The Bridge Renewal Trust is a charity based in Tottenham. Our main purpose is to deliver practical ways that people can live healthier lives – therefore playing our part in helping to reduce health inequalities. Our approach includes:
We are based in the Laurels Healthy Living Centre where we deliver whole health services that sit alongside the primary health care services that are available in the Laurels. We aim to ensure the healthy living offer at the Laurels is integrated with medical services so it truly becomes a sector leading Healthy Living Centre.
The Bridge also delivers services out in the community. We manage the Chestnuts Community Centre which is a vibrant and popular community hub located within Chestnuts Park. We also manage the Bridge Community Hut, which is a multi-purpose community centre with a community food growing space on the Tiverton Estate.
The Bridge Renewal Trust was set up in 2009 as a successor body to the Bridge New Deal for Communities (NDC) that led regeneration in Tottenham from 2000 to 2010.
Whole health services: we provide affordable complementary therapies including foot care plus social prescribing service (toe nail cutting, foot massage and links to social activities), podiatry, osteopathy, deep tissue massage, no hands massage, reflexology, acupuncture and basic foot care. Over 1,200 clients use these services annually.
Community empowerment: Key achievements and social impact included:
Community facilities: We manage and deliver services from three community facilities, including the Laurels Healthy Living Centre, Chestnuts Community Centre and The Community Hut.