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North London Cares is a volunteer network matching young professionals to imaginative projects to support our older neighbours in need of a little extra time, practical help, social connection or human companionship.

Our objective is to build relationships between people who might not normally interact, to tackle isolation, bridge social divides and bring our communities closer together.

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Creative Cooking

Creative Cooking

Wednesday 9th April 2014

Over the past week our volunteers and older neighbours have been getting creative with food and have made some beautiful Easter eggs and colourful tasty pizzas.

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NLC’s Green Fingers

NLC’s Green Fingers

Tuesday 8th April 2014

This weekend Alex, one of our North London Cares Organisers, along with four other volunteers, helped two of their older neighbours to transform their gardens ready for spring.

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Winter Warmth 2013/2014 - The Full Islington Report

Winter Warmth 2013/2014 - The Full Islington Report

Friday 28th March 2014

This winter, for the third year running, North London Cares ran an ambitious project of integrated and pro-active services to help keep our older neighbours in Islington warm, active, connected and healthy during the anxious and isolating cold snap. Read the full report below with detail on why and how we did it - and some evaluation on how we can make an even bigger difference next winter.

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Winter Warmth 2013/2014 - The Full Camden Report

Winter Warmth 2013/2014 - The Full Camden Report

Friday 28th March 2014

For the past 2 winters North London Cares has delivered an innovative, integrated project to help keep our older neighbours warm, active, connected and healthy throughout the anxious and isolating cold snap. This year, we delivered the project in Camden as well as in Islington. Read the full report with all the details and evaluation of what we did in Camden; about why this work is so valuable, who benefits, the outcomes - and how we can do even more next year.

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Winter Warmth 2013/2014 - Infographic

Winter Warmth 2013/2014 - Infographic

Friday 28th March 2014

We're proud of the work we do every winter to help keep our older neighbours warm, active, connected and healthy through the isolating and anxious cold snap. Check out the infographic showing how our teams helped our neigbours across both Camden and Islington this winter - and sign up to be part of it next time.

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Islington’s Alive

Islington’s Alive

Wednesday 12th March 2014

On Saturday North London Cares hosted our first ever Sing Along event, and what could we choose other than everyone's favourite musical The Sound Of Music?

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Hidden Heroes - celebrating our older neighbours in film

Hidden Heroes - celebrating our older neighbours in film

Sunday 16th February 2014

Starting in February, North London Cares began releasing 6 short films about some of the people we work with in Camden and Islington; their lives, their passions, the contributions they continue to make to their neighbours and commnunities, and the many ways in which they stay active and inspired. Check out those films here as they appear online week-by-week.

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North London then…

North London then…

Friday 14th February 2014

One of North London Cares’ main aims is to bring older and younger people together to share experiences and learn from one another. Ahead of the launch of our exciting Hidden Heroes project next week, we have spoken to groups of older and younger people to find out how they identify with their local community: what has changed; what has stayed the same; what they love; and what they hate. This is their London.

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Days out in London

Days out in London

Monday 10th February 2014

At NLC we like to make sure that our older neighbours and volunteers have as many opportunities as possible to experience London's cultural offerings together. So we host regular outings to ensure everyone makes the most of them.

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Islington’s first over 55’s Ping Pong Tournament

Islington’s first over 55’s Ping Pong Tournament

Thursday 6th February 2014

With the score tied at one game each, Quan and Fred returned to the table for the decider. The excited cheers died down and the crowd went silent as they nervously watched the duo compete for the trophy. Quan took an early lead but Fred’s competitive spirit could not be quashed.  The power demonstrated in every serve was met with gasps from supporters, followed by jubilant roars. Back and forth, back and forth – Islington’s first over 55’s table tennis tournament did not disappoint.

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