The Cally Community Health Project does a huge amount of work for community health and welfar – Patriic there has sent a piece about what they do – if you know someone who might benefit – especially an elderly neighbour or friends – check out the activities here to find out more. Or if you have some spare time and want to give something back to the community find out how here. See below for more…..
‘The Cally Community Health Project (CCHP) develops, delivers and co-ordinate activities, events, and health campaigns in the Caledonian and Barnsbury wards. This year, CCHP marks its 10th birthday but while an independent charity today, it is thanks to Killick Street Health Centre which brought it into the world a decade ago.
‘In 1998, the Health Centre appointed a community health worker to establish Killick Street Community Health Project which was managed by Killick Street Community Health Trust from 2001. In 2005, the Project was renamed the Cally Community Health Project (CCHP) to better reflect the area it serves. In December 2006, CCHP became a company limited by guarantee and we were granted charity status in July 2007, a few days before the Cally Festival which we coordinated in Bingfield Park.
‘The current programme includes a weekly walking group, exercise classes afternoon tea and a challenging quiz for the over 55s, and theatre trips for the frail and elderly with transport to/ from the theatre. Please go to www.cchp.org.uk for full details. Four instructors run the classes, and a team of volunteers help with activities such as the ‘Over 55s Afternoon Tea and Quiz’ and ‘Meet Mr and Mrs Santa Claus’ which sees upward of 300 local children each year.
‘CCHP is also responsible for the Cally Messenger, a quarterly community health newspaper with a print run of 5,000. Please contact us if you would like to be added to our mailing list.
CALLY COMMUNITY HEALTH PROJECT
75 Killick Street, Islington, London N1 9RH
t: (020) 7427 2767
f: (020) 7427 2740
Charity Registration No. 1119838