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  • OTHER PROJECTS
  • Community Hubs Network: Our centres are based at the heart of their communities, offering and hosting an ever-expanding range of services, public events and activities, and spaces to meet friends and contribute to community life. Read more...
  • Inspiring Employability - Career Orienteer: Career Orienteer is our unique and pro-active response to improving back to work support. At the heart of our approach is life-coaching. Read more...
  • Inspiring Community Centres - CCWeekUK: Coming together makes a real difference in our community, and we're community-led and community owned! @CCWeekUK #loveyourcc www.facebook.com/ccweekuk Read more...
  • Urban Wild Places : Grow wild things, grow food, grow amazing flowers, grow vegetables and herbs you've never heard of before. We love our urban communities because We Can Grow in the smallest and obscure places! Read more...
  • StayWell, LiveWell: Six of Islington's Community Hubs have come together to encourage their local communities to live healthier lifestyles... how? Read more...
  • Growing Octopus Communities: We have the Power to Change. We are committed to developing our unique Community Centre Peer Network to grow our membership! Read more...
  • Urban Wild Places: ...We Can Grow - it's a YES until we are told NO! Read more...

Inspiring Young People

Octopus is delighted to be supporting the work of London Village Network in Islington. Why?...because we just love youth-led social action. Why?...because we think there's a lot of talented young people out there.

London Village Network

London Village Network (LVN) is a grass roots charity dedicated to social equality and community cohesion.  We like that...

  • LVN recognises that there is often disparity in professional opportunities and access to extended networks afforded to today's young people.
  • They recognise that many young people, especially from lower economic backgrounds and from families experiencing inter-generational unemployment simply do not have the advantage of professional networks.
  • LVN is committed to redressing this gap, to create change by levelling the playing field for young people.
  • DEVELOPED AN APP - youth-led communication tool to help young people build professional networks.

LVN are working with a few members of our network including Elizabeth House Community Centre and the Mayville Community Centre. 

Our aim is to continue to ensure that all of our member Centres become safe places for young people to meet with their mentors.

 

Timetable of events