Abbey 2013

Abbey Community Assocation (ACAL) manages the Abbey Centre as the vibrant community hub for south Westminster's diverse population of over 50,000 people. We celebrate & welcome the diverse cultures of south Westminster; from life-long residents to more recent arrivals from around the world. We bring local people & service providers together ensuring people living and working in the  area are better connected. We also support local groups and networks to flourish by providing access to affordable community space and capacity building advice. We facilitate the South Westminster Action Network that brings community members and service providers together.


Community Space for Hire

We have a range of rooms and hot desking available for local community organisations and are keen to support  local community organisations and groups develop services at the Centre for local people. We offer heavily subsidised rates for room hire to enable groups to meet local needs.  Why not give us a ring on 0207 222 0303 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss your ideas.

Hill Room Sancho Room Booth Room Garett Anderson Room Ashley Cooper Room The Wash House Annex The Wash House Cafe Parker Morris Hall
2-8 people 12-20 people 24-35 people 24-35 people 24-40 people 24-50 people 50-100 people 40-180 people


South Westminster Action Network

SWAN logo

ACAL has managed and developed the South Westminster Action Network since 2010.  It is supported by funding from Westminster Council's Public Health Dept. The Partnership has themed networks; currently 1. Health & Wellbeing 2. Neighbourhood, Local Employability and Housing,  which meet to discuss and share good practice and developments relevant to the south Westminster area.  the networks promote improved health and wellbeing outcomes in south Westminster by addressing  the determinants of health in the area.  Community members and service providers are brought together to encourage joint working, better communication, improved services and increased quality of life/health outcomes for communities in south Westminster in meetings held on a quarterly basis.  There is also a regular information share via the SWAN E-Bulletin. For more information regarding SWAN and up coming meetings please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: 020 7222 0303




South Westminster Neighbourhood/Economic Network Meetings

Chair: Jane Buttigieg 




South Westminster Health & Wellbeing Network Meetings 

Chair: Sue Scott (Head of Business Development & Quality, Wandsworth Westminster Mind)

Meeting dates 2016/17

      • Wednesdays from 2-4pm at the following dates:-
      • 17th February 2016, Challenges of Building Cohesive & Sustainable neighbourhoods in our social housing estates in south Westminster - meeting agenda
      • 8th June 2016, Older people – How to Sustain a High Quality of Life and Independence - meeting agenda
        • 7th September 2016, Employment Services in Westminster - meeting agenda
    • 30th November 2016 -  Community Assets in Westminster - meeting agenda
    • 8th March 2017 - Resilient Families - SW Needs Assessment & Prevent Intervention - meeting agenda
    • 7th June 2017 - SW1 Heritage & Resources - meeting agenda

Next meeting

27th September 2017 - Employment Interventions & Barriers to Employment - meeting agenda

  • Upcoming meetings (theme and agenda to be confirmed)

22nd November 2017
28th February 2018


Meeting dates 2016/17

    • Wednesdays from 2-4pm at the following dates:-
        • 9th March 2016 Children & Young People’s Health and Wellbeing - meeting agenda
          • 1st June 2016,   Maintaining Carers’ Health & Wellbeing - meeting agenda
            • 21st September 2016,   Children & Young People's Health & Wellbeing - meeting agenda
      • 7th December 2016  -  Maintaining Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace - meeting agenda
      • 1st March 2017  - Promoting & Sustaining Mental Wellbeing - Providers' Perspectives - meeting agenda
        • 24th May 2017 - Promoting Maternal Health & Wellbeing - meeting agenda
      • Next meeting
    • 20th September 2017 - Theme and agenda to be confirmed
      • Upcoming meetings (theme and agenda to be confirmed)
    • 6th December 2017
      7th March 2018

NB/  If you have any information you would like to share with the rest of the network and/or if you have any venues you think would be available for future SWAN meetings please contact us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Tel: 020 7222 0303






Westminster Homeless Action Together (WHAT) Network

The Westminster Homeless Action Together Network aims to bring partners and stakeholders across Westminster together to facilitate joint working, better communication, improved services and increased quality of life/health outcomes of the rough sleeper community.

To fulfil these aims, members agreed on the following Terms of Reference.


To bring together local agencies of all sectors to improve and develop services for rough sleepers in Westminster by encouraging joint working, information and best practice sharing, service coordination and maximising leverage of external resources to local service providers.


The group is open to organisations from all sectors and any individuals supporting the needs of rough sleepers in Westminster.


Upcoming Meetings

19th September 2017, 6pm - 8pm, at The Abbey Centre - "Impact of Early Trauma & Working with Homeless Migrants" - Meeting agenda

5th December 2017, 6:30 - 8:30pm - Theme TBC


Past Meetings, Themes & Agendas

22nd March 2016: Co-designing Network Priorities and Terms of Reference; Themes and Dates of Future Meetings

Meeting agenda


28th June 2016: Westminster City Council Rough Sleeping Strategy 2017-20 – Engaging the WRSPN in the re-write

Meeting agenda


27th September 2016: SPICE & the Street

Meeting agenda


7th December 2016: Trafficking and Violence Against Women and Girls

Meeting agenda


14th March 2017: London Mayor's Priorities & Interventions Around Rough Sleeping & Sustaining Settlements

Meeting agenda


27th June 2017: Housing Justice Hosting

Meeting agenda


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