Leading charities launch new Croydon Advice Services

Posted on July 17th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. 1 Comment

Four of Croydon’s leading charities are pooling their resources and expertise to create the first fully integrated advice and advocacy service for all adults in the borough who have social care and support needs.

Release Begins: Age UK Croydon, Croydon Hearing Resource Centre, Croydon Vision and Disability Croydon have spent the last nine months developing the new Advice Services Croydon (ASC) Service. ASC will be one of … Read More »

The Young Future of Croydon

Posted on December 10th, by Chris Gaisie in Politics & Society. No Comments

Chris Gaisie reports on the Reachin’ Higher awards, which took place last Thursday

It’s not often you’ll see people dressed up, enjoying a swanky three-course meal in a Hilton Hotel, all in honour of Croydon’s “youth”. On Thursday 5th December that’s exactly what happened – young people, parents, volunteers and charity partners all gathered together at Reachin’ Higher’s first ever Young People’s Awards. … Read More »

6,000 miles to Bolivia

Posted on July 17th, by Chris Gaisie in Politics & Society. No Comments

Chris Gaisie, currently in Bolivia, explains the global impact young and old Croydonians alike can have

On July 7th 2013 I, along with thirteen other eager volunteers aged 18-25, travelled roughly 6,000 miles to Cochabamba, Bolivia, where we’ll be staying for the next ten weeks. This is far from an extended holiday though; as part of the ICS Tearfund scheme, we’re working alongside local charities to … Read More »

My Magnificent Journey

Posted on May 23rd, by Chris Gaisie in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Local rapper and producer Chris Gaisie (aka “Picasso”) gives an insight into the production of his album, the proceeds of which will help support Croydon charity ‘Reachin’ Higher’

Seven months ago, I decided to make an album. With a dissertation to write and a degree to finish, it seemed like a bit of an inconvenient time to take on such a project. Still, … Read More »

3 London Road: Scope

Posted on December 7th, by Kake in History. 4 comments

Kake’s tour of London Road moves on to a building that’s seen well over a century of shoeselling.

The current occupant of 3 London Road is a Scope charity shop. Scope is a charity providing support and information to disabled people and their families, as well as running campaigns to fight prejudice, ensure equal inclusion in society, and work towards better support and services.

The shop at 3 London Road … Read More »