Emergency food packages

A message from Camden Council:

Emergency Food Packages – provision available for those in crisis

In recognition of the increased risk of food poverty in Camden due to Covid-19, we are partnering with Age UK to deliver emergency food packages to those that are:

  • Housebound and
  • Can’t get food and
  • Are in food crisis (loosely defined as 2 days or less of food and without perishables)

For clarity: although we are partnering with Age UK, this offer is not restricted to those over 55. It is for anyone that is housebound, can’t get food and is in food crisis.

From Tuesday 24th March Camden residents experiencing the challenges listed above will be able to get one of these emergency food packages through:

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CASP Announcement – Coronavirus Outbreak – 21 March 2020

Because of the current coronavirus outbreak, and in line with the latest NHS and Government guidance, the majority of our activities – attendance at public meetings, everyday liaison with Camden Council, etc, – will cease until the time we receive advice that it is safe for UK residents to resume normal activities

Over the past couple of weeks, we have focused our efforts on maintaining an online presence via our website and have posted important statements and other related information, which we have received as a Camden Association with an active membership.

So long as capacity is available, we will continue to update our website with information, which our members may find useful during this difficult time.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and sincerely hope that normal everyday activities will resume in the not too distant future.

Please stay safe and well!

For more information about the coronavirus and how different services can be accessed by residents at this time, please visit www.camden.gov.uk

Did you know?

Do you know how many street properties there are in Camden? More than six thousand!

As of July 2017, there were:

DistrictNo. of street properties
Kentish Town
2,284
Hampstead1,632
Gospel Oak
1,174
Camden Town
739
Holborn469
Total6,298

HS2 gives £650k to revitalise Drummond Street

Drummond Street artist's impression
Drummond Street artist’s impression

The funding has come from the HS2 Business and Local Economy Fund (BLEF), part of a combined total of £40 million in funding available to local communities and businesses that are demonstrably disrupted by the construction of Britain’s new high speed railway between London and the West Midlands. This is the largest award that has been made from the Funds to date and the project will join the other 113 projects between London and the West Midlands that have also benefited.

HS2 gives £650,000 to revitalise Drummond Street

Hampstead Heath swans in love

Swans & cygnets at Hampstead Heath
Swans & cygnets at Hampstead Heath (Courtesy of Louisa Green)

Over the last few months the Camden New Journal has run a series of articles covering a budding relationship between a widowed swan and a new mate.

They are happy to report that the pair have produced a brood of nine cygnets.

See the story in the Camden New Journal by clicking on the link below:

http://camdennewjournal.com/article/love-on-the-pond-leads-to-the-pitter-patter-of-webbed-feet

Rough sleepers to stay in hotels amid funding row

During the coronavirus pandemic, funding has been made available to house rough sleepers in hotels, under the “Everyone In” scheme. 160 rough sleepers are currently being housed by Camden Council in temporary accommodation.

Despite rumours that the Westminster Government are not going to continue the scheme once the current funding runs out, the Council have confirmed that funding will continue for at least the next three months.

http://camdennewjournal.com/article/rough-sleepers-to-stay-in-hotels-amid-lockdown-funding-row

Coronavirus deaths in Camden care homes

A recent article in the Camden New Journal states that there have, sadly, been coronavirus-related deaths in 10 of the 11 care homes in Camden.

Exact numbers are not known at the moment, for a number of reasons, including lack of testing, and transferral of patients between care homes and hospitals.

Our thoughts continue to be with all the families affected.

http://camdennewjournal.com/article/coronavirus-deaths-now-confirmed-in-ten-out-of-our-eleven-care-homes

Mental Health

If you are struggling through these times, there are things to do to help yourself.

NHS: Every Mind Matters
NHS: Every Mind Matters

The NHS recommends:

  1. Stay connected with people
  2. Talk about your worries
  3. Support and help others
  4. Feel prepared
  5. Look after your body
  6. Stick to the facts
  7. Stay on top of difficult feelings
  8. Do things you enjoy
  9. Focus on the present
  10. Look after your sleep

For more detailed information, go to:

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/