The Zacchaeus Project

Supporting carers, older people and their families

Current Information

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25 years of service

 The team is available for advice over the phone and in-person
If you need us, please call us on 

020 8983 1568 or call or text the mobile: 07712 332324 or email:


Easter Break scheduled from Good Friday until Monday 15th April (16th at Bow)
No cafe during this break.
Winter Warm Space on Fridays in the cafe now closed for the season.


See the Easter News Letter here

Thursday, 18th April 2024,  1 – 2pm
Well-being Workshop: Managing Worry

 The workshop will cover topics such as:
What is worry?  /Worry Tree and Worry Time  /Dealing with Uncertainty  /Coping Strategies
This workshop is specifically tailored for individuals aged 50+ and carers. It would be wonderful if you could join us for this informative session. 
Refreshments will be provided. Invite your friends, family, neighbours, and clients to attend as well.
RSVP to help us with preparations.


Due to a huge increase in demand for our podiatry service, we have taken the difficult decision to return to the original intention for the service provided at the Zacchaeus Project.  Consequently, from April 2024, we will only be giving appointments to Zacchaeus members who receive one or more of the following Means-Tested Benefits:

  • Council Tax Reduction
  • Employment & Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Housing Benefit
  • Job-Seekers Allowance (JSA)
  • Pension Credit
  • Universal Credit

If you receive one or more of the listed benefits and wish to book a podiatry appointment, please drop into the Zacchaeus office with your benefit award letter.


For those for whom this does not apply, we are very sorry for the disappointment that this change will cause.

Joan Williams runs clinics elsewhere throughout the borough and Sam Arthur works locally on Roman Road.  Their contact details are:


Joan Williams

Bluegreen Wellbeing Chiropody

Tel: 020 3070 3747 / 07932 382884


Sam Arthur

Arthur’s Chiropody

120 Roman Road, E2 0RN

Tel: 020 8981 7226



We are part of the network of local groups and providers, meeting from time to time to share ideas.


We are building up our lending library again in Bethnal Green. If you have any books to donate, which you think people will enjoy, please bring them along to the office. Jigsaws (complete please) also welcome.



The Project runs as Members Only.  Apply any time; just fill in a form.  There is no charge!  

It is most important to us that membership be open to everyone, that it creates a sense of belonging and it is easy to administer.  Please let us know if your contact details have changed, or if you would like to give us any additional contact details e.g. your email address or mobile number. We will continue to send out the newsletter by post, but we also use email and text to communicate more regular Zacchaeus Project updates to our members where possible. You can follow us on Facebook: Zacchaeus Project @ZacchaeusMCTH


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Centre Manager: Deborah Brady 
Advice & Guidance Coordinator: David Calvin
Admin & Advice Support Worker: Catherine Preece

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