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We're hiring – join our team as Outreach Officer (6-month contract)

Posted by Alex Smith on Saturday 12th August 2017

North London Cares is hiring! Join our team for a really vital six month period, helping to manage one of the most ambitious and important areas of our work – our Winter Wellbeing project. We're looking for someone energetic, hard working, warm, approachable and organised. If that sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you...

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Avy takes on two challenges for her community!

Posted by Avy Tennison on Friday 11th August 2017

Avy began volunteering with North London Cares in May 2017, and has become a tech wizard as well as a friend to her older neighbours. Now she is pledging her legs for her community and taking on the Royal Parks Half Marathon and London Landmarks Half Marathon for North London Cares!

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Our July Champions

Posted by Victoria Buckle on Friday 11th August 2017

July was a month full of quizzing, clothes and treasure hunting across north London. Thank you to our July champions!

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North London Cares is 6 today!

Posted by Alex Smith on Tuesday 8th August 2017

Six years ago, on August 8th 2011, North London Cares first opened. We'd been planning to create the community network of young professionals and older neighbours for months before, but as rioting tore through the capital we decided to start work a little earlier than planned, to show that young London can be civic and neighbourly and we can all look our for one another. Six years later, we're so proud of what you, our wonderful neighbours, have created.

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New city, new communities, new home

Posted by Harry Jenkins on Wednesday 2nd August 2017

After I made the decision to move to London this year, I was determined to find a job that would allow me to learn more about the city, the kind of stuff stuff that isn’t in Time Out, and develop a sense of community. If you had asked me six months ago what I would like to do, coordinating a friendship programme at a charity tackling loneliness would have been on top of the list.

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Summer can be lonely too – but it needn't be that way

Posted by Alex Smith on Thursday 27th July 2017

The summer is here and for many that means BBQs, picnics in the park and sport on the big screen. But imagine if you couldn't get out, or didn't know many people – London could feel doubly isolating. This summer, we're raising money to run dozens of social clubs to help older and younger share a season in the sun. 

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Films, friendship and funding

Posted by Ella Shillingford on Friday 21st July 2017

When Ella first moved to London, she felt disconnected in her community. In this blog, she reveals how her older neighbours helped her call London 'home', and why she subsequently nominated North London Cares as 'Charity of the Year' at her workplace. 

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North London Stories Volume 7: Siblings

Posted by Mike Evans on Thursday 20th July 2017

North London Stories is back! Whilst the social club of the same name has been going strong, it's been a little while since we brought you some of our neighbours' stories in podcast form...

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Pop the little bubble

Posted by Roxi Rustem on Wednesday 12th July 2017

Before joining North London Cares I had been self-employed for six months. I’d always seen self-employment as the ideal job, technically I should have been living the dream! When my friends or family asked about work I’d say it was great and how much I was loving it, but really something didn’t feel right and I wasn’t enjoying my new found freedom as much as I thought.

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