July LWN meeting – Cripplegate Foundation – 06/07/22


The second Local Wellbeing Network meeting for the Central Locality took place today in the stylish office of the Cripplegate Foundation. I warm thank you to host and network member, Laura Guy and a sincere thanks to all that attended. We saw an increase from an initial 7 attendees in June to a raucous 24 for July, with many new faces and some inspiring organisations. As usual, here is a write-up of the meeting including the details of all attendees and a brief summary of what was discussed and where the group are going moving forward.

The Local Wellbeing Networks Coordinator, Charlton, welcomed the group and briefly described the contextual background of the project for new members (available here) and asked any of June’s attendees to describe their experience. Michalina from the Maya Centre described a useful initial meeting and the opportunity to hear from other organisations that may help her client base of women in Islington. After this introduction, the group spent the majority of the meeting going round and introducing themselves, their service and their motivation for this type of community meeting. For the purpose of visibility and connectivity, see below for a list of attendees, their organisation and their contact information:


Anna Njie, Go Africa –

Cefa Karabag, MTSS –

Claire Whitfield, Help On Your

Cliff Joseph, Voluntary Action

David Batchelor, Help On Your Doorstep Volunteer –

Emily Snowden, AgeUK

Gill Carter, Help On Your

Jay Moon, Help On Your Doorstep Volunteer –

John Acton, Eagle Recovery

Joseph Atiase, Single Homeless

Katherine Sturt-Scobie, Little Angel

Laura Guy, Cripplegate

Marija Mikne, BIG

Maxine Richmond, Eagle Recovery

Michalina Popiolek, Maya

Nicky Ludgate, Help On Your Doorstep –

Nicola Maskrey, Islington

Oliver Raizon, Talk for

Primrose Christie, Octopus Community

Rose Nambago, The Maya

Roshni Shah, Elizabeth House Community

Ryan Elsam, Keller Williams Estate

Sally Miller, AgeUK

Tsigereda Tekletsadik, Octopus Community


After a short networking break, Charlton summarised the work of the group so far and raised the importance of following two directional paths:
1. Tangible Action (how to translate this energy and commitment into tangible outcomes for North locality residents)
2. The Sustainability of the Network (how to retain members, drive momentum and harness the insight and experience of attendees to keep the project running successfully)

These two points will form the initial underlying basis of the network meetings and will be critical questions for members to ask themselves and answer once the formation and introductions have taken place. That being said, the network meetings will resume in September to allow for an August summer holiday break and will look forward to building on momentum gained thus far.

September’s meeting venue will be released upon confirmation and this post will be updated with details and registration information. If you would like any additional information or support, please contact Local Wellbeing Networks Coordinator, Charlton at