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Aged 15-25? Tech-savvy? Become an iPal

The Abbeyfield Society, is a charity that provides accommodation, support and care to older people. With more than 500 supported living houses and 80 care homes in the UK, Abbeyfield’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for older people.

Integral to the homes are the teams of volunteers who underpin each Abbeyfield house. Their contributions range from activities such as chatting with residents to getting involved with bigger projects, like fundraising for new developments. One of their newer volunteer projects aims to bridge the gap between generations to teach our residents how to use iPads.

The scheme, titled ‘iPals’, has been running for a year and already 32 residents have become technology savvy with the help of 32 young IT Mentors. One resident watched their grandchildren open Christmas presents on Skype and one of the oldest residents – a 108 year old – is now on Twitter! The scheme involves a commitment of one hour per week over a twelve-week period. Abbeyfield provide all the necessary equipment alongside a training pack to ensure the young volunteers feel comfortable on their first day with us. All young volunteers are trained and supervised by people with the required DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service – used to be CRB) checks and volunteers aged 16 and above must also have a DBS check prior to starting.

Abbeyfield are currently recruiting young IT Mentors for our care home in Crouch End. If you are interested then have a look at their poster and email Jennifer Conway.

Thursday Get Togethers

Come and meet your neighbours for a friendly chat at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Stapleton Hall Road every Thursday from 11am – 1:30pm – light lunch provided.

Coffee and Co‘ is a free coffee morning for carers that takes place every Thursday from 10am – 12:30pm at Abide Church Hall, 145 Park Road, N8 8JD.

Neighbourhood Link

Haringey Borough Police is the latest Metropolitan Police borough to launch an innovative community messaging service to provide the public with news and information from their local police.

Called Neighbourhood Link, it is a free service that enables local residents, businesses and those who work in the borough to regularly receive information from the police.

Those signing up to Neighbourhood Link will receive emails and text messages about crime and safety in the areas they sign up to.

Through Neighbourhood Link, Safer Neighbourhoods teams will keep recipients updated with local police activity, crime prevention advice and what they are doing to address community concerns and make Haringey borough one of the safest in London.

Haringey Police Borough Commander, Sandra Looby said:

“I’m delighted to launch Neighbourhood Link in Haringey borough”

“Feedback from other boroughs using Neighbourhood Link has been extremely positive and I would encourage anyone living in, working in or visiting Haringey Borough to sign up to Neighbourhood Link and receive information about local police activity and what we are doing to address community concerns at a local level.”

Neighbourhood Link will also be used by other Metropolitan Police Service units to keep recipients informed in the event of a major incident impacting on London.
In order to receive messages, individuals will need to register their details. Registering is free of charge and will enable the police to send messages relevant to the areas where they live and work.

To register please visit www.neighbourhoodlink.met.police.uk.