Draper Together at Draper Hall shows what can be done if the community comes together to strengthen and support each other at a time of great change and regeneration. We want to grow together, to stretch out a neighbourly hand to improve lives and amplify the voices of residents who are not being heard, empowering them to help themselves.
Draper Together's mission is to join together through a collective effort, to provide what the community needs; where taking part develops us as valued members of society. We want to stretch out a neighbourly hand to build unity where there is division and work together to lift up our community.
We welcome all those who feel alone or excluded, whether they are new residents or have lived in the Elephant and Castle for a long time; by offering a place of inclusion and optimism.
We nurture talent on our doorstep, to improve self-confidence skills and enhance our ability to make an impact on our own lives, our own community and society in general. We work to reduce fear and isolation by increasing opportunity for all and strive for equality in our neighbourhood.
We uphold values of tolerance and respect by celebrating diversity and difference in our community by giving support to each other.
Draper Together is an Association CIO, (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) which means all those who live on the Draper Estate are members whether they are a council tenant, leaseholder or private tenant.
We also reach out to the local Elephant and Castle neighbourhood and to people across London, the UK and internationally through the social and cultural activities we hold at our community hub, Draper Hall.
Our award-winning volunteers are the core of everything we do. The more active volunteers we have to support our events and activities, the more likely we are able to build a stronger community, making the Draper Estate and local areas like ours, safer, more friendly and beautiful environments to live.
Our Hope’: A song and music video created by the children of the Draper Estate with the support of the Draper Film and Music Academy
Draper Together CIO, Draper Hall
1 Howell Walk, Elephant and Castle
Southwark, London SE1 6TL