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“We want to make our community better – where everyone has a chance to succeed and nobody gets left behind.”
At Highgate Newtown Community Partners, safeguarding children and adults has always been – and continues to be – an absolute priority for us. We see protecting society’s most vulnerable as our shared responsibility. Sometimes, this means intervening directly; other times, it’s about finding ways to support people to keep themselves and each other safe.
Every team member has passed a DBS security check and has had safeguarding training for adults and children. We believe every child should be able to access the right pathway for them, whether that’s academic or vocational. As a part of that, we provide free access to our under-fives sessions for every child, and our Education Plus partnership with Channing School sets young people up with the knowledge, resilience and relationships they need to succeed. We’re creating a comfortable, inviting and inspiring centre for the whole community, where people feel recognised and special. We’ll work to create, preserve and enhance a culture of lifelong learning. This means working alongside employers, universities and the voluntary sector to help people develop skills and knowledge. Alongside employment opportunities, we believe these skills will enrich their lives and foster individual wellbeing. Through our All4 Recruitment project, we’ll support people leaving prison. Our services are open and welcoming to all, bringing different communities together to celebrate diversity and shared values
The Early Days
The old Highgate Newtown Community Centre building may be gone, but its proud legacy is far from over. Throughout the history of the HNCP, the community has come together to tackle local problems and bring about positive social change.
Partnering with Camden Council
Our goal is to create a place where everyone feels welcome – and our partnership with Camden Council plays a key part in this.
Together with a team of the finest designers and Designers Guild, we’re creating a £6.4m five-star hotel property. Along with a fabulous restaurant area and residents’ lounge, the premises opens up opportunities for the HNCP to deliver even more services for the
Our vision for Camden is to be safe, strong and open, and everyone should be able to contribute to their community. But this is just the first step. Making real impact will involve changing individual and organisational behaviours – it will take creativity, ambition and
Innovation often means trying new things out on a small scale first. We want to work with the unique and diverse talent across the area – including with our colleagues and citizens – to develop new solutions.
As an organisation, we want our staff to share our level of ambition and our values, as they are key to delivering our plan. As part of our everyday work, we’ll encourage our teams to put forward ideas and raise concerns – and that’s how we’ll design our services and respond to challenges and opportunities.
To help us make sure we have a clear understanding of what our service needs to deliver, we’ll involve those who use our services in our approach.
We want Highgate Newtown Community Partners to be a great place to work, where equality and diversity are championed. By committing to the London Living Wage, we’ll help make our community a fairer place; by ensuring inclusivity in our organisation, we’ll encourage a broader diversity, including diversity of thinking; and by supporting flexible working hours for people with children, we ensure we’re contributing to fairer, more welcoming work environment for all.
These commitments ensure we will continue to represent our community to the best of our ability and deliver our ambitions for its people.
Throughout the design and construction of the new HNCP development, we’ve aimed to implement our sustainability policy to comply with The London Plan.
This policy sets out the key steps we have taken to meet these targets and deliver an efficient, sustainable scheme that minimises our carbon footprint and is fit for the future.