• Get involved

    Do you have some free time to make the Chalcots healthier, happier and more connected?

    We are partnering with Street to Scale and have a limited number of £100 pre-loaded cards to give to Chalcots residents who have a burning idea on how to make Chalcots more connected, healthier and happier. It could be an activity, event, art installation or something else aiming to engage your neighbours, friends and everyone else living on the Chalcots.

    We are also looking to recruit a Board of local residents to form the Chalcots Bank Board for 3 months. Board members will decide which resident ideas should receive funding to make the Chalcots more connected. We have neen given £1000 by London Bourough of Camden to set up the Chalcots Bank. The only criteria for becoming a Board member is that you are aged 16 or over and live on the Chalcots.

     

    The deadline to register your interest is 5pm on Thursday, 28th of March.

  • Here are some ideas from your neighbours

  • What we do

    Making the Chalcots a more connected, healthier and happier place

     

     

    Chalcots Community Action is a community-led systems change project based on the Chalcots Estate in Swiss Cottage. In this development phase we are working with the residents on the estate to find out their vision for the Chalcots Estate, what residents feel they can contribute to support their neighbours, and what ideas they have to make it a healthier, happier and more connected place. A document called the Chalcots Manifesto will be produced that is community owned, capturing the goals of the community by the end of February 2019. The format of the manifesto is yet to be determined but may include film, art and words.

     

    This work builds on the initial consultation of 84 Chalcots residents where issues were raised around isolation particularly of older people, poor mental health, the separation of communities and anti-social behaviour. People indicated that they had an appetite for social action

    “We should have neighbourhood events to bring us together and look after each other”.

     

    We have employed eight diverse residents including 3 young people as Community Organisers to research what the Chalcots residents think, by interviewing them. We will also hold workshops in the new year to explore more closely the themes that emerge.

     

    We learn what works through action, by testing out resident’s ideas for activities and events. We are partnering with Street2Scale to hand out pre-loaded credit cards with £100 to be given to residents. For more details scroll down!

     

  • Who We Are

    Meet our Community Organisers!

    Tancia Ntela

    I’m 22 years old and I am currently completing my Bachelor’s degree in Advertising at the University of the Arts London. In my spare time I do street photography and I listen to all different genres of music.

     

    If you see me around the Chalcots do not hesitate to say hi, ask questions about the North Camden Zone project or share your latest favourite track!

    Idil Nunow

    I am 18 years old and have lived in Burnham for all my life. I have chosen to become a Community Organiser because I am interested in your views about the estate.

     

    My role in collecting your views and experiences is important, but so is yours as a resident. We will need your help to make things happen on the Chalcots.

    Abel Parreira

    The Chalcots has been my home for over 25 years. I am a multi-media graduate and have worked on video production, music production, DJing and as a football coach.

     

    I think this is an important project because we all want to have a better and more fulfilling experience in the Chalcots estates and working in my community gives me real pleasure and satisfaction. .

    Nassima

    Taylor-Chakroune

    I am 22 and a recent psychology graduate. I currently work as a play worker with children with autism, which I really enjoy. In the future, I would love to start my own business, teach and motivate people, and of course, travel the world!

     

    I have chosen to become a Community Organiser because I love to meet and connect with the amazing people in my community, and make some positive changes, that we can all be involved with.

    Maria Emmanouilidou

    I am from Greece and work as a SEN teacher at Swiss Cottage School. I primarily help my pupil's learn and acquire skills that can improve the quality of their lives.

     

    As a Community Organiser, I would like to actively help my community become a great place for everyone to live and grow up in. I am willing to strive to address social challenges and set standards in place to implement best practices.

    Abdi Kadir Ahmed

    I am a father, youth worker, school governor and Restorative Justice panel member. I really enjoy working with people, challenging inequality, breaking down barriers and accelerating social mobility across all communities.

     

    I am a strong believer in social community action, sourcing solutions & advancements within the locality. There is much strength from unity than there is division.

    Bridget Higgins

    I am a wife, mother and grandmother and trained and worked as a nurse. Living in Bray for over 30 years, I have been actively involved with the Tenants and Residents Association.

     

    My interests are darts, quizzes, jigsaws, voluntary work with the TRA and my Church. I like to help people. When given a task or problem to solve, I will see it through to the end.

    Mary-Ann Gilroy

    I've lived in Dorney with my family for the last two and a half years. I volunteer with the baby feeding team in Camden and I am a volunteer parent champion.

     

    I am excited to be part of the North Camden Zone project. I can't wait to work together with my neighbours to make our community a better place to live for everyone.

  • Upcoming Events

    Chalcots International Lunch

    North Camden Zone and some of the Community Organisers, who are also Chalcots residents are organising the Chalcots International Lunch, an event to celebrate the cultural diversity on the Chalcots through food.

     

    You can bring your family and neighbours down to the Winch to enjoy an afternoon of good food, great company and even win prizes by taking part in a quiz. So far we have Somali, Maroccon and Greek food and we need a few more residents to cook a dish that they love and think represents their culture. You can also bring drinks or snack traditional to the place you identify with. The food should be enough for 6-7 people and you will be reimbursed.

    This is a family friendly event and we will provide creche, but you will need to book your place in advance.


    The event will take place on Saturday, the 6th of April from 12-3pm at the Winch, NW3 3NR. We have 30 places available. The event is free to attend but you will need to book your place and let us know if you would like to cook.

     

    For any questions please contact Maddie at madalina@northcamdenzone.org or 020 75868731.

     

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