Tottenham Community Choir: www.tottenhamcommunitychoir.org The London Medical Orchestra frequently performs its Christmas Concerts in conjunction with the Tottenham Community Choir. Tottehham Community Choir was founded in 2009 for local people to sing, have fun, and get involved with their local community. They are a non-audition group, open to anyone. They sing a wide range of musical styles, and perform around Tottenham and further afield. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings at Chestnuts Community Centre, N15
Bella Cora: www.bellacora.co.uk London Medical Orchestra occasionally performs with this unique female vocal ensemble
St Mary Brookfield Church: https://www.stmarybrookfield.com London Medical Orchestra performs the majority of its concerts at this church. The orchestra has been associated with St Mary Brookfield for many years.
Arts 4 Dementia: arts4dementia.org.uk Arts engagement is the best medicine for dementia! Arts 4 Dementia offers challenging workshop programmes with arts organisations for people in the early stages of dementia and their carers. The A4D website provides the only national listing of arts events accessible for people living with dementia, enabling them to find stimulating opportunities nearby; and they train arts facilitators from all around the country in early stage dementia awareness. The almost 700 trained to date will deliver arts events to over 13,000 people with dementia and carers in the coming years. A4D focuses on what people can achieve, often very much more than they imagine.
Recent workshop programmes have included Ceramics at the Garden Museum, Poetry at the National Poetry Library (Southbank Centre), Ballet at the Royal Opera House (with the assistance of a dancer from the Royal Ballet) and Scriptwriting at the Royal Court Theatre. Typically, these are 8-10 week pilot programmes and many are then continued without the direct involvement of A4D. A4D is currently delivering a Textile Design programme with Rosetta Arts and the Newham Community Renewal Programme.
We never cease to be amazed by the creativity of our participants – who just happen to have dementia.
A4D is this year (2019) a Co-op local cause. If you shop there, please become a member and select us as your cause. A4D is a Registered Charity No 1140842
Spectra: spectra-london.org.uk Spectra works to improve the choices, health and well-being of people, often from diverse and marginalised communities, including the LGBT communities. Empowering positive, informed choices about health, including sexual health, emotional resilience and wellbeing, and working to combat isolation, stigma and risk.
They provide supportive, knowledgeable, non-judgmental services which are all peer led, meaning they are delivered by people from the communities they work with themselves. They are proactive in identifying the needs of all their clients and supporting them.
Spectra aims for knowledgeable, aware and empowered individuals and communities who have clear, accurate, credible and non-judgemental wellbeing and health information and quality services that are relevant and accessible.
Registered Charity No. 1174045
Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants: islingtoncentre.co.uk The Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants works to create a strong, positive, community for people who have been displaced from their countries of origin due to persecution, war, and poverty.
Rare Dementia Support: www.raredementiasupport.org Advice. Community. Learning. Our vision is for everyone affected by, or at risk of a rare dementia, to have access to information, tailored support, and contact with others affected by similar conditions in a space of mutual respect and understanding.
Mind in Haringey: www.mindinharingey.org.uk Mind in Haringey provides information, advice and support to people affected by mental health problems, primarily in Haringey. We work to prevent mental health problems, promote mental well being and ensure those with mental health problems are respected and included in our local community.
Our mission is to support anyone in Haringey with mental health issues by listening to people, defending their rights and helping them to lead fulfilling lives
CARIS Islington: www.carisislington.org Caris Islington is a registered charity which runs two projects in Islington - a Bereavement Counselling Service for children and adults, and a cold weather night shelter for homeless people in Islington.
Sarcoma UK: sarcoma.org.uk Offering a wealth of support services to people with sarcoma and their families and carers.
Freedom from Torture: www.freedomfromtorture.org Around the world, torture is still used to silence and destroy lives. We stand with survivors, providing therapy and support, and fighting for change together.
We provide specialist psychological therapy to help asylum seekers and refugees who have survived torture recover and rebuild their lives in the UK. And we provide training for professionals working with torture survivors.
With survivors, we campaign for change in the UK and across the world. Together, we raise awareness and influence decision-makers about torture and its impact.
National Autistic Society: www.autism.org.uk We are the UK's largest provider of specialist autism services. Our trained staff and volunteers bring passion and expertise to the lives of 100,000 autistic people every year. In this section, you'll find services directed towards autistic people, parents and carers and professionals.