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Help Remember Eleanor Rathbone, the Mother of Child Benefit

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the first payment of Family Allowance (now Child Benefit) grandmothers and great-grandmothers are being invited to share their memories by being interviewed for an Oral History Project. For more information, or if you want to share your memories or know someone who might, please contact: Lesley Urbach, Remembering Eleanor Rathbone, email or telephone 07976 608 786 or go to


CCS offers a range of opportunities for volunteering. Volunteers are recruited and managed by our Volunteer Co-ordinator, Azka Sohail, as part of the Breaks and Activities Team. 
Current volunteer roles include
  • Befrienders for older carers. Click here for role description.
  • Support at events and activities. 
  • General office and admin support, including mailings.
  • Publicity group (carer-volunteers). Click here for brief details. 
  • Members of the CCC Board of Trustees
  • Volunteer walk leader (see below):

Free one-day courses are available to anyone interested in leading walks for the Camden Walking for Health scheme. The training is aimed at anyone who would like to set up a new walk with an existing community or interest group, or volunteer with an existing or new health walk in Camden. It's a great way to socialise, keep active and find out more about your local area. You will join a team of volunteers and be fully supported by the Camden Active Living team.
To find out more about the course or to book a place email or phone 020 7428 8950. Click here for a Walk Leaders' newsletter. 

If you would like to know more about volunteering with CCS, please click Volunteering on the sidebar or contact Azka on the above phone number or email address.

Camden Carers' Voice

CCV is the independent voice of unpaid carers and former carers in Camden. It represents the interests and needs of carers by being carer-led, drawing on everyone's skills, talents and abilities to campaign and lobby for carers' rights. It is managed by a Steering Group of representatives - all carers or former carers. Find out more
Since 2014 CCS/CCV has had an an elected Camden councillor as its Carers’ Champion. From May 2015 this has been Councillor Richard Cotton.
CCV meetings dates:
The first meeting in 2017 was held on Thursday 16th February. The meeting included discussions around the Sustainability and Transformation Plan and what this could mean to carers in Camden, with Council Leader, Cllr Sarah Hayward. (The CCV Steering Group had earlier submitted a deputation to the Council to ensure any changes take into account the impact on carers.) 

Dates for future CCV meetings (all Thursdays, 10.30am - 12.30pm) are: 28th September to be held at Argenta House, 1 Aspern Grove, NW3 2AB.The last meeting of the year is an end of year celebration will be on 30th November, at the Mayor’s Parlour, Judd Street, Camden.

For further information on CCV, please contact Philippa Russell at Centre 404: 020 7697 1336 or email

Click here to download a flyer.


Wall Climbing for people with disabilities

Launching on 30th June 2017, taking place at Swiss Cottage Lesiure Centre, Adelaide Road, London, NW3 3NF.

Every Friday:
• 7-8pm Climbing for people who are blind or partially sighted.
• 8-9pm Climbing for wheelchair users and people with physical disabilities

Try your first session for free.
£5 per session per person aged 16+.

For more information and to register your interest, please contact Swiss Cottage Climbing Centre by calling 020 7974 1351 or email