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The Camberwell A-Z

As you may of heard, Camberwell Arts Festival is going digital this June. The theme of this year’s festival is the A – Z of Camberwell. In March & April we had an online poll for the public to pick their definitive A – Z. This afternoon we will be releasing these themes through our newsletter, and each day thereafter we are releasing one letter a day on social media. We are asking the public to respond with their artwork (drawing, poetry, dance, theatre etc), which we will be collecting and hosting as an online exhibition during the festival (13 – 21 June).

A quick sample of our first three days

  • A is for Art School
  • B is for Burgess Park
  • C is for Camberwell Fair


We’re interested in getting as broad and diverse range of responses as possible. So we thought we’d reach out and encourage Camberwell service users to respond to the theme’s so we can include their works in our online exhibition.

Our full list of A-Z selected themes are on our website – https://www.camberwellarts.org.uk/camberwell-a-z. As I mentioned we’ll be highlighting a new letter every day on our social media channels. You can submit works by responding to our hashtah #CamberwellAtoZ or via our uploader https://www.camberwellarts.org.uk/upload-camberwell-a-to-z.

We’d be delighted to hear from service users and include them in the A – Z!

Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about the A – Z of Camberwell, or the festival in general.

Shauna Blanchfield

Camberwell Arts Festival 2020
Digital Coordinator

 

1 month ago

Southwark Carers

Southwark Council are running a Carers Support Workshop on 6th August from 11.00-1.00pm.

The workshop is to improve support offered to Carers in Southwark.

Adult Social Care would like to talk to you about the help that you need now, in the future and the help that you could have done with in the past.

For details of the Zoom Meeting please contact info@southwarkcarers.org.uk or phone 02077084497.

If you are unable to attend this meeting there will be other opportunities to participate.
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3 months ago

Southwark Carers

The Board of Trustees of Southwark Carers would like to send their heartfelt wishes and thanks to all carers in Southwark and beyond, as we celebrate this Carers’ week.

Once seen as a personal and private matter in family/community life, unpaid caring has become one of the most important social and economic policy issues in this country, and indeed globally. Without unpaid carers health and social care systems, around the world, would collapse.

Three out of five people in the UK will become carers at some point in their lives and may not even be recognised as such. Although caring can be rewarding, it can, as we all know, impact on many areas of our lives – physical, social, emotional, economic, and so, it is vital that carers receive external support.

So this week, let us take this opportunity to highlight what we, as carers, do daily, and make “visible” our value and the contribution we make not only to our cared for person/s but to the NHS, social care and to the whole country. Carers save the economy £132 billion every year. This equates to a saving to the national economy of £19,336 per carer.

There are an estimated 26,000 carers in Southwark, carers save the local economy £502,736,000 per annum.Please know that the staff team and the Board at Southwark Carers invite and welcome any new carers, particularly those who may be struggling on their own, to get in touch and register with us. So those of you reading this message who might know of any “hidden” or “invisible” carers, please encourage them to make contact.We trust you will take part in and enjoy the activities offered this week online.

With all good wishes,
Mary Jacob
Chair
Board of Trustees, Southwark Carers
June 2020
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3 months ago

Southwark Carers

Carers Week 8th -14th June
Making Caring Visible

Pre-launch Event Carers Film Group. Saturday 6th June
Showing I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings an adaption of Maya Angelou’s award winning novel.
Film show starts at midday until 2.00pm followed by a Zoom catch up and discussion between 2.00-3.00.
For details call the office.

Throughout the week we will be promoting our single Unstoppable An Anthem for Carers. This is as a tribute to carers who are unfailing in their devotion, dedication and support of their loved ones. Carers who always go that extra mile. This has been written with Carers by a Carer and features local carers and their loved ones. For more details please see website For every £2.50 raised we will be able to provide an additional carer with emotional support over the phone. Please give generously.
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6 months ago

Southwark Carers

Good Afternoon,

We are in challenging times, and the Government has asked everyone to limit non-essential travel, practice social-distancing and where possible stay at home in order to stem the transmission of the Coronavirus.

Data collected over the weekend shows that there are still far too many people travelling on our tube services and across the transport network (bus/tram etc). We need to help to reduce the use to essential travel only.

To help us to reach out as widely as possible across our communities, our marketing and design team have been working this weekend to create posters and tweets in the top 14 languages spoken in London.

These are:

Bengali
Polish
Turkish
Gujarati
Panjabi
Urdu
French
Arabic
Tamil
Portuguese
Lithuanian
Romanian

The message is: Do not travel unless it is essential. This is to stop the spread of Coronavirus and save lives. Check TfL.gov.uk

Attached is a copy of the poster promoting this message that can be used for tweets; newsletters; email comms. Also attached is the final poster which will be placed in tube stations and at bus stations; tram stops etc across London.

I would be grateful if you could help us using your social media channels to promote this message (using the above/attached text) and poster.

Many thanks in advance for your support.

Robert Varney
Local Communities & Partnerships | Public Affairs & External Relations | Transport for London
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Southwark Carers
3rd Floor, Walworth Methodist Church,
54 Camberwell Road, London, SE5 0EN
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020 7708 4497

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Nearest tube – Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines).

Nearest Railway Station – Elephant & Castle

Buses from Elephant and Castle – ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45