Camden Community Connectors

Camden Community Connectors contract is currently open for tenders (until Monday 6th November) - see the Invitation to Tender page for more information.

The contact details below are still in use and are regularly monitored. Age UK Camden will support anyone who calls before a new service starts in January 2018.

Telephone: 0800 161 5716 (free number including for mobile phones)

Email: info@camdencommunityconnectors.org.uk

Men's activities

North London Cares together with other community partners in Camden are organising new activities welcoming men living in the borough - from Pub Quizzes to Film Clubs, to Desert Island Discs afternoons. Get together with your neighbours and join in the fun.

Contact North London Cares:

Telephone: 020 7118 3838

Email: mike.evans@northlondoncares.org.uk

Web: www.northlondoncares.org.uk 

Meeting people of all ages

“I don’t know anyone in my street anymore. There are lots of young people moving in but they are so busy, they don’t stop and chat.” Many young people do want to get to know people in their community – some are lonely too, having moved away from their families, and would love to share good times together. North London Cares is linking older and younger people together, so if you are interested, please do get in touch.

Contact North London Cares:

Telephone: 020 7118 3838

Email: mike.evans@northlondoncares.org.uk 

Website: www.northlondoncares.org.uk  

LGBT* Connect

Over 50? Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*?

Do you find it difficult to meet and socialise with other older LGBT* people locally? LGBT* Connect can help you do this with personal support. We run exciting events across the borough and we would delighted for you to join us.

Give us a call for an informal chat.

Contact Opening Doors London:

Telephone: 020 7239 0400

Email: info@openingdoorslondon.org.uk

Website: www.openingdoorslondon.org.uk

Help with technology

New to iPads and tablets and like to learn how they work? Come along to a free and fun course to learn how to take photos, search the internet, shop online, read the newspaper, book doctor’s appointments, listen to music or the radio, make video calls to friends and family and much more! Contact Erica for more information.

Contact the Mary Ward Centre:  

Telephone: 020 7269 6035

Email: erica.parrett@marywardcentre.ac.uk

Website: www.marywardcentre.ac.uk 

Search for activities tailored to you quickly and easily

Need suggestions of things to do? Or struggling to find something that suits you?

RecommendMe is a new app for your smartphone or tablet to help you do just that.

Contact the RecommendMe team to find out more:

Email: contact@recommendme.today

Website: www.recommendme.london

Plan your own projects

We think it’s important to keep on doing, thinking and learning throughout your life; no one should ever feel they can’t contribute to the community they live in. We are funding local projects across the borough to support older people to get together and plan their own activities to help improve their local areas.

In Kilburn and West Hampstead a local programme of activities is run by Kilburn Older Voices Exchange (KOVE) and in Somers Town and St Pancras, Origin Housing run various one-off and regular activities.

Since 1st October 2017, you can also get involved in local projects in Gospel Oak and Haverstock, run by Kentish Town City Farm, Castlehaven Community Association and Queen's Crescent Community Association and in West Euston and Regent's Park run by the Third Age Project

A new project with the Bangladeshi community in Camden has also begun, lead by Hopscotch Asian Women's Centre, Bengali Workers' Association and Kings Cross Brunswick Neighbourhood Association.

If you’d like to get involved in Kilburn/West Hampstead with KOVE,  contact Mel Wright:

Telephone: 07539 39 0786

Email: melwillwright@gmail.com 

Website: www.kove.org.uk   

If you'd like to get involved in Somers Town and St Pancras with Origin Housing, contact Sarah Hoyle:

Telephone: 07919 59 8375

Email: Sarah@weareageingbetter.org.uk

Website: www.originhousing.org.uk

If you'd like to get involved in Haverstock and Gospel Oak, with Kentish Town City Farm and partners, contact Jo Hynes:

Telephone: 020 7916 5421

Email: jo@ktcityfarm.org.uk or abc@ktcityfarm.org.uk

Website: www.ktcityfarm.org.uk

If you'd like to get involved in West Euston and Regent's Park with Third Age Project, contact:

Telephone: 020 7383 4922

Email: info@thirdageproject. org.uk

Website: www.thirdageproject.org.uk

If you'd like to get involved in the Bangladeshi community action project, contact Shamim:

Telephone: 020 7388 8198

Email: info@hopscotchawc.org.uk or shamim.k@hopscotchawc.org.uk

Website: www.hopscotchawc.org.uk