The Living Centre is going to be run by local organisations, the Living Centre Partners.
The group is led by Somers Town Community Association, who’ve worked with the community for more than 30 years, as well as Citizens Advice Camden, Voluntary Action Camden, Age UK Camden, Hopscotch Asian Women’s Centre, Healthwatch Camden, Origin Housing Association and Training Link.
They will deliver something unique that’s really rooted in the St Pancras and Somers Town community. They’re in the perfect position to offer local people high-quality services that really complement those that already exist.
This will make sure local people take advantage of the range of health and wellbeing services that already exist in Camden – creating a unique hub. And they’ll work together so that:
- there’s a strong community voice in running the Centre
- local people will be involved in developing, delivering and managing activities
There are lots of ways to get involved, including jobs for local people, work experience schemes, apprenticeships and volunteering opportunities.
1) A new referral and signposting advice service, so people can find the information and services they really need. This might be a formal service directly concerned with health (e.g. smoking cessation); it might be a service at a local community centre (e.g. an exercise class); or it might be a service concerned with wider aspects of wellbeing (e.g. getting back into employment or debt advice).
2) Using the Living Centre to unite and expand an existing network of high-quality services:
· social prescribing
· an ‘ageing better in Camden’ programme
· sports volunteering
· a home care programme, which recruits and trains local people to provide specialist care in the homes of vulnerable adults in the area
· training and employability support
· citizens’ advice targeting issues around health, debt, welfare and benefits, housing and employment.
3) To develop new and innovative joint services and initiatives.
For invite or more email to: events at crick.ac.uk