East Timor Association of Peterborough
East Timorese Association of Peterborough aims to support local people, from the East Timorese community in Peterborough, to develop supportive and strong relationships and help them to overcome their isolation from each other and not be so lonely. We are a non-profit making community association with our mission to tackle social isolation and encourage community integration.
Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Aiknanoik/ and Twitter: https://twitter.com/AssociEast
We are now delivering a project, which builds connections between people called the Timor Club. The Timor Club is currently held monthly for two hours, and it helps to reduce loneliness amongst many people from the Timorese community living in Peterborough. The Club has been going for two year, and caters for all ages – young people up to those in the 40s and 50s. On average 80-85 people come to the monthly club with additional social activities (drop-in, conversations, table tennis, dancing) and promote it much better to attract those that are lonely and socially isolated from all sections of the community.
Coronavirus update 4/6/2020
Due to COVID-19 we are operating remotely to support the community, suspending all physical activities temporarily until further notice.
We are part of COVID19 (VCS Group led by PCVS and Peterborough City Council)
We offer translation support Portuguese and Tetum language.
We also support most vulnerable people in our community to reduce stress/anxiety, we providing free food parcel delivery and other support.
Almost 200 Timorese are working as key workers in Peterborough and the surrounding area during the COVID 19 crisis. They are working hard in different shifts from the morning, afternoon and evening. Most of them are working in a food production factory to supply foods into supermarket. Some in social care, hospitals, schools and community volunteer.
Who to contact
Where to go
- PE1 3QH
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- Every Friday and Saturday 5-7pm
- Time of day
- Session Information
Drop-in information to East Timor community