Welcome to WAC

Welcome to the Waterloo Action Centre
The building has been run by and for
the local community for 40 years.
Why not have a look around the website to
find out about what we do and how to get involved?

WAC Video

All about WAC people & activities
 produced by Jack Thurston


Temporarily no new bookings except NHS
While the Government alert warning for London re Coronavirus lasts WAC is not re-opening for further organisations or taking new bookings (except NHS ). This does not affect groups who have already restarted back in WAC but does affect all others and new groups. If you wish to go onto a list to be informed when we are reopening more widely for activities please inform wac.office1971@gmail.com.

Very sorry about this as we know people are longing to get together again.

If your activities are taking place on line and you think WAC users would like to know , please also send us the info.




Jean's Line Dancing at Kennington Park
Starts 23rd September

Click HERE for full size poster.


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The above dance parties are starting on MONDAY 20th JULY.

They are being held on Zoom . Please come to the first one and help get it off to a good start.

They are free and will take place 3 times a week for the next 3 months.

Jean has been a very popular dance tutor at WAC for many years  These dance afternoon sessions have been initiated by WAC and funded by The Walcot Foundation to help particularly older residents and people with disabilities  who want to continue to enjoy dance from home.The dances, particularly on Tuesdays,  will include a lot of hand movements for those who are not steady on their feet. Jean and his wife, Odette, will provide a happy party atmosphere from their end. You need to do your bit by setting a nice drink and something else you will enjoy by the computer/ tablet or smartphone.  We will all have to use our initiative on how we bring the party into our home. 

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 269 656 0548
Password: Jean 


If you have trouble using Zoom let us know through  David Andrews on wac.office1971@gmail.com and we will try to find someone to help .

Please join in if you available on Monday to give it a good start. 


Temporary Closure

Waterloo Action Centre is closed for all group activities following Government guidance.

However we are aiming to ensure that you can get through by phone on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays  10am – 3pm  020 7261 1404. Or at any time you can email wac.office1971@gmail.com and we will reply as soon as possible.

Also Val, WAC's part time welfare benefits worker,  can still be contacted on the above number on Monday or Fridays. Or an e-mail can be left for her on  advicewac1@gmail.com . This project helps people with disabilities or people over 65 who are Lambeth or Southwark-SE1 residents.

And WAC is helping people who attended the day time groups which include a lot of older people to meet and chat on line in Zoom sessions. If you would like to be involved please let wac.office1971@gmail.com know.  We can help you learn how to do it but you would need to have access to a computer, tablet or smart phone. 

Some of the tutors who usually run classes at WAC are now holding sessions on line. See below for some of theses. 

Finally WAC are now sending out regular information helping our users isolate at home to stay connected, including other sources of information. You can ask David on  wac.office1971@gmail.com to add you to the email list for these or see the Newsletter Updates page.


Legal Advice Service

To keep our clients and volunteers safe we regret that the Waterloo Legal Advice Service on Thursday evenings is closed until further notice. Click here for more details and advice on how to contact.


New & Forthcoming Activities

Jean Leclerc's dance classes
See Jean's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Parisrockclub for more details. Or here for dates of his Skype and Zoom classes.

Laura's Tai Chi & Qigong

- 7-week ONLINE Tai-Qi-Gong course starts Thurs 9 July
- After 75 online classes Moving Qi-gong now Mon-Wed-Fri at 10-10.30 am
- Clissold Park Taiji returns to the park 11 July
- Morley College summer school:  Sabre 15 July & Fan 25 July

For full details see Laura's newsletter HERE or the website https://movingqi.weebly.com/moving-qi-gong-online.html

London Drawing are running life drawing online- but also pay as you can creative
sessions- so free if people are on low incomes or struggling.

- they have mindful still life which is every Monday 12.30-1.30pm and 6-7pm
- creative drawing workshops every Tuesday 12.30-1.30pm
- and again creative drawing workshops on Thursdays 12.30-1.30pm and 6-7pm

all info and links to everything at http://londondrawing.com/online-creative-sessions/


Foodbank and Recycling of clothes, books etc

WAC cannot at present take donations for the Foodbank.  There is a collection for the foodbank at St John’s Church, Waterloo Rd , on Wednesday afternoons between 2pm and 5pm. Donated food has to be non perishable. The Church doors will be open with someone inside to receive the donations .

Recycling of goods  - WAC cannot take more clothes at present but would welcome books, jigsaws, table games. These can only be received on Mondays and Weds 10-3. when Asher is volunteering there is a stall outside WAC .

St John's Church, Waterloo Rd,  is receiving clothes , toiletries, table games, magazines. on Weds 2-5 pm  to pass on to the homeless Hub hotel .  The Church doors will be open with someone inside to receive the donations 


Notes for WAC users



Our Address

Waterloo Action Centre

14 Baylis Road




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