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Monday, 18 December, 2017 - 17:32

Our closing times over the festive season

We want to say big thank you to the volunteers, local community and organisations who’ve supported us over the last twelve months. We look forward to continuing to build our relationships with you in 2018.

Our office closes at midday on Wednesday 20 December for the Christmas and New Year holidays and re-opens on Tuesday 2 January 2018.

If you need to talk to someone on Christmas day there are free phone lines that you can call. For example:

Wednesday, 13 December, 2017 - 16:54

Accessibility and Camden’s community centres – An update

Over the past few months our volunteers have visited all the major community centres in Camden to test how accessible they are for disabled people. They used their own lived experiences and a set of questions developed as a group to look at a wide range of disability issues.

We mentioned in our previous newsletter that we’re working on this with project with Camden Disability Action.

Tuesday, 12 December, 2017 - 18:13

Our interview on care homes for Camden Community radio

Anna Wright our Deputy Director and Policy Lead spoke to Camden Community Radio about our pilot project to assess the quality of Camden’s seven residential care homes. The project has prompted a nationwide conversation with MPs and is now being replicated across England.

Listen to the interview here

See the press release below:

6 November 2017

Tuesday, 12 December, 2017 - 14:33

Our youth social media campaign

We’re working on a social media campaign with young people from William Ellis School and LaSWAP sixth form consortium to find out which health and social care issues are important to them and also how they want to be communicated to especially on social media.

As part of the campaign the young people will direct and produce a video expressing their views.  

It’s important that the organisations who make decisions about local health and social care services, listen to young people’s needs when they are planning services for young people.