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Project information

Help Elderly Local People Scheme (HELPS)

The Big idea of HELPS is to focus on the individual rather than the problem, promoting all aspects of healthy living to counter the negative mental and physical effects of ageing. We focus on social inclusion, rebuliding confidence, challenging poverty, promoting mental & physical dexterity.

No time limit.

Charity information: Castlehaven Community Association

Castlehaven Community Association logo
  • Need


    Isolation, Loneliness and Exclusion


    By delivering services which enable, empower and support them to take an active role in their community.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    HELPS'aim is that local older people are enabled, empowered and supported.


    » Deliver a year round programme of clubs and classes e.g History Club, Walking club, Easy Yoga, Tai Chi etc
    » Oragnise trips and holidays for those unable to leave LOndon.
    » Organising Intergenerational projects to encourage and improve relationships with young people
    » HELPS Volunteering Scheme, HELPS Fundraising Project, HELPS Outreach

    What success will look like

    Success will be...helping over 700 people become more active over the next 5 years, taking part in healthy living activities. 60% of our users will feel safer and less isolated.

  • Impact


    HELPS addresses all four principles of Reaching Communities of "improving urban environments" and enabling people to have a "better chance in life" but it particularly ensures that in the long term there will be more active people and a stromger community with more active citizens working together to tackle their problems.

    We will demonstrate our success by the number of people that have joined the scheme over time and are living more active lives as a result.


    One major risk is the unavailability of funds to ensure that services can still be delivered to the users.


    Evidential reports
    Case Studies

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £340,681

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      Amount Heading Description
      £273,849 Revenue Payment Salaries of Staff, Tutors etc
      £66,832 Overhead costs Porfessional services, Hall Hire, office Space

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Reaching Communities £68,851 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Based in Camden, North West of London


    Local Older People

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    CCA is a popular and successful community association and this is reflected in the wide use of its activities and facilities.

    CCA aims to inspire and empower people of all ages, cultures and abilities to strive, both mentally and physically to achieve their full potential.

    CCA staff have worked hard to gain a reputation for delivering quality services to local people.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Eleanor Botwright


    Tricia Richards

    Project Manager


will help a vulnerable older person go on holiday

I come to HELPS because it gives me the opportunity to meet people..

Mrs A