North London Cares is a community network recruiting young professionals and students to volunteers a little extra time, practical support, social connection and human companionship to their often isolated older neighbours.
We run two core programmes. Through our Love Your Neighbour project volunteers provide relationships, one-to-one interactions and support networks for individual older neighbours, helping them get the shopping, clear the garden, or just to have a cup of tea and a natter. Through our Social Clubs, young professionals and their older neighbours come together to share time, conversation and cultural exchange in group activities such as Film Nights, Cooking Clubs, Storytelling Sessions and more.
Our objective is to build a social network of young people in Camden and Islington who, through our creative volunteering programmes, help drastically to improve the lives of their older neighbours - and also to feel more connected to the local community themselves.