The Anchor of Love is an organisation that has the needs of its service users at heart. It is a user led service. Formed in 2013 as a social group, we work to meet the needs of people with disabilities and their families in Royal Borough of Greenwich.

OUR AIM

Our aim is to provide leisure activities and support in a friendly and mutually supportive environment to enable people to grow and develop.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to improve the health, well-being and confidence of children and young people with disabilities in fulfilling their dreams and aspirations.

OUR VISION

Our vision is to promote the inclusion of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities in the community and to be meaningful contributors in society.

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We provide leisure activities for people from the age of 8 to 25 thereby giving them an avenue to experience a wide range of social activities and form long lasting friendships.

We have actively engaged children and young people with disabilities and their families in physical activities over the years, developing and finding new ways to expand people’s opportunities as well as exposing our children to new experiences.

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<< OUR STORY >>

After Leslie and Fred got married, Emmanuel was conceived and the happily married couple were expectant with glee to welcome their first baby boy. He was everything they
dreamed he would be, and was named Emmanuel (Manny) which means God is with us.
As faith would have it, three months into the pregnancy, we realised Manny would be born earlier than expected.
In July 2004, he was born extremely premature at 25 weeks, weighing just 1Ib 13oz or 820g. He was kept in an incubator for four months in intensive care. In the course of the treatment after birth he sustained an injury which caused him to lose his left hand.
At two years, Manny was diagnosed with Cerebral palsy (CP), a neurological disorder caused by a non-progressive brain injury.
He uses a wheelchair for his mobility. The CP affects his mobility (fine and gross motor) skills and his eye sight. Manny needs
significant ongoing support due to his learning disability.
 
Emmanuel is however very sociable, happy dude who would like to motivate and act as advocate for his peers and adults alike.
He has had a positive impact on his immediate family and all the stakeholders involved in his development. He and his lovely sister Abigail are such a pair to have around.
 
The Anchor came about as we found lack of support among parents /carers and almost non availability of recreational activities for children like Manny. 
 
It is our widows mite contribution to  our community especially to families with children with disabilities in Royal Greenwich and neighbouring boroughs.

OUR PROJECTS

Children and young people with disabilities often miss out on group and social activities due to the lack of suitable options available. This creates a barrier for their development and well-being and often causes alienation for families. There is a dire need of activities and venues for children and young people with disabilities and their families in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Keeping.  This in mind, The Anchor is working on a project to develop a community hub

for children and young people with special needs. Called the Anchor Community Hub, it would be a pioneering project of its kind and would be the creation of and for the parents and carers of the children and young people it is being designed for. The hub would house a variety of activities and services designed specifically keeping in mind the wide spectrum of needs and abilities of our children and young people.

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OUR TEAM >>

FREDERICK ABBOAH-OFFEI

CO-FOUNDER & CEO

MANINDER BATH

CHAIRMAN
MANINDER BATH. ARCHITECT
BA (Hons) Dip.Arch.

RAAJ N RAJKUMAR

VOLUNTEER TRAINER & SEND ADVISOR

LESLIE ABBOAH-OFFEI

CHILDCARE PRACTITIONER

MICHAEL AWUYE

VOLUNTEER ACCOUNTANT/TREASURER

KOFI ASARE-BOADU

VOLUNTEER-SECRETARY

DIANA BARDEN

VOLUNTEER CO-ORDINATOR

LEVIZA AYAZ

VOLUNTEER ADMINISTRATOR

LEONORA BRUCE-ARTHUR

VOLUNTEER

ADDRESS: 64 The Course Eltham, Royal Borough of Greenwich. London. SE9 3JA

EMAIL: info@theanchorcharityuk.org

TEL: +44 7951151011 / 02088609223

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