Healthy choices made easier for those on low incomes
An online platform dedicated to connecting and supporting the people of Camden
A one legged table is useless.....add more legs and it will stand on its own.
Promoting learning and empathy by taking on someone else's role for a day.
Recycling the wealth in Camden through localised peer to peer loans
Enabling access to free public transport and engaging people across communities
Employability website: CV and interview prep, forum to share skills, job ads.
To bring a positive change we need to use community development as a tool
Let's use the skills & goodwill of Camden residents - for Camden residents!
Donated food, given free in a community based cafe. Other supplies sold at cost.
No-one thrives when isolated. Learn your neighbours' names, not their lifestory.
People from the community meet on a Sunday in a cafe to sing songs like the old days
To pull together all agencies to have an overarching befriending programme.
The floating arts and crafts market along Regents Canal will be a place for people from the arts & crafts world, on low incomes and struggling to make their mark. Young and aspiring artists, designers, jewellery makers and fashionistas will be able to make, showcase and sell their work at the floating market. Most artists and designers struggle to find workspace and market selling space due to lengthy waiting lists and increasing rent costs. The floating arts & crafts market will be a new and free/subsidised outlet for Camdens talented designers to sell their work to Camden's residents and visitors alike. It will be a valuable asset to this innovative and vibrant borough, not just for its proud residents and designers but also for Camden's economic growth, development, regeneration and community cohesion.
Getting people with great people skills involved in their communities
A co-op to help HA residents get more from their homes.
Our Business strategy is straight forward: Do what you love and love what you do! Also known as: Living with a purpose We feel this is best achieved by realising practically that we are the co- creators of our own lives. We embrace an approach where our primary focus and challenge is to encourage the individual to take full responsibility and conscious command of their innate creativity.
Representing the spatial needs of low income communities in the planning process
Help local people make a living, by linking unmet needs to under-used resources
1. Encourage people to set up small businesses and Encourage online businesses.
Currently my cleaner who is Bulgarian comes to me from Edgware. My gardener who is Greek comes from Essex. Why don't you develop a Camden Local website with a list of people and their skills plus their hourly rate so residents can use locals.
Reclassify all "spare" rooms as studies or box roooms. This will save our Council tennants from falling victim to the bedroom tax.
The idea is that the person would be asked to work with a Voluntary Group on a Project and would get a payment for it. Ideas could be brainstomed with the Voluntary Groups that would add value to Camden in some way. The hours could be in the evenings or weekends for people who work on low income or during the week for people on benefits. This could increase their income and project would have meaning for Camden.
combine employment needs of the young with support needs of disabled people
Free energy efficiency repairs to reduce household bills for families.
THE CAMDEN CHALLENGE IDEA SUBMISSION DEADLINE HAS NOW PASSED
Thanks to all those who submitted, we are in the process of selecting ideas to work with on the day. Meanwhile, please do sign up on our Eventbrite page to join our teams on July 6th to be a part of helping the projects a reality!
We are looking for creative and new ideas for projects that support people to thrive, perhaps by making their money go further or finding new ways to reach their goals and aspirations.
Projects can be targeted at specific groups of people, like residents in one block, street or estate, or they can apply to people living across the borough of Camden. The project needs to be something that you are prepared to work on with others to make happen, rather than just an idea for a project you think that the council should do.
How it works:
If you have an idea, please register on Simpl Challenges and submit it below.
We will select a shortlist of the best ideas and invite the people behind the ideas to bring them to the Camden Challenge Day on Saturday 6th July. The ideas people will then work with Camden residents, businesses and designers to develop their ideas further.
At the end of the day, the teams will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges and the best ideas will be supported over the summer to take their ideas on to the next level, demonstrating impact and sustainability.
After this summer of support, the teams will pitch their project at a Dragon's Den in front of potential funders (there will be no council funding available for this) and investors in the early autumn.