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North London Cares

Coronavirus Update:

North London Cares are continuing to connect people over 65 in Camden and Islington, and their young neighbours. This includes phone friendships, online social clubs and sending monthly #AloneTogether activity packs of things people can do at home. Our regular face-to-face programmes are suspended, but we are still available on 0207 118 3838 for advice and information any of our activities.




Tel: 0207 118 3838



Usual Service:

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

We do this because London is a place of extremes. While our capital is one of the most dynamic places in the world, full of cultural and economic opportunities and a hotbed of innovation and change, it can also be anonymous, lonely and isolating. 

For our older neighbours in particular, many of whom have spent a lifetime in their home neighbourhoods in Camden and Islington, the rush and pace of the city can often now feel too much. Getting around can be frightening, and trends including globalisation, gentrification, migration, digitisation and the housing bubble are transforming our communities faster than ever. 

The multiplying effect of those pressures is that many older people have deep roots – from Kilburn to Kentish Town – but few connections. Meanwhile, young professionals – often graduates from across the country and around the world – can have hundreds of connections in the social media age, but no roots in their communities.

The separation of those parallel worlds wastes human potential, entrenches loneliness and isolation, perpetuates social division and is ultimately corrosive for our society.

North London Cares seeks to address this modern blight of disconnection in our capital by harnessing the people and places around us for the benefit of all. 

Part of The Cares Family, our objectives are to:

  • Reduce isolation and loneliness amongst older people and young professionals alike
  • Improve the connection, confidence, skills, resilience and power of all participants so neighbours can feel part of our changing city rather than left behind by it
  • Bring people together to reduce the gaps across social, generational, digital, cultural and attitudinal divides.

Who to contact

0207 118 3838


Camden Collective
Buck Street

Other Details

How to refer or apply

Email contact form on the Website

Record updated: 08/12/2020