Category Archives: Befriending Scheme

#Befriending Scheme at Millman Street Community Centre: Connie and Alan

Holborn Community Association’s Befriending Scheme matches isolated older people with volunteers, who offer weekly visits, friendship and an all-important link to the wider community and the outside world. As an example of its work, the scheme has continued the pairing … Continue reading

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#Camden Mela 2017#Holborn Community Association Befriending Project

Last Sunday (16th July), HCA’s Befriending Manager, Kate, along with our Bangladeshi Befriending Worker, Hanif, attended the 2017 Camden Mela at Coram’s Fields. They shared a table with colleagues from Camden Carers’ Centre, promoting HCA volunteering opportunities and services across our … Continue reading

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#Jazz Mystery Resolved: #Festival In A Box Jazz band at Millman Street Centre

Last Friday (July 14th), Millman Street Community Centre once again hosted a performance from a hitherto anonymous jazz band from the Bloomsbury Festival In A Box people.  This time, however, courtesy prevailed and the names of the performers were noted:  They … Continue reading

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#HCA Befriending Project at Camden Mela 2017

This Sunday, 16th July, HCA’s Befriending Manager, Kate, along with Hanif, our Bangladeshi Befriending Worker, will be recruiting volunteers and promoting services at Camden’s Annual Mela. The event takes place at Coram Fields, 93 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1DN.  From … Continue reading

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#Open Day at Millman Street Community Centre 2017

Last Friday (16th June), Millman Street Community Centre held its annual Open Day.  Your HCA hack arrived at the Centre to a hubbub of preparations, as garments both vintage and new were put on clothes rails, the buffet was being … Continue reading

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#HCA at University College London Volunteers’ Fair

Last Thursday (6th October), Kate Blackshaw – Holborn Community Association’s Befriending Scheme Organiser, ran a stall at University College London’s [UCL] Volunteers’ Fair, which was held between 12 noon and 3:30pm. “Volunteering is embedded in UCL’s culture,” Kate said.  “Even … Continue reading

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Meet our New Befriending Scheme Organiser

Holborn Community Association is pleased to announce that there will be a new Befriending Scheme Organiser at Millman Street Community Centre.  Kate will be setting up a service for lonely and isolated people over 55 in the Holborn area.  She will … Continue reading

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