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The project is being run in partnership with six Community Centres, read below to find out a bit about them!

Caxton House Community Centre

Caxton House is located in a building with rich history dating back to 1900’s only a few minutes walk from Archway station.  The local community hub offers a wide range of services for everybody in the community.

With the Stay Well, Live Well project the centre is focusing on activities for over 55’s and families with lifestyle Tuesdays and family Zumba.

For further information contact Tel: 0207 263 3151 or Email: admin@caxtonhouse.org

Visit the Website at http://www.caxtonhouse.org


Hanley Crouch Community Association

Hanley Crouch will soon be saying goodbye to their home of 40 years ‘The Laundry Club’ and moving into a new purpose built centre to continue providing a variety of services to the community.

The centre provides activities for all ages including Zumbini for under 5’s.

For further information contact Tel: 0207 263 1067 or Email: admin@hanleycrouch.org.uk

Visit the website at http://www.hanleycrouch.org.uk


Holloway Neighbourhood Group

HNG runs two centres: Old Fire Station and Stress project.

Old Fire Station is a friendly, welcoming community centre just off Holloway Road. No matter what your age, there are lots of activities to join in such as gentle exercises, women only zumba or trips around London.

Stress Project Therapy Centre offers low-cost counselling and complementary therapies and runs weekly mindfulness drop-in, Pilates and much more.

For further information contact Tel: 0207 607 9794 or Email: admin@hng.org.uk

Visit the website at http://www.hng.org.uk


Hornsey Lane Estate Community Association

HLECA is located within the Hornsey Lane Estate and provides a range of activities and services for all ages from nursery and after-school club to Colour and Calm art mindfulness, lunches, trips and line dancing.

For further information contact Tel: 0207 272 5938 or Email: admin@hleca.org.uk

Visit the website at http://hleca.org.uk


Peel Institute

The Peel Institute has just moved to Three Corners Centre, Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HU.  Peel runs exciting Direct Action Project, numerous activities for over 55s and more.

For further information contact Tel: 0207 837 6082 or Email: admin@peelinstitute.org.uk

Visit the Website at http://www.peelinstitute.org.uk


Whittington Park Community Association

Whittington Park Community Association, located at the edge of Whittington Park, has been a hub for community engagement since the early 70’s. Since the centre opened it's doors to the community it has been running a successful lunch club for over 60’s providing a space for them to get together and socialise.

The centre also has a newly formed Men’s Club offering a wide range of activities.

For further information contact Tel: 0207 272 1847 or Email: hallhire@whittingtonpca.org.uk

Visit the website at http://whittingtonpca.org.uk