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It's our 6th Birthday!

Posted by Jodie Goffe on Friday 21st August 2020

Six years ago today, we followed the path of our older sibling charity, North London Cares, and took our first steps towards tackling loneliness and isolation in South London. 

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#AloneTogether

Posted by Fiona Bevans on Thursday 13th August 2020

At the beginning of lockdown, The Cares Family started the campaign #AloneTogether sharing daily activities for everyone to get involved with at home. As a result neighbours have been sharing poems, jokes, recipes, word searches and more. This grew into a weekly virtual social club at South London Cares where neighbours would come together online and over the phone to discuss and share a specific #AloneTogether task and topic. Fiona, from the 3G project, talks about her experience facilitating this club. 

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Racial Equity Workshop

Posted by Olivia Broomfield on Friday 31st July 2020

It’s easy to consider yourself not-racist by treating everyone equally, regardless of race - but we need to consider what it means to be actively anti-racist. Which is why, at the beginning of July, we linked up with The Anti-Racist Educator, a phenomenal organisation which works to make critical understandings of race and anti-racism from the academic realm more accessible to the wider community.

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Meet Poona and Ganga

Posted by Olivia Broomfield on Tuesday 23rd June 2020

We thought the shift to the virtual realm would be a good opportunity to get to know some of our community a little better, so invited Poona and Ganga to South London Cares’ new HQ (Zoom) for a makeshift interview. Here’s how it went:

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Winter Wellbeing 2019/20 – the full report

Posted by Matt Scaysbrook on Friday 5th June 2020

In disconnecting times, listening, hearing, seeing and connecting with neighbours is vital. That's why, every year, South London Cares leads a Winter Wellbeing project – to help older neighbours to stay warm, active and connected. Read some of the stories and stats of the impact of the project this year – one of the biggest to date.

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Transitioning to ZOOM

Posted by Enoch Adolfo on Friday 15th May 2020

Ever wondered what it's like to get an older neighbour set up on Zoom? As we transition to virtual social clubs, we invite you to share in the experience.

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