Groups working with local older people

Including Age UK, Camden Town Shed & Islington Giving

Age UK Camden – this voluntary organisation serves the interests and needs of the older citizens of the London Borough of Camden. It provides a wide range of services, from advice and information to day activities, and support for those who are housebound and isolated.

Age UK Islington provides free information and advice on a range of issues for over 55s, helping people to regain or maintain confidence to live safely and well at home, perhaps after a period of hospitalisation. Age UK Islington also offers practical help with essential jobs around the house. The

The organisation also organises social activities, inter-generational initiatives, exercise activities, and opportunities for older people to have their voices heard through the Older People’s Reference Group.

Camden Town Shed provides a workspace with benches, tools and materials where older people can make and mend alongside others. Members work on their own projects as they choose and at their own pace, or on community projects such as making children’s archery targets, nursery equipment or planters. The club is run by the members who also decide when they come. Woodworking is the main activity at present, but the centre is also equipped with a small kiln and it is hoped to introduce clay work or other arts activities. To find out more, contact: Mike Jenn mike@jenn.org.uk.

The club is run by the members who also decide when they come. Woodworking is the main activity at present, but the centre is also equipped with a small kiln and it is hoped to introduce clay work or other arts activities. To find out more, contact: Mike Jenn mike@jenn.org.uk

Islington Giving is a campaign to tackle poverty and isolation within Islington by taking action to improve people’s lives. Islington Giving tackles three main areas to affect change “Investing in Young People”, “Tackling Poverty” and “Confronting Isolation”. Islington Giving does this by working through grassroots organisations in the local area on all three themes.

Please email us to learn more about getting involved at King’s Cross.