Community Integration

A thriving and valued part of the local community

Current Projects

Priscilla Wakefield House is a vital part of the local community. As well as ensuring that our residents have ample opportunity to get out into the local community through visits to local shops and parks, we enjoy inviting the community through our doors to forge links and build relationships with the local community.

Dickens Café

Dickens Café

Our on-site cafe is a great space for residents to socialize with family and friends. Housed just off our main reception area, the cosy cafe offers a safe and familiar environment, allowing residents to enjoy a café experience without needing to venture outside. The cafe also plays host to a monthly Dining Around the World experience, as well as regular Fish & Chips nights – family and friends are invited to attend.

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Supporting green space

Supporting green space

We have recently started an initiative to improve the green space opposite our home. Working in partnership with the local Residents Association, we have invited our local community to get involved in a monthly cleanup and planting event. Our aim is to create an appealing and safe space for all to enjoy.

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The PWH Shop

The PWH Shop

Our small shop runs every week on Tuesday at reception and is a shop from which our residents, relatives, friends, staff and visitors are able to purchase a selection of sweets, chocolates, biscuits, drinks, fruits, etc. Being in charge of running the shop has given one of our residents a renewed sense of confidence and self-esteem. The shop also provides a stimulating activity which allows residents to exercise choice and decision making.

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Schools, education and volunteers

Schools, education and volunteers

We have worked hard to build positive links with local schools and colleges, from getting residents involved in art projects, to encouraging companionship and intergenerational friendships by hosting school visits.

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Haringey CCG Activity Coordinators Forum

Haringey CCG Activity Coordinators Forum

As a team we attend the quarterly Haringey Activities Coordinator forum led by Haringey CCG which has been very supportive in sharing relevant information, best practice, training and providing links with other organisations.

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Meeting the spiritual needs of our residents

Meeting the spiritual needs of our residents

We make every effort to meet the religious and spiritual needs of our residents. From links with local Buddhist Temples, to close ties with a number of local Churches (Canaan Church, St Ignatius Church, St John Vianney Church, Church of Christ and Stoke Newington Seventh Day Adventist Church), we will do all we can to support the wishes and beliefs of our residents.

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The Flower Bank

The Flower Bank

We are delighted to receive flowers on a weekly basis from The Flower Bank. As well as brightening up our surroundings, we’re supporting an organisation which works with young offenders to create floral displays from flowers that would otherwise be thrown away. Ursula Stone, the founder of the organisation, also does workshops with our residents creating floral arrangements. Several of our residents created floral arrangements which were entered into Tottenham Flower & Produce Show in September. One of our residents was delighted to receive second place.

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Local community

Local community

We are active members of the local community supporting our residents to engage with community organisations to enjoy opportunities to socialise and interact. We regularly visit The Irish Centre, the Wellness Cafe at Alexandra Palace and have been regular attendees at a monthly Tea Dance at New Park Daycentre.

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Come and see us

We have an open door policy which means you are welcomre to visit at anytime.

You can call us on 0208 777 6666

if you have any questions or if you need further information