Action happening in our communities
We heard from seven partner and community representatives during the event: Google, Camden Giving, a We Make Camden Kit grantee, University of Arts London, Regents Park Estate Community Champions, London Metropolitan Police, Central and North West London (CNWL) NHS Foundation Trust and Edith Neville Primary School.
They spoke about the work they are doing, as well as sharing their insight from the State of the Borough report and plans for their next steps – from creating more education and employment opportunities for young people to sharing more power with citizens through the We Make Camden kit.
Some examples of the powerful action happening in the borough include:
• Edith Neville Primary School and local partners are working to tackle poverty and the cost of living crisis – for example, they are funding free school meals until July 2023 with Phoenix Court Works, and a Sainsbury’s donation has provided fruit for Key Stage 2 pupils.
• Google is providing opportunities for young people through Camden’s pioneering STEAM programme, and responding to community feedback on challenges like digital inclusion by delivering community training opportunities, piloting career certificates and supporting community leaders in Camden.
• Camden Giving is working with businesses and the Council to fund citizen-led projects that contribute to the We Make Camden Missions, with a board of citizens deciding which projects are funded.
• CNWL is creating opportunities for local people through their ‘volunteer to career’ programme, working with partners to demystify NHS careers and creating dedicated opportunities for care leavers.