CharityDetail

What it does
  • 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 it helps
  • Children/young People
  • Elderly/old People
Sector(s) covered
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
  • Arts/culture/heritage/science
  • Economic/community Development/employment
  • Recreation
Where it operates
  • Camden, Islington
UN SDGs:
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Financial Data ?
Y/E Income Expenditure Surplus/
Deficit
Filed on
31/08/2018 £437,844 £425,797 £12,047 04/12/2018
31/08/2017 £369,012 £337,173 £31,839 26/02/2018
31/08/2016 £334,525 £306,274 £28,251 09/03/2017
31/08/2015 £190,485 £179,606 £10,879 07/03/2016
31/08/2014 £152,235 £131,069 £21,166 22/05/2015
Donations received ?

Over the last five years they've received significant donations from 8 grant making charities totalling £1,397,921

Amount/
When
Donor To be used for
£3,000
15/12/2019
The EQ Foundation Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019
£5,866
30/04/2019
Camden Giving North London Cares was awarded £5,000 to start a new Social Club, bringing older neighbours (65+) and young professionals together to share time, stories and friendship.
£99,055
31/03/2019
Camden Giving North London Cares will connect the community affected by the HS2 development by hosting 30 Social Clubs and supporting 12 Love Your Neighbour matches in south Camden every year, for three years.
£75,000
30/11/2018
Henry Smith Charity towards three years' running costs of an outreach programme designed to reach out to lonely, older people and engage them with community activities in the London Boroughs of Camden and Islington
£56,000
31/10/2018
National Lottery Community Fund No press summary is available in this release.
£3,000
03/05/2018
The EQ Foundation Unrestricted via TFN
£210,500
30/06/2017
Esmee Fairbairn Towards project officer, management and evaluation costs to test the efficacy of a programme which reduces loneliness amongst older people, in a different geographic area.
£40,000
31/10/2016
Comic Relief The Cares Family: shoring up the centre
£732,500
30/06/2016
Nesta Accelerating Ideas programme grant to NL Cares (T/A North London Cares) Grant Ref AC00573
£15,000
31/10/2015
Nesta Accelerating Ideas programme grant to NL Cares (T/A North London Cares) Grant Ref AC00506
£131,000
30/06/2014
Nesta Centre for Social Action Innovation Fund programme grant to NL Cares (T/A North London Cares) Grant Ref AC20035
£27,000
30/04/2013
The Fore Grant funded the training of ‘super volunteers’ who have since been able to dramatically expand the capacity of the organisation; this has included doubling the number of Social Clubs and training new junior volunteers.
How effective is it?
Community Network Services

Description: Community Network Services support people through social clubs, community fundraising events and the Love Your Neighbour programme, creating one-to-one friendships between young professionals and older neighbours. Group activities could include film nights, dance parties, new technology workshops, choir sessions, men's cooking classes and 'Desert Island Disc' nights. Older and younger community members share time, laughter, friendship and new experiences to help those who may struggle to get out and feel part of their community

Objectives: To reduce isolation and loneliness amongst the elderly and young people

Intervention period: Ongoing social clubs and community work throughout the year

Beneficiaries: Young people and the elderly

Outputs Outcomes
31/08/2017-30/08/2018
3100 Young professionals using the community network
2600 Elderly neighbours using the community network
250 Social Clubs hosted
Those involved in the community benefited from... 40000 Interactions created across social and generational lines
31/08/2016-30/08/2017
2900 Young professionals using the community network
2400 Elderly neighbours using the community network
285 Social Clubs hosted
Those involved in the community benefited from...40000 Interactions created across social and generational lines
Winter Wellbeing Programme

Description: The programme reaches out to support people over 65, helping them stay warm, active, and connected at a challenging time of year. Support includes knocking on doors of older neighbours to check in and let them know they are not alone, delivering hot water bottles, blankets or thermal items of clothing to homes, signposting to organisations who can help keep homes warm and safe, providing benefits advice and help reducing bills, help in accessing physical and mental health services, arranging small grants for those in extremely difficult circumstances, offering to pay bills and buy food vouchers where applicable, and help in finding social activities in the local area. Outreach is made at sheltered housing units, GP surgeries, libraries, community centres, pharmacies, and community events to give older neighbours the best chance to re-connect with their communities and ease anxieties

Objectives: To reduce isolation and loneliness amongst the elderly and young people

Intervention period: Seasonal through Winter

Beneficiaries: Young people and the elderly

Outputs Outcomes
31/08/2017-30/08/2018
731 Face-to-face conversations with older neighbours over the Winter period
Those involved in the seasonal programme benefited from...£2,500 Distributed over 29 grants to aid services
The seasonal programme gave...222 Older people the opportunity to connect with local activities and Council services
31/08/2016-30/08/2017
1100 Face-to-face conversations with older neighbours over the Winter period
Those involved in the seasonal programme benefited from...£2,100 Distributed over 30 grants to aid services
The seasonal programme gave...324 Older people the opportunity to connect with local activities and Council services
Documents
North London Cares_Annual Report 2018 Programme Report Download Document
Management
North London Cares Limited is a wholly independent charity – affiliated by brand, six joint trustees, and four shared staff members to independent ‘sibling’ organisations South London Cares Limited, Manchester Cares Limited, Liverpool Cares Limited and The Cares Family Limited, which as independent organisations each report their annual accounts separately. The organisations share learning and some economies of scale, with a shared Chief Executive, Director of Operations, Head of Development and Partnerships Co-ordinator working across all branches. Alex Smith is CEO and founder of North London Cares and The Cares Family independent ‘sibling’ organisations. He was formerly an aid to Ed Miliband and editor of one of the biggest political websites in the UK. He is a governor at Holloway School and was a volunteer during the 2012 Olympics. He has been awarded two UnLtd social enterprise awards for his work founding North London Cares in 2011 and South London Cares in 2014. In 2018 he became one of 20 inaugural Obama Fellows in recognition of his work building communities to reduce loneliness and polarisation.
Governance
Main office

NORTH LONDON CARES
C/O Collective
5-7 Buck Street
London
NW1 8NJ

Legal constitution
  • UK Charity, number: 1153137
  • First registered on 30/07/2013
Objectives

THE FOLLOWING OBJECTS ARE FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT:- 1)TO PROMOTE SOCIAL INCLUSION AMONGST PEOPLE AGED OVER 55 IN CAMDEN AND ISLINGTON WHO DO NOT REGULARLY PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY LIFE, AS THEY DO NOT HAVE LARGE OR STRONG NETWORKS OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY AROUND THEM; WHO ARE LONELY OR ISOLATED; AND WHO ARE HAVING DIFFICULTY ACCESSING STATUTORY AND NON-STATUTORY SERVICES BECAUSE THEY ARE HOUSE-BOUND, IMMOBILE, UNABLE TO DRIVE OR TO EASILY ACCESS TRANSPORT, BY THE PROVISION OF: A. A "LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR" PROGRAMME, WHICH MATCHES YOUNG PROFESSIONAL VOLUNTEERS TO OFFER A LITTLE EXTRA PRACTICAL SUPPORT WITH EVERY DAY TASKS, OR A LITTLE ADDED COMPANIONSHIP; B. A "SOCIAL CLUBS" PROGRAMME, WHICH PROVIDES REGULAR ACTIVITIES WITHIN COMMUNITY CENTRES, CAFES, PARKS AND OTHER TRUSTED HUBS OF THE COMMUNITY TO BRING OLDER PEOPLE TOGETHER WITH PEERS AND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS TO SHARE NEW EXPERIENCES AND BUILD FRIENDSHIPS; AND C. SUCH OTHER PROGRAMMES DEEMED APPROPRIATE AND VIABLE BY THE CHARITY'S LEADERSHIP. 2) TO ADVANCE IN LIFE AND [HELP YOUNG PEOPLE THROUGH:(A)THE PROVISION OF RECREATIONAL AND LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES PROVIDED IN THE INTEREST OF SOCIAL WELFARE, DESIGNED TO IMPROVE THEIR CONDITIONS OF LIFE; AND (B)PROVIDING SUPPORT AND ACTIVITIES WHICH DEVELOP THEIR SKILLS, CAPACITIES AND CAPABILITIES TO ENABLE THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN SOCIETY AS MATURE AND RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUALS.