The Beormund is a charitable organisation and multi-use community centre providing a wide range of educational, training, social & cultural programmes and activities for the residents of Southwark, but particularly for people living in Bermondsey and Rotherhithe. The Beormund Centre is a safe, welcoming and accessible place with community facilties to meet the needs of all age groups, including an on site OFSTED registered nursery, Information Technology suites, training rooms, a dance studio, a fashion workshop, and a gym & fitness centre, as well as a reception & exhibition space, offices and a kitchen.
Our mission is to support our many diverse local residents and groups, particularly those people who are the most deprived, vulnerable, isolated and socially excluded, to improve their quality of life, to develop their basic and vocational training skills, and to assist them to become more active and healthy citizens. The Beormund acts as a vibrant community hub bringing together a range of advice and support services, promoting cross community cohesion and cultural interchange, and providing opportunities for volunteering and self help.
Our Aims & Objectives
- To manage, maintain and operate community facilities through a programme of educational, cultural, social and recreational activities in order to improve the quality of life of residents in our area of benefit, with emphasis on individuals and groups and who have least access to resources, for example the unemployed, black & ethnic minority groups, people with disabilities, and the elderly
- To provide a safe, welcoming community based environment that is friendly, flexible, supportive and accessible; to actively encourage the integration of newcomers, minority groups and isolated people
- To achieve an effective, efficient and high quality service, and to regularly review our programme of activities to ensure that they reflect and meet the needs and desires of the many different individuals and groups living in Bermondsey & Rotherhithe, and Southwark as a whole.
The Beormund is a charitable company limited by guarantee. The objects and powers of the company are set out in the Memorandum of Association. The Directors of the Company are elected annually at the Company’s Annual General Meeting, and they become members of the Management Committee responsible for the strategic direction and policy of the charity. There are normally between 10 and 20 Management Committee Members. The day to day responsibility for the provision of services is delegated to a Chief Executive/Centre Manager, who has overall management responsibility for the centre, including recruitment, contracts and financial adninistration.”
Chairman: Frank Gillman
Secretary: Rosemary Whitlock
Centre Manager: Coral Newell