Things to do while isolated – Museums

London has many world-famous museums. We can’t go to them in person at the moment, but we can visit museums from all around the world -online!

This list compiled by TimeOut has links to virtual walk-throughs for several of the world’s best museums. These include:

  • The British Museum, London
  • Guggenheim Museum, New York
  • Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
  • Musée d’Orsay, Paris
  • Uffizi Gallery, Florence

Explore!

British Museum
British Museum

https://www.timeout.com/travel/coronavirus-virtual-museum-tours

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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Update from Camden Safer Neighbourhood Board

Camden Safer Neighbourhood Board

PLEASE NOTE: All Camden public events have been cancelled until further notice

If you have any concerns regarding crime, policing or community safety please email Peter Ward (admin@camdensnb.org.uk). Be watchful about email scams you receive and take with a large dose of salt much of the ‘advice’ you see on social media. Be equally mindful whilst goggling – only use trusted websites.

CSNB Update Announcement

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

A message from Age UK in Camden

Resilience Care Package

We are here for all the older people in Camden who need us. We understand the anxiety as well as the practical ramifications in this situation, we are supporting an increasing number of older people and their relatives who are reaching out to us for help in response to this we have put together a Resilience Care Package.

Resilience Care Package to include:

  • Emergency food parcels
  • Internet shopping
  • Information and advice hotline
  • telephone befriending service
  • telephone counselling service
  • Online book club
  • Live streaming of our lunchtime music recitals

Our staff are working around the clock to respond to this situation and ensure we can meet the needs of the most vulnerable in our community.

Call 020 7239 0400 or 020 7837 3777 for more information

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/camden/

Coronavirus Update – 11 cases in Camden

Representation of the Coronavirus
Representation of the Coronavirus

Health officials have said that there are 11 confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in the Borough of Camden. Public Health England released figures at 9am this morning (12 March 2020).

The full article can be seen in the Camden New Journal:

http://camdennewjournal.com/article/coronavirus-two-cases-confirmed-in-camden

As always, it is important to get your information from reliable sources, like the NHS:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/common-questions/

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Houses in Multiple Occupation Consultation

Camden Council has a consultation open at the moment regarding the future direction of licensing for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO). An HMO is a shared home, including house & flat shares, student homes, bedsits and some buildings converted into flats.

The Council has an existing licensing scheme for private landlords, and the aim is to improve the quality of homes in private rental. The existing scheme finishes in December 2020, and the Council wants feedback before starting a new system (or extending the existing system).

If you want to have your say, there isn’t much time left!

Reply to www.camden.gov.uk/hmoconsult by Sunday 08 March .