Discover a wide range of regular weekly activities, for all ages, on offer at your local Idea Store.
WorkPath is a unique employment service for all Tower Hamlets residents, providing support for people at all levels of work, skill or experience. If you live in Tower Hamlets, we can provide employment support tailored to your needs, whether you need basic skills or advanced training; access to work experience, apprenticeships or graduate schemes; CV help, interview preparation and more. Based on your individual experience and circumstances, they will then help identify what support you need, and develop your own unique action plan towards achieving your goals, or WorkPath.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9.30am - 5pm
Job Support Sessions
Delivered in partnership with Krypton Training Ltd, a specialist Careers Advice and Employment Support service provider. Helping you with the skills you need to get back to work, including creation of CVs and covering letters and support with application forms and interview technique.
For more information or to book an appointment contact 020 7375 3843 or email email@example.com
Mondays and Wednesdays 10am - 5pm
Metropolitan Police Service Contact Point
Report crimes, discuss community issues and report lost / found property.
Ground Floor Foyer
Mondays, 5pm to 7pm
Thursdays,- 4pm to 6pm
Fridays, 11am to 1pm
Mayor John Briggs - Surgery
To book an appointment to see the mayor of Tower Hamlets and for further information please contact; 0207 364 4993 / 0207 364 4890 or via email; firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Thursday 5pm to 7pm
(except for the last Thursday of the month when the Mayor’s Surgery is at Idea Store Christ Street)
Tower Hamlets Careers Service
Offering young people aged 13-19 (or up to 25 with SEN) one-to-one careers interviews.
Provide help with application for colleges, training, apprenticeships and jobs. Also refer for impartial careers guidance, help in creating CVs, covering letters and develop employability skills.
Just drop-in or call 0800 3581 2410 to book an interview.
Tuesdays, 2pm to 5pm
Idea Store Job Club
Step by step guide to Universal Job Match. Learn to sign up and navigate the site. Do a self-assessment to find out your strengths and weaknesses. Get one to one support.
Wednesdays 10am -12.30pm
BME Stop Tobacco Project
Do you want to stop smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco? Offering free help and support as well as Nicotine Replacement Therapy [NRT] for up to 8 weeks at the Smoking Cessation Clinic. If you are interested in joining the advice and support sessions please contact Abul Khurshed: 07944373783
Wednesdays, 1st week and last week of each month 4pm to 7.00pm
Make the Most of Your Tablet, Your Computer and the Internet
Learn and practice basic computer skills at your own pace.
Fridays, 2.15pm - 3.45pm
PopLaw FREE Legal Advice Clinic
Qualified lawyers offer free legal advice covering many areas of law, for example on matter relating to debt, housing, employment, consumer and welfare benefits. Please note they do not advise on family, criminal or immigration law. Drop-in clinic no appointment necessary. All you need to bring is any paperwork e.g. letters, legal documents, that relate to your enquiry.
Sit back and relax whilst listening to stories and poems, or join in with the reading or conversation.
'Get Into Reading' groups are an enjoyable way to meet new people.
Mondays, 2pm - 2.45pm
Bengali Book Group - Idea-Pathok
Discuss books with fellow readers and share in the rich cultural diversity of the Bengali language and community.
First Tuesday of every month, 6.30pm - 8pm
Discuss your favourite books with fellow readers at our free monthly meetings.
Second Thursday of every month, 6.30pm - 8pm
Multi-medium, themed poetry readings, ruminations and blazing rows. We study the work of slam poets, watch videos, discuss, ponder and create our own found poems from their work.
First and Third Thursday of the month, 6:45pm in Lab 1
Rhymes, stories and fun for Under 5s, plus time to choose your favourite books!
Monday to Saturday 10.30 - 11.15am
Relax after school with refreshments and a story in Idea Stores.
For children up to 11 years.
Monday to Friday at 3.30pm
Boys' Book Club
Especially for boys to get together and share their reading experiences. Snacks and drinks provided. For boys up to the age of 11 years
Mondays at 4pm
Girls' Book Club
Especially for girls to get together to have fun with reading. Snacks and drinks provided.
For girls up to the age of 11 years
Tuesdays at 4pm
Would you like to learn to make your own computer games? At Code Club you can learn to make cool games, animations and websites too!
Fun for ages 7 - 11 years
Wednesdays at 4pm
Teenage Book Club
Share reading with others in a relaxing environment.
For over 12s.
Thursday at 4pm
Homework to do? We will help you find the answers with Britannica Online and other online and printed resources.
For 16 years and under
Fridays at 4pm
Time for dads to share books with their children
For dads with children up to 4 years old
Saturdays at 11.15am
Family Reading Group
An opportunity for families to read together and share stories. Meet new families and make new friends.
Fun for all the family
Saturdays at 2.15pm
Explore your creative side, find out about famous artists and look at how illustrations complement a story.
For children between 6 - 12 years
Sundays at 2.15pm
Meet new friends and practise your English at this free and friendly conversation club.
For speakers of other languages.
Tuesdays, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Have an enjoyable and relaxing time, meet new and familiar friends, enjoy a cup of coffee and chat with staff about new books, CDs, DVDs.
Fun for the over 50s
Mondays, 10.15am - 11.45am
Freedom Pass Application Service
Apply for your Older Persons Freedom Pass. This service was previously provided by the Post Office.
Mondays, 10.15am - 11.45am
Pink Recycling Sacks Collection Point
Recycling bags and starch liners are available every day.
Residents can collect a roll of recycling bags by showing proof of their address such as a utility bill, council tax bill, bank statement or driving licence.