About Us

We are a peer-network. Our network building has been inspired and informed through participation in the Power to Change 'Unlocking Networks' programme, supporting us to review and renew our:

  • Purpose and Identity
  • Governance and Power
  • Value Creation and Exchange
  • Infrastructure and Resources
  • Managing Change, and more recently
  • Measuring Impact.

Our projects are rooted in community-led development, which ensures that they are informed by local people, therefore needed in our communities, and encourage wider collaborations.

Find out more about our current and past programmes here

In 2014 we launched Community Centre Week, initially to raise awareness of community centres in Islington. Six years on we have grown our community of collaborators and celebrators and now community centres from around the UK take part.

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Hornsey Lane Estate Community Centre is an estate-based Centre. By engaging and responding to the needs of local residents a programme of health and well-being activities for all ages is on offer, along with befriending activities to help tackle isolation and loneliness and provide home visits on welfare and housing issues.  Ofsted have recognised their nursery provision as "Outstanding". The team also provide out of school and after school activities for children living on and around the estate.  The Estate We Play project is community-led and benefits immensely from the input and participation of local residents.

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Whittington Park Community Centre was established by local people in 1972, and has been used by generations of families and communities who live around the area of Whittington Park. The team have collaborated with local communities to design and offer a welcoming space for all ages to enjoy social events and health and well-being activities; provide early years services, a brand-new young people's programme, and a community-led garden in Whittington Park. They also have a fantastic cosy community cafe.

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The Peel is a charity that's been building a connected community in Clerkenwell since 1898. Their values of learning, partnership, equality and diversity and being compassionate, is delivered through working with others to help children realise their full potential and improve their life chances; tackling isolation and especially helping older people overcome loneliness, and providing opportunities for all who live and work in Clerkenwell.

 

Current Projects

Health and Wellbeing

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Octopus Network

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Urban Growing

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Community Centre Week UK

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