North London Cares are taking part in a match funding campaign from 30th November to 7th December to keep our community connected, and we need your help!
At North London Cares we are very lucky to have a very talented photographer as one of our older neighbours. John Lane has been coming to social clubs for just over 3 years and has captured some beautiful moments with his trusty camera, making many of his friends smile when he prints out copies of his wonderful pictures for them. We sat down with John to chat all about his love of photography and what it means to him.
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!
"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
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.
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.