Residents have decided: Wellbeing and community activities

After working together for five months, local residents on our first ever residents panel have made their final decisions to support families in Islington.

Guided and mentored by our team, the group of eight Islington residents have met regularly to make decisions on how to spend  £115,000  for Islington families – with particular focus on activities targeted at, or inclusive of, people living with disabilities.

These are the groups that have been funded:

Arc Community Space – Family health and wellbeing activities

Parent House – Peer support for parents with children with special needs

Hornsey Lane Estate Community Association – Community activities

Bags of Taste – Cooking courses on budget for Islington Families

The Elfrida Society – Support for people with learning disabilities who are parents

Maa Shanti – Support for Asian mums fleeing Domestic Violence

Minority Matters – Support for Somalian families whose young people are groomed into county lines

Memory Gardens – Outdoor movement and arts sessions for people living with autism and their carers/parents

Memory Café – Weekly Café for people living with dementia or memory loss and for socially isolated older people and their carers

Freightliners farm – weekly drop-in sessions for local families and family activity sessions during the school holidays including targeted family camp days and outreach sessions in the local community


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