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Neighbours are doing it for themselves!

Posted by Andy Naylor on Tuesday 14th September 2021

Although we are delighted to be back running in-person social clubs, our digital and phone club programme is still as important to us as ever. We want to use this space to thank the amazing older and younger neighbours who have run digital clubs for us over the last year, they were all fantastic and we learnt so much from you!

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We're hiring: join our team as Head of Programmes

Posted by Charlie Jamieson on Friday 13th August 2021

North London Cares is hiring a new Head of Programmes – to oversee all our work, to build partnerships across Camden and Islington, and to support our wonderful team. Find out how you can apply to be part of the family.

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Tackling, loneliness, leaving no one behind

Posted by Imogen Duffin on Tuesday 8th June 2021

"I've never met Valerie or Nish or Tony in person, but I feel like I have. It's given me a connection at a time when that's been hard to come by. It's really funny but I think of them as my phone family now and I look forward to what we are going to chat about next!"- Cheryl

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Competition Winners!

Posted by Imogen Duffin on Wednesday 14th April 2021

“This activity is so meaningful as it encourages many neighbours to participate. I guess this activity would also cheer up many other neighbours when they receive the package.” Mengran, 26.

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A brave new world: how vaccinations are giving neighbours hope

Posted by Alex Smith on Monday 15th March 2021

Going to the doctors can be daunting for anyone. This is even more apparent at the moment, with pop up vaccination sites, Covid testing centres and GP surgeries joining together to cover larger neighbourhoods and areas. It can feel difficult to navigate or know who to turn to. Of course, a big topic of discussion is getting the Covid-19 vaccination. We asked a number of our neighbours from across The Cares Family to talk about their experience of receiving the vaccine.

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Phone A Friend – One year later

Posted by Rosie Britton on Friday 12th March 2021

Back in March 2020 we suspended our face-to-face programmes, opting to whip up a menu of new, reimagined programmes whilst everyone was told to stay at home.

Almost a year later, we’re reflecting on our Phone A Friend programme, and the friendships made during such a strange and difficult time.

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Gracie's story

Posted by Imogen Duffin on Thursday 11th March 2021

Gracie took part in the #RemoteRelay for North London Cares last year and spoke to us recently on her tips on taking part in a 10K run and why she decided to do it for North London Cares.

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Green January

Posted by Andy Naylor on Friday 12th February 2021

"There's a misconception of our generation of not being aware or interested in what's happening to the planet but I really don't think that's the case. I've been to a demonstration, I think we all have to do our bit our nothings going to change. That's the beauty of North London Cares, younger people and older people working together to make things better"

Kate, older neighbour

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