Carers Coffee Morning

On Monday 17th June The People Hive and Richmond Mencap hosted a Carers Coffee Morning as part of Learning Disability Awareness Week. Councillor Rob O’Carroll, the borough’s Disability Champion, came along to tell the group about his role. He explained that if people had issues they needed help with they could approach their local Councillor in the first place who hopefully would be able to offer support and guidance, and then refer people onto Councillor’s with specific areas of responsibility where appropriate.

The People Hive runs Carers Coffee Mornings every month or so – please go to our Activity page on our website and click on our Activity programme for further details.

Meeting the Artist event at The People Hive

Meeting the artist event Saturday 15th June 2pm - 4pm at:

The People Hive

8 Heath Road



Silver Chambers is our next artists in this exciting opportunity to meet our artists and learn about their craft.

Kaz makes lovely silver jewellery which has sold very well in The People Hive. Pop down and see what you can learn or find out what inspires her.


The People Hive supported Crusade Travel on York Street to do a mass delivery of this years Summer’s Twickenham Festival guide to local shops, businesses and houses. Our staff, volunteers, clients and trustees helped on the day to deliver over 600 guides around the Twickenham area. The People Hive featured in the guide and have various events throughout the festival ranging from cake sales, meeting the artist event and The People Hive sing-a-long.

The Twickenham Festival is fast approaching which starts on the 7th June and ends on the 23rd June. Pop down to Crusade Travel to get the last of the guides or call 020 8744 0474 for details of all festival events.

Weaving workshop

On Saturday 18th May, an Artist from The People Hive called Sue Wilkins ran a weaving Workshop which went well. See below what some of the attendees thought of the workshop:

“On Saturday afternoon, The People Hive ran a ‘weaving Workshop’ which I attended with two of my friends.

We didn’t really know what to expect or what we were going to make, but we were excited to try a new craft.

Sue Wilkins, who ran the workshop, was lovely.  Very friendly and helpful and she explained everything well, coming round and helping where necessary. 

It was a lovely, relaxed afternoon and we all enjoyed it very much.  Everything we needed was included in the cost and we all left with a wall hanging in our chosen colours! 

Looking forward to attending many more workshops at The People Hive!”

Check out our up and coming workshops using the link below or pop into The People Hive for more information:


Lori of London is the first in our new series of Meeting The Artist events. Lori has been designing, hats & headpieces for many years. After learning her trade while living in New Orleans, she moved to London where she continues to work on her trade and teach workshops. So come down to The People Hive in Twickenham on Saturday 27th April between 2-4 30pm to meet Lori Of London and find out how and why she makes these hats and headpieces.

Open consultation - Learning disability and autism training for health and care staff

The government wants to know how we can ensure that health and social care staff have the right training to understand the needs of people with a learning disability and autistic people and make reasonable adjustments to support them.

The consultation will be of particular interest to:

1. People with a learning disability or autistic people
2. The families and carers of people with a learning disability or autistic people
3. Patient groups
5. Providers of health and social care services

If you want to find out more and respond please click on the link below. This consultation closes at 11:59pm on 12 April 2019.

Cake sale fundraising for Ambitious About Autism

At The People Hive in Twickenham, Jonathan is having a cake sale in aid of the charity Ambitious About Autism on Saturday March 30th between 10am and 2pm. Come and support this cause on the day or donate using the below link. You could even buy a cake for your mum for Mother Days.