We have been out door knocking with the Community Researcher team from Somers Town Community Association
Since we launched our project we have knocked on the doors of over 250 residents living in St Pancras and Somers Town ward. We have been working with residents to identify people who may be at risk of being lonely and isolated.
We have been making friends
Partnerships are a crucial part of this project, so we’re really pleased to have worked with some of these amazing organisations already:
Agar Grove TMO, Age UK Camden, Argent, the British Library, Camden Community Connectors, Camden Council CIP Team (Agar Grove and Central Somers Town), Camden Council’s Housing Team, Hopscotch, The Mary Ward Centre, North London Cares, Camden & Islington’s Public Health Team, Regent High School, Somers Town Community Association, Somers Town Sports Activators, St Mary’s Church, St Pancras Community Centre, Third Age Project, Women in Health and lots more!
We have been hosting Community Feasts
The Community Feasts provide older people living in St Pancras and Somers Town the chance to get together, eat lovely food and contribute their ideas to the We Are Ageing Better project. To date we have run three Community Feast which took place on the 5th, 13th, and 27th October in locations across St Pancras and Somers Town. We have averaged around 20 local older people at each feast, which is a lot of ideas! Some of the most popular ideas so far include:
- A film club- which they can in time run on their own at Basil Jellicoe Hall
- A sing along session complete with song sheets
- Trips out; a continuation of the coach trips currently run by Origin Housing
- More exercises and sports session
- Arts and craft sessions
Working together with participants, we’re about to start production of a calendar of local events in 2017. If you have any events that you’d like us to add to the calendar please email Sarah Hoyle on firstname.lastname@example.org before the 20th November.
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