North London Cares

North London Cares

Charity information

North London Cares

North London Cares is a community network of young professionals and older neighbours hanging out with one another in a rapidly changing city.

Through our Social Clubs and Love Your Neighbour (one-to-one) activities, neighbours share a little extra time, laughter, practical help and human companionship.

Each winter, we also run a Winter Wellbeing campaign to ensure that our older neighbours are keeping warm, well and healthy during the cold winter months.

Founded 2011

  • Mission statement

    North London Cares is a community network of young professionals and older neighbours across Camden and Islington offering one another a little extra time, social connection and human companionship.

    Our work tackles the growing problem of isolation and loneliness in our capital city. We aim to help improve the confidence, resilience, skills and connections of all participants so that old and young can better navigate a rapidly changing modern world.

    We do this because north London is a place of social extremes. The boroughs in which we work – Camden and Islington – contain some of the best connected people in Britain; high-flying graduates working in finance, media, the law, PR and fashion. These people have plenty of connections, but few roots in their community. And yet they live next door to older neighbours (65+), who've been in London their entire lives and therefore have plenty of roots, but few connections.

    That wastes human potential, perpetuates social division, entrenches isolation and is ultimately corrosive for our society.

    So North London Cares aims to bring these two groups together. Our projects break down many of the modern-day barriers to social interaction, connecting people who may not normally interact and bringing our communities closer together – to help all feel visible, vibrant and valued.

  • Aims

    North London Cares aims to:

    • Reduce loneliness and isolation amongst older people (and younger people alike)
    • Improve the wellbeing, confidence and resilience of participants so they can navigate a rapidly changing world
    • Bring people together across social and generational divides.
  • Overview

    Established: August 2011

    Registered Charity Number: 1153137

    Board members: 5

    Full time staff: 4

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 1700

    Phone number: 07498 564 858

    Address: C/O Collective Auction Rooms, 5-7 Buck Street NW1 8NJ

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
  • Winter Wellbeing project

    Winter can be isolating. And for many older neighbours, the short, dark days can make it d... More