Working together to strengthen our community - Wates, LCAT and K+C Foundation

LCAT desperately needed an additional therapy room as many children, adolescents and adults want to be seen after school times. This amazing conversion of a former disused laundry room on the Henry Dickens estate into a much-needed art therapy room for LCAT was made possible by the generous help of Wates and the K+C Foundation

Susan Rudnik, Founder of LCAT

the storage room at LCAT before Wates
Storage space at LCAT before the Wates team arrived

For the last two years, the Wates Group have sent a team as part of their volunteer week to support local charities in North Kensington.

In 2018 they transformed to disused space at the Henry Dickens Community Centre for local charity Latimer Community Art Therapy (LCAT). LCAT provide a clinical Art Psychotherapy service for children, adolescents and adults in the community and schools. Due to a lack of space, they had a waiting list close to 300 people. The Wates team were able to repurpose an underutilised laundry room and a storage cupboard that are now used as a therapy and work space. They also donated many new items to the community centre including storage units, a microwave, washing machine and small garden ornaments for the children to paint.

LCAT Wates after
The new workspace