Enfield Caribbean Association
A member of the Council of Leaders, The COL
Luncheon Club Cancelled!
June 2019 Windrush Day
January 2019 Careers Day
The ECA set up a befriending Service in April 2019 to January 2020. The service was supported by a grant from Enfield Small Projects Fund. The befriending programme offered a service primarily to elderly Caribbean residents of Enfield and to people who were identified as having particular needs, usually involving social isolation, often within a specific geographical location
We offered Face-to-face befriending which is the most common kind of befriending and involved matching of volunteer befrienders from the local community with a befriendee. Befrienders met befriendees in their home and for one or two hours a week.
The corona virus has hit us all unexpectedly and has affected everything that we do. It has caused us to change our everyday habits and has led to isolation particulary for the elderly and vulnerable who may be isolationg alone. This is a time when we need to come together to support one another in any way that we can.
Enfield Caribbean Association trustees and volunteers are making regular telephone contact with our elders to check that they are okay and offer to do any errands if necessary. If you know anyone who would appreciate telephone contact or additional support, please email us on; email@example.com or
Enfield Caribbean Association is working with Edmonton Street Watch to continue to help older BME in Enfield during this difficult time. A food distribution hub in Edmonton is being set up to ensure our elderly, others vulnerable to Covid-19 and families experiencing financial difficulties in Enfield have access to food.
The food parcels provide a helping hand and will often include fresh fruits and vegetables and is delivered free to your front door. If you need support obtaining food, know of anyone who may need assistance or you wish to volunteer to drop-off food parcels once a week at doorsteps across Enfield, please call Colin on 07947 684 640 or REGISTER online
Visit website: http://www.enfieldcaribbeanconnexions.co.uk/
Thankyou to all our supporters.
Take care and stay healthy
Welcome to the Enfield Caribbean Association. We are a small charity with big ideas based in the London Borough of Enfield. We provide services and social events for the local community, in particular those of Caribbean descent.
Formed in 1986, we are Enfields oldest Carbbean association. At the heart of our values lies a commitment to equality treating all with respect and working to promote cohesion through living our core values.
Our mission is to create an inclusive, fair and equal Enfield community, in which people of Caribbean origin can develop their full potential as visible, positive participants and contributors to the lifeblood of the Borough
ENFIELD CARIBBEAN ASSOCIATION
Black History Month
The Association has contributed to many local initiatives, including a campaign to mark the bicentenary of the 1807 Abolition of the North Atlantic Slave trade with the commemorative plaques now in place at Enfield Civic Centre, Edmonton Library and Community House, Enfield.
Every year the ECA puts on a production to inform, enlighten and encourage people of colour of all ages about the rich cultural heritage. The 2016 event was entitled Black Firsts: A celebration of those who were the first in their field in the UK. Among the speakers were Sir Godfrey Palmer OBE, the first black professor in Scotland, Mrs. Helen Grant, the first black woman to be elected as a Conservative MP, and Leroy Logan MBE, founder member of the National Black Police Association.
If you are a journalist, blogger or budding writer please contact us and get your blogs and stories up on the ECA website