About North London Cares

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London is amazing. In our patch of Camden and Islington, you’ll find world-famous markets, arts venues and people from all over the world. But as our modern world moves at breakneck speed, living here can also leave people feeling anonymous, isolated and lonely.

This is particularly the case for older people whose social networks may have frayed and whose communities are transforming faster than ever before due to globalisation, gentrification, digitisation, transience and housing bubbles; and for younger people facing work and social media pressures and often living far from friends and family.

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Increasingly, as our cities transform, those two groups are living in parallel worlds. That separation wastes human potential, entrenches loneliness and isolation, perpetuates division, and is ultimately corrosive for our society.

That’s why North London Cares brings older and younger people together – to share time, laughter, new experiences and friendship – so that everyone can feel part of our changing city, rather than left behind by it.

Part of The Cares Family, our objectives are to:

  • Reduce loneliness and isolation amongst older and younger people alike;
  • Improve neighbours’ connection, confidence, belonging, purpose and power;
  • Bring people together to bridge the gaps across social, generational, digital, cultural and attitudinal divides.

Adjusting to the COVID-19 pandemic

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In March 2020 North London Cares, along with the rest of The Cares Family, suspended face-to-face activity amid the emerging COVID-19 crisis. We swiftly re-invented our programmes to maintain connection, community and our values (kindness, community, trust, bravery, learning) at their heart. You can read about that here.

As restrictions have eased we have resumed our face-to-face programmes, but now we offer blended programmes. Our programmes now include a mixture of online and face-to-face programme options, which we’ve taken every precaution to ensure are COVID-safe.

Read about our four core programmes that help us achieve our vision of closer, better-connected communities in our transforming city...