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

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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