Tackling loneliness and isolation in north London by bringing older and younger neighbours together.

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Staying connected in a disconnecting time

As social distancing continues in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have adapted our programmes to help older and younger neighbours stay connected in a disconnecting time.

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Keeping the generations connected, even from afar

Our teams are working tirelessly to help older and younger neighbours to have someone to turn to, and someone to talk to, during the Covid-19 crisis. Neighbours are connecting online, by phone and by post.

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Give the gift of friendship

It can be hard to know how to support your community in times of challenge and change. North London Cares has made it easy to donate to help older and younger people stay connected in this disconnecting time.

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Give the gift of friendship

Sharing time is precious – especially in our busy, fast-paced city. But 40% of older people say the TV is their main form of company, and young people are increasingly feeling disconnected too. By donating to North London Cares, you could help make our activities possible so that older and younger Londoners can share time and new experiences

Fancy a challenge?

If you want to go the extra mile for North London Cares, check out our upcoming challenge events.

From 5k fun runs to marathons, and swims to cycles, there's something for you to brave this year.

Tackling, loneliness, leaving no one behind

by Imogen Duffin

"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

Competition Winners!

by Imogen Duffin

“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.


A brave new world: how vaccinations are giving neighbours hope

by Alex Smith

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.

Phone A Friend – One year later

by Rosie Britton

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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