FREE Basic Computer Skills

The Sidings Community Centre (West Hampstead/Kilburn) is running FREE basic computer skills teaching. Items covered include:

  • Using Email
  • Using Google Maps
  • How to move photos from a camera or mobile phone to computer
  • Using Google Photos to back up photos
  • Making Video Calls

If you or anyone you know could benefit from this, please read this poster:

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London Irish Centre Redevelopment gets Camden Council approval

The London Irish Centre was formed in 1954 to help the needs of London’s Irish community. It has been in its current Camden Square location since 1955.

Since the beginning, it has had an important role supporting the Irish community in London, providing food and accommodation, cultural activities, and consular support.

Last week they received Camden Council approval for a £18 million redevelopment of the site, to allow them to expand their activities.

londonirishcentre.org

Local residents still have some concerns:

http://camdennewjournal.com/article/irish-centre-gets-the-green-light-for-18-million-overhaul

The Care Quality Commission wants your feedback

Care Quality Commission logo

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator for health and social care in England. They regulate hospitals, care homes, doctors, dentists, mental health services, community services and more.

They are always looking for feedback from us, the people being treated, on the ways that the services can be improved (or, indeed, where things are going well!).

For September and October 2020, the CQC are particularly interested to hear from people with long-term and invisible conditions.

To have your say, go the CQC website:

https://www.cqc.org.uk/get-involved/share-your-experience/because-we-all-care

Shanah Tovah

Rosh Hashanah

This weekend marks the Jewish celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the New Year celebration in the Jewish calendar, and the start of a holy period leading up to Yom Kippur.

The Jewish community has long had, and continues to have, a significant presence in the Borough, and they have made many contributions to London. Although activities have been disrupted by COVID, in Camden there are:

To the Jewish community we wish Shanah Tovah, or Happy New Year.

Coronavirus regulations are changing

As you should have heard, the coronavirus regulations are changing:

  • As of Monday 14 September, people should not meet in groups of more than 6 persons, except if you are in the same household, or playing organised sport, or attending a wedding or funeral.
  • From Friday 18 September, certain businesses (especially those in the hospitality industry) will need to have a Track and Trace system in place, and keep the information for 21 days.
  • The Covid-19 app is due to be launched on Thursday 24 September.

See full details here:

Government coronavirus guidance

Open House 2020

St Pancras London
St Pancras

The annual Open House festival allows people to view interesting buildings around London that are not normally open to the public, or that you might not have heard about.

https://openhouselondon.open-city.org.uk/

This year’s event will be a bit different.

Instead of being just one weekend, the festival will go from 19 September to 27 September. There will be events, online events, booked tours, self-guided walks, and many more. The main Open House weekend will be 19 & 20 September.

Events in Camden include:

  • Self-guided tours around Camden (both walking & cycling)
  • Guided tour of Somers Town
  • Edwardian Art & Architecture tour in Bloomsbury
  • St George’s Church, Bloomsbury Way
  • Shaftesbury Theatre , Shaftesbury Avenue
  • St Pancras Chambers & Clock Tower, St Pancras Station, Euston Road
  • Hampstead Friends Meeting House, 120 Heath Street
  • Acland Burghley School, Burghley Road
  • Fitzroy Park Allotments
  • Warehouse refurbishment, 9 Jeffrey’s Place
  • Photographic exhibition at Pushkin House, Bloomsbury Square
  • Bloomscape online event run by John Birkbeck School of Arts