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Winter Wellbeing 2020-21

Posted by Emily Groves on Tuesday 29th September 2020

Over the last decade, North London Cares’ Winter Wellbeing project has ensured that older neighbours across Camden and Islington stay warm, safe, active and connected during the most isolating season. This year, as the coronavirus pandemic continues, our approach to our 10th Winter Wellbeing is going to have to look a little different.

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"My Phone Family"

Posted by Andy Naylor on Wednesday 23rd September 2020

"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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It's our birthday – North London Cares is nine!

Posted by Alex Smith on Thursday 6th August 2020

Nine years ago, North London Cares opened spontaneously amid rioting in our communities. We did so because we recognised that isolation was a gateway into so many other problems in our community, and because connection was the route out. Nine years later, we're proud of what we've achieved.

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Winter Wellbeing 2019/20 – the final report

Posted by Roxi Rustem on Monday 6th July 2020

For each of the past nine years, North London Cares' Winter Wellbeing project has helped older neighbours stay warm, active and connected in disconnecting times – through proactive outreach in our communities in north London. In 2019/20, we ran the project again in partnership with Camden and Islington Councils. Learn more about the impact of the project in our blog, report and infographic. 

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#VolunteersWeek: Merci Katie!

Posted by Andy Naylor on Friday 5th June 2020

Our older and younger neighbours bring so many different stories, personalities and skills to the table. Younger neighbour Katie has used her prowess as a language teacher to teach two virtual French lessons. Read more about her experience here.

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#VolunteersWeek: Quarantine Quiz Queen Chloe

Posted by Andy Naylor on Monday 1st June 2020

The small matter of a global lockdown hasn't stopped our incredible neighbours staying in contact with each other and bringing some much needed joy at a difficult time. Find out how younger neighbour Chloe has become the "Quarantine Quiz Queen" of North London!

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Wonderful Chaos

Posted by Andy Naylor on Friday 24th April 2020

"Being able to come to the digital clubs has reminded me of everything I love about North London Cares. Meeting people of different ages, backgrounds and personalities and learning new things together. Sometimes the connections not perfect and I might not be able to hear for a bit but it always comes back, it's the most wonderful chaos!" Anna

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