us is that you can gain both Asdan & NVQ qualifications.

For further information please contact Rachel Burnette on 0208 575 6139 0r easerb@tiscali.co.uk

If you want to help us provide a safe and creative BASE for young people we need you!
Training and support will be provided and CRB will be required (don’t let that put you off).

Holiday Schemes

Last year we worked with 40 young people during the Easter Holidays and over 100 in the summer.
Our Holiday Schemes aim to provide a positive and lasting mark on the local area, so far the young people designed and painted a mural and shop-fronts, created a mosaic sign for the Copley Community Hall and made their mark with a graffiti wall.

This Easter, we plan to complete the painting and get the young people gardening to improve the area opposite Castlebar Park Train station. They will also develop ideas for a mural that will be approved by the community and will be painted during the May Half Term or Summer Holidays.

20 tickets for Vue cinema and a story telling at Corbetts Bookshop in Ealing Broadway have already been donated. We will be going to London to do some sightseeing and will also be going on a trip possibly ice-skating or a theatre trip. The young people will decide the timetable and activities on the first day of the scheme.

Dates Tuesday 4rd April – Friday 7th April
Monday 10th April – Thursday 14th April

Times 10am – 3pm

Cost £4 per day or £30 for whole scheme if paid in advance
If you have more than one child we can offer a discount. Please contact us.

We need volunteers with greenfingers. Training and support will be given. CRB check will be required. Contact us if you are interested!

Get ready for the summer!
We will be starting a payment scheme for anyone who wants to come on Summer-scheme 2006!
It will be a big one! 3 weeks packed with activities, and trips!
Do you want to secure your place and spread the cost? Get in touch 0800 689 1919

The Girlz Nite In! Thursdays 7-9pm

Are you 11 to 14? Are you fed up of boys taking over EVERYTHING?! The Girlz Nite in Project is for you. It’s a safe space where you can get correct information about relationships, drugs and alcohol. You can try new activities, gain some skills and have a giggle.
You can talk about anything from make up and fashion to bullying and health. It is your time!
Let us know if you want to get involved 0208 575 6139.

So far we have rasied £160.00 through Carol Singing, which enabled us to go to a West End Show.

Activities and support for young people Da Base

We aim to work with children and young people to create activities and programmes that are exciting, interesting, supportive and educational. We aim to be open for young people every weekday from 3.30 until 9.30. At the moment we run the following sessions:

During term-time we are open 3.30-5.30 Monday to Thursday aged 8-12 year olds.
Mondays EaseYchoices Peer Education Project Funded by The Children’s Fund
Group-work activities looking at relevant issues and developing articles and
Posters, researching the internet.

Tuesdays EaseYchoices Peer Education Project Funded by The Children’s Fund
Group-work activities looking at relevant issues, learning how to create
leaflets and poster on the computer

Wednesdays Art Project £1 Run by volunteers part funded by Help a London Child
Art and craft activities, internet access and graphics , help with homework

Thursdays (from April) Homework Club 50p part funded by Help a London Child
Literacy and Numeracy Activities and Computer Games

Coming soon! The Massage in Schools Programme enables children to improve their behaviour and coping skills, increase confidence and concentration and is fun. Our children will be getting involved in the programme every Monday very soon!

The Young People have developed a tuck shop with affordable snacks and drinks including toasted sandwiches, hotdogs, milkshakes and they hope to be able to make fresh fruit juices soon!

Thursdays 6-7.30pm DANCE GROUP
Our young people have developed dances and performed in showcases. They performed with LOC (Ring Ding Ding Crazy Frog) at last year’s Multi Cutural event on Copley Close. They will be performing their latest routine at the Copley Close Open Day (on the 25th March 2006 1-4pm)
The young people have total control on this one, they develop the ideas, choose the music and run the session. We are simply there to support and guide.
Do you want to share your moves or learn some new ones. Come down on Thursdays 6-7.30 £1

The Base

The Base is a Community Resource Centre open Monday –Friday and some Saturdays from 9.30am. We aim to open until 9.30 every evening when we get funding for youth work and adult education. Occasionally, we may have to close due to lack of volunteers. To make sure we can stay open please help!!

At present the opening hours are
MONDAY- WEDNESDAY 9.30am – 5.30pm
THURSDAY 9.30am – 7.30pm
FRIDAY 9.30am – 3pm

We have a reception area where you can
pick up leaflets
fax a document
look for employment opportunities
chase up repairs
get Locata magazine
get advice and information
register for activities

In the main room you can
get internet access
join in classes and activities
rent space for meetings and training courses

Facilities include
10 networked computers
Colour printer/photocopier
Radio CD player

Small Room (available after April)
Hot desk facility Comfortable seating
Internet Access Panic Button
Computer dock Suitable for one to one meetings

Kitchen area
Toasted Sandwich Maker
Fridge Freezer

For information regarding rental or partnership working contact The Base 0208 575 6139

With Youth Training and Development Programme

We can offer you FREE training and development support for you and your volunteers.

Funded by Association for London Government, we can offer a 20 hour training scheme and 20 hours development support that will prepare volunteers to work with young people taking into account:

a) Child Protection
b) Challenging discrimination and Equal Opportunities
c) Behaviour
d) Participation
e) Planning
f) Health and Safety

We can process Criminal Records Bureau Disclosures so that the group of volunteers will be ready to work with young people.

We are adaptable and will tailor the course to your group’s needs;
ü We can bring the course your meeting place
ü We can deliver the training at weekends, evening and during school time
ü The course is a basic practical introduction and is appropriate for new volunteers.
ü We will endeavour to include all interested parties

CONTACT E.A.S.E ON 0800 689 1919 OR DIRECTLY TO Jackie on 02085756139 or email easejs@tiscali.co.uk

Monday, February 27, 2006

Contact us

E.A.S.E. @ The Base
Postal Address 187 Copley Close
London W7 1AZ

Phone Number/ Fax 0208 575 6139

Mobile Number 07773 341832

Email easejs@tiscali.co.uk

The Base

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