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25 April 2024
Written By hncp

Hair and Nails salon opportunity

Are you looking to start your own hair and nails salon, or relocate in N19?
Hairdressers and Nails space in a brand-new build RENT FREE

Our fabulous new centre will open late spring, and we are offering 12 months rent free, which includes utility bills and council tax covered to help get you started.
You would be a self employed community minded team able to provide affordable haircuts for all ages in a unisex space. We also welcome people to offer a mini nail bar.

We know that when people feel good about how they look this improves mental health, well being, and life chances.

You should be able to work with customers in a multi cultural setting.

You may already have a space and are looking to relocate.

This is a fantastic opportunity in a brand-new build. For more information
Email: Andrews@hncp.org.uk

25 April 2024
Written By hncp

Camden Mobile Health Bus

Are you aged 30-70? Come and visit us for a free diabetes risk check, information and advice, no appointment needed

St Mary Brookfield, Dartmouth Park Rd NW5 1SL
Friday 10 May, 11am-3pm

Healthcare professionals on the bus offer a type-2 diabetes risk assessment, which includes BMI calculation and blood pressure checks for adults aged 30 to 70, as well as information and advice to help you make positive choices for your health.

Highgate Newtown Community Partners working together with Camden Council to offer a range of services for local people

25 April 2024
Written By hncp

Get Online

Digital Access support

St Mary Brookfield, Dartmouth Park Road NW5 1SL
Tuesday 14th May 10.30am-2pm

We can help you with:
• Setting up your device and completing online tasks • Developing your digital skills and learning how
to stay safe oniline
• Exploring the online world and helping you find support

Contact us at: digitalinclusion@camden.gov.uk 07970 909 060

Highgate Newtown Community Partners working together with Camden Council to offer a range of services for local people

18 April 2024
Written By hncp

HNCP helps to Make Camden

We are delighted to contribute to We Make Camden’s plans for 2030

The team from Highgate Newtown Community Partners, who will be managing the new building opening later this year, participated in a recent planning event along with Baz, a Trustee from Waitrose who is on secondment with us to help with overall planning. Both Eiran, the HNCP manager, and Sayed our Deputy Manager were present. We were joined at the event by the deputy leader of Camden Council; Georgina Gould.

I am very proud that we have secured Home Office funding for our new deputy manager who has moved into the new flats. Sayed is a former Afghan refugee who will work with our new community of 160 people to ensure there is a positive and inclusive environment for all. 

Andrew Sanalitro – Director HNCP

3 January 2024
Written By hncp

Kentish Town Community Centre new partnership

We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Kentish Town Community Centre. Working together with Highgate Newtown Community Partners the partnership will extend services available to the community.

Stating in January 2024 there will be a new stay and play service for under 5’s to help young families develop and thrive.

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14 November 2023
Written By hncp

The Best Things Take Time

As Christmas approaches, we’re looking forward to a well-earned rest… but we’re not going to open our presents until the new year, when the wraps will come off Highgate Newtown Community Partners new centre : a community-led, mixed-use development designed for Camden Council.

Highgate Newtown Community Partners are working with Camden Council to bring a fabulous new centre opening Spring 2024.

 

 

Beverley

Beverley
Local Resident for 60 years
(Proud to be a Camden Resident)

“We want to make our community better – where everyone has a chance to succeed and nobody gets left behind.”

If you would like to find out more and support our fundraising for this fabulous new centre please email: andrew.s@hncp.org.uk

11 October 2023
Written By hncp

A Wonderful opportunity for the LA Sainte Union Community

 

When I was offered the chance to join the Highgate Newtown Community Partnership, I instantly felt we were the perfect school to lead this. We are delighted to offer our pupils and the local community free after-school and holiday education and skills. It is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference to local people in a time of hardship and financial crisis for many families. In 1860 the school was created from a desire to offer education to poor local children who could not afford it.

Since then, the school has always had a community outlook. A focus on charity is at the heart of our ethos; after The First World War and the terrible influenza, it was the Sisters from LSU who raised the money to reunite refugees from Belgium with their families. The school hosted members of the RAF and dozens of refugees during The Second World War.
The basement of LSU became a regular air-raid shelter for local people. It is an honour to be able to help our own students and the people who live nearby, offering them a safe and warm space to read, learn, eat and have fun.

What will the highgate newtown Community at LSU do?
Our aim is to empower people through building their skills in a variety of subjects and hobbies. As a school with a strong science technology and mathematics programme, and with an excellent tradition for the performing arts including drama and music, we are ambitious about sharing the talents of our staff and offering employment to local expert staff as well. Some of the subjects include: Business, Maths, english, Drama, Martial Arts and Yoga.
We offer ‘wrap-around’ care for our students, from 7.30am until 7.00pm, with a free breakfast for all. This not only gives parents the chance to do a full day’s work, it means they can feel reassured that their children are supervised and well looked after, with revision classes, tuition, study facilities and many clubs on offer, led by our expert staff.
Our partnership with HNCP will build on this and create opportunities to open up our facilities to the wider community. We are launching our partnership with a bake off event with Channing School on 10th October, and we are busy planning a Christmas lunch for the elderly on 7th December.

What are our long-term goals?
We are excited about creating a new summer camp and further education support, such as Saturday family learning activities, where our facilities can be utilised and families can cook, make and create together.

Do you need to be Catholic to take part?
We help all people grow, no matter what their beliefs are. We offer school places to people of all faiths – or none. At LSU we celebrate different religious festivals, as well as having a multi-faith prayer room that is used every day. It is the values we teach – to care for each other and the earth, to focus on equality and charity, which is at the heart of our ethos.

I look forward to seeing you very soon!
Please email general@lsu.camden.sch.uk for more information, or visit our website to learn more about our facilities and school www.lasainteunion.org.uk.

Mrs Sophie Fegan, Headteacher

 

 

 

20 September 2023
Written By hncp

Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel celebrates a new partnership with Highgate Newtown Community Partners

Think you know Hampstead? Think again…

The cost-of-living crisis affects everyone in different ways. Together we’re determined to make Hampstead more inclusive; a place where everyone has a chance to succeed, nobody gets left behind and everybody can participate.

That’s why we are starting two new initiatives:

SATURDAY CLUB STAY AND PLAY FOR UNDER-5s

Every Saturday* 10am – 11am FREE entry (donations welcome!)

Come and make friends with other parents and families! Bring along your kids for freeform play, healthy snacks, music, bubbles, and chat.
*Saturday Club will be closed on 23 Sept, 21 Oct and 11 Nov.

COMMUNITY TABLE LUNCH CLUB FOR ALL

Second Sunday of the month. Food served: 12.30 – 1.30pm
Suggested donation: £2.50

Do you find Sundays are sometimes dull and empty when many services and businesses are closed? Our monthly Community Table welcomes people of all faiths or without faith traditions to our monthly Community Table, offering a low-cost hot meal and good conversation.

For more information about these new activities, please email: socialaction@rosslynhillchapel.org.uk

In Hampstead, we are keen to provide services you care about and fill gaps for people facing financial hardship and loneliness. Working with Highgate Newtown Community Partners we’ll combine our networks to develop new ways of making our community better. Come and join in!

With thanks to Camden Council for grant funding and to Channing School for helping to make our new partnership happen. These services are expensive to run and maintain.
We welcome donations to our Social Action Fund: www.rosslynhillchapel.org.uk/donate

5 September 2023
Written By hncp

HNCP Summer Camp – A fantastic success for the third year in a row

Thank you to everyone who made this year’s HNCP Summer Camp such a fantastic success for the third year in a row.

The fun and educational summer camp, hosted by Channing School, welcomed around 40 children from eight local primary schools. The children enjoyed a variety of activities, including:

  • Morning workshops led by experienced teachers from Channing Junior School and Brookfield Primary School
  • Dodgeball, rounders, laser tag, drama, and arts and crafts, all provided by Active Day Camps
  • ‘The Olympics’: which showcased the new friendships they had made plus they enjoyed competing with each other to win medals!

One of the highlights was the animation course, led by a teacher from Brookfield Primary School. The children also took part in: ‘money maths’ lessons where they practised life skills such as budgeting to plan a party; and literacy lessons based around a Sci-Fi book which gave them the opportunity to practise their writing skills in exciting and purposeful ways.

Thanks to the Channing catering and facilities teams, attendees enjoyed healthy snacks and lunches and all equipment was provided, so the children just needed to bring themselves and their imaginations!

Jennifer Kung, Channing Director of Partnerships and HE, commented “Camps like these are invaluable in boosting children’s self-esteem, confidence and academic progress, helping them develop a growth mindset and greater self-efficacy. Our Education + partnership with HNCP, Brookfield Primary School and St. Aloysius’ College is a key part of our work in the local community, creating a positive impact for local children and their families. But the photos from this year tell the real story…and we can’t wait to do it all again next year!”

“It helped me step out of my comfort zone” – Emanuella
“I came here with no friends and now I have loads” – Olivia

We are very grateful to John Lyon’s Charity and The Young Camden Foundation for their funding.

19 July 2023
Written By hncp

Partners Services August Break

Our lunch clubs and Stay and Play sessions will be closed for this month.
We are sorry for any inconvenience, we start back September.
Our summer camp is running but all places are fully booked.
Many thanks,
The HNCP Team