Impact Evaluation The difference you make...

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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Resilience is…

Resilience is…

Friday 26th September 2014

North London Cares' objectives are three-fold: to reduce loneliness and isolation amongst older people; to increase older people's wellbeing, resilience, confidence and skills in order that older people can navigate a rapidly changing modern world; and to bring young professionals and older people together across social and generational divides, for the benefit of all.

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A Trip to the Beach

A Trip to the Beach

Friday 22nd August 2014

With the sun sadly setting on Camden Beach, we're reflecting on our visit to The Roundhouse, with the Kentish Town Social Club.

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A week at North London Cares…

A week at North London Cares…

Friday 15th August 2014

NLC's great new Projects Officer, Jessica, reports back from her first week in post - and the varied and inspiring things our amazing volunteers get up to with their older neigbours...

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We’re 3 years old today!

We’re 3 years old today!

Friday 8th August 2014

It's our 3rd birthday today! 3 years ago, we launched on the worst night of rioting as a brand new organisation designed to engage young people to make a positive contribution to their communities, in particular to support their older neighbours and confront isolation. 

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North London Cares: the year ahead (and beyond)

North London Cares: the year ahead (and beyond)

Friday 1st August 2014

It's hard to believe that it's almost three years since North London Cares launched amid rioting in August 2011. During those 36 months, you - our amazing volunteers - have hosted 440 Social Clubs in Camden and Islington, created 28,000 new interactions and shared 3,400 meals with older neighbours, most of whom live alone in an anxious, rapidly changing world.

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Words matter

Words matter

Monday 21st July 2014

Over the past week, we've been thinking a lot about the work we do, and how we can best enable you lot - our amazing volunteers - most effectively to support our older neighbours in Camden and Islington. As part of that process, we've had a look at all the documents, proposals, web pages and reports we've created over the past 3 years - and come up with this, a Word Cloud that articulates what we do.

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North London Cares is turning 3!

North London Cares is turning 3!

Monday 14th July 2014

In a few weeks North London Cares will be turning 3 years young! To help us celebrate, on Friday August 8th please join fellow volunteers, neighbours and other supporters for drinks, games and freebies at our home in Camden Town for a special volunteer social...

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The age of austerity has challenges - but the networked age is full of opportunity

The age of austerity has challenges - but the networked age is full of opportunity

Monday 16th June 2014

Recently, North London Cares was invited to contribute to the launch and then a hearing of the Commission on the Voluntary Sector and Ageing. It's great to have a voice in this type of national forum to speak about our experience on the ground matching young professional volunteers to older neighbours to help combat isolation. Because even in an "age of austerity", there's so much to be positive about - so many opportunities of the networked age that we at NLC try to tap into every day.

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