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Nunhead Knocks is on LinkedIn!

July 25, 2020

Connect with each other and update your professional network.

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Stories

“I’m incredibly excited about the next phase of Nunhead Knocks”

July 20, 2020

Committee members Claire, Paddy and Charlie look back on their time in the group and how it should be structured in the future.

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Resources

Help people struggling to find work in your area

July 18, 2020

We’re assembling volunteers to contribute their expertise and help people in the community find jobs - you can sign up to help here.

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Stories

Coping with mental health conditions during lockdown

July 10, 2020

Residents of Nunhead and Peckham share how lockdown impacted their mental health.

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Local

Nunhead Reopening

July 10, 2020

Napura, Rat Race Cycles and The Waverley Arms share how lockdown has affected their trade and what easing restrictions means for them.

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Mental health and COVID-19

July 10, 2020

For many people, the toll on mental health is a significant impact of the coronavirus outbreak. We've collated some resources to help.

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Stories

We have cooked over 1000 meals for vulnerable people in the community

July 8, 2020

Anna explains how her team has served up over 1000 meals to people in the community, and shares one of her go-to recipes.

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Food insecurity and COVID-19

July 8, 2020

Coronavirus has impacted many people's ability to access food. Here are some local organisations working to tackle hunger and provide help.

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Local

Where to enjoy the sunshine locally

June 25, 2020

The Rye is difficult to beat for sun-soaking, but this post suggests a few ventures outside our corner of SE15.

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Local

Southwark Community Action Network Event

June 24, 2020

This Monday, join Community Southwark and share your ideas on community engagement, the COVID-19 lockdown, & societies most pressing issues.

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Stories

Performing for my local community has been joyous

July 2, 2020

Adrian Garratt is a professional violinist who has been performing ‘doorstep concerts’ for the community during lockdown.

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Stories

Refugee Week: “We wanted to make sure no one was falling through the gaps”

June 25, 2020

Sian Rees from Refugee Solidarity South East explains the importance of working together and ensuring that no one is left behind.

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Updates

How your donations have been making a difference to the Nunhead Knocks community

June 23, 2020

Thank you to each and every person who has put their time and money towards raising funds for Nunhead Knocks.

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Would you like a Nunhead Knocks buddy system?

June 19, 2020

A buddy-ship could help new starters settle in and build our volunteer community culture.

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How to celebrate Pride at home

June 16, 2020

We’ve rounded up some ideas for celebrating Pride at home

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Stories

Lockdown has given many people the time to support their community

June 25, 2020

Ian Williams, co-manager of The Green, talks about opening up the centre to Nunhead Knocks and the impact of lockdown on the community.

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Resources

Books, articles, and educational resources on history, anti-racism and the black experience

June 13, 2020

A non-exhaustive list of books and resources. Please send your additions to hello@nunheadknocks.com.

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Local

Local businesses and charities to support the black community

July 1, 2020

If you’re unable to protest or want to find other ways of supporting black people in the community, here are some ideas.

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Updates

Black Lives Matter

June 8, 2020

Get in touch with any ideas, questions or feedback, this is your network, for your community, and this conversation needs you.

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Stories

Volunteering has been something I’ve always wanted to do, I wish I’d done it sooner

June 25, 2020

Stephanie Mittiga talks about the people she’s been able to support and the impact Nunhead Knocks has had on the community

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Coronavirus is something that has affected everyone. But at Nunhead Knocks, people are so keen to lend a hand

June 25, 2020

Our volunteer Laura Spilsbury explains why volunteering is so important and how the community has come together.

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Stories

Not knowing your neighbours is typical of being in a city. I hope Nunhead Knocks has changed that

June 25, 2020

Nunhead resident of 30 years, Nick Cobb, talks about becoming a Nunnhead Knocks ‘Matching Master’ and staying creative in lockdown.

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Getting involved with Nunhead Knocks has opened my eyes to the community I live in

June 25, 2020

Alex is currently furloughed from his job in the charity sector and volunteers for Nunhead Knocks as an outreach coordinator.

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I saw the message and I thought; it’s such a small thing for me to be doing. And I wanted to be involved!

June 25, 2020

Marion Dewar has lived in the area for eight years and helps man the phones and emails for Nunhead Knocks.

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Volunteering has highlighted food and access inequality in a way that I’d never considered before

June 25, 2020

Paddy Holt helped set up NunUnFed, Nunhead Knocks’ cooked meals delivery service, while on furlough.

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Stories

Volunteering means I’ve gained new skills and new friends

June 25, 2020

IT team volunteer Sophie Malik shares what getting involved with Nunhead Knocks has meant to her.

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Local

Our round up of eco-friendly local businesses and initiatives

May 30, 2020

Our round up of fab businesses and initiatives in Nunhead and Peckham doing their bit for environment.

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Updates

Embracing sustainability at Nunhead Knocks

May 30, 2020

We now have a sustainability group who will be making recommendations on how we can reduce, reuse and recycle in all of our activities.

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Stories

Cooking nutritious food for NHS staff is really important to me

June 25, 2020

Catherine Solomons, co-owner of Nunhead restaurant 28 Well Hung and podcast host, shares why she's cooking for NHS staff during lockdown.

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Local

How London Rainbow are helping people stay connected (and how you can help!)

May 26, 2020

London Rainbow collect donated phones/tablets and distribute through health and care services to people isolated by Covid-19. Donate here.

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Local

SE15 Community Fund Appeal

May 23, 2020

Sophie, Becky and David from the SE15 Community Fund share how you can help those in tough financial situations, now and for the long-term.

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Updates

Help us shape the future of Nunhead Knocks

May 23, 2020

We want you to hear from you - complete our short survey to help shape the future of Nunhead Knocks.

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Updates

Celebrating 10 weeks of Nunhead Knocks

May 23, 2020

Claire Sheppard shares 10 highlights from 10 Weeks of Nunhead Knocks

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Stories

Why me and my daughter are climbing Everest (virtually) for Nunhead Knocks

July 2, 2020

Our fab fundraiser Ian shares what inspired the challenge and how it’s going so far.

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Updates

12 ways you can help get Nunhead Knocks to the people who need it most

July 2, 2020

The biggest issue we face right now is getting people who need us. Here's how you can help spread the word!

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NunUnFed goes live with cooked meals for those who need them

July 2, 2020

NunUnFed gets nutritious cooked meals to those who are unable to cook, don't have the equipment to or at high risk. Refer a neighbour here!

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Updates

Your quarantales

July 2, 2020

When we asked for your quarantales we had a fantastic response - thank you Luke Rowett for your poem!

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Thank you for shaping our priorities

July 2, 2020

Thank you everyone who completed the survey! See the initial results and priorities here.

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Updates

Setting our priorities

July 2, 2020

We need your help to set our priorities for the next fortnight. Click here to complete the survey.

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Local

Whats on(line) this week?

July 2, 2020

Can't go out but you can still keep fit, stay chill or develop some new skills thanks to your talented neighbours. Click here for more.

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Updates

How do we match our volunteers?

July 2, 2020

A dedicated group of volunteers has given lots of time and energy into ironing out the matching system. Read more here.

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Local

Nunhead business listings

July 2, 2020

We've compiled a list of local businesses who are still operating as usual, click here for more

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Resources

How to donate to food banks when you're self-isolating

July 2, 2020

Food banks across the country are struggling. Bankuet helps you donate food to people who need it now without leaving your house.

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Resources

Community resources for different lived experiences

July 2, 2020

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Local

The Feed Feed

June 25, 2020

Our lovely local businesses have started delivering - show your support and check our directory for fruit, veg, meat, fish and provisions.

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Updates

Your volunteer journey so far

June 25, 2020

Marketing champions, Ruth, Helen and Chris, will be bringing you news and good feels every week to update our community on all things NK!

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Updates

Nunhead Knocks - the first update

June 25, 2020

Local foodbanks are reliant on your donations and drop-in centres frequented by the most vulnerable in our communities have been closed.

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Local

#LoveYourLocal: supporting local businesses through merchandising

June 25, 2020

The impact of COVID-19 on our local communities has inspired Love Your Local to take action.

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Resources

LBGT+ Guide to Isolation from House of Pride

June 29, 2020

House of Pride have put together an amazing guide on mental & physical health, resources and support for the LGBT+ community.

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Updates

Nunhead Good News Feed

April 20, 2020

It's been a whirlwind week, so we took a few precious seconds to think about some of the great things that have happened because of you.

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Updates

Urgent volunteers needed for these roles

June 25, 2020

Your Nunhead Knocks team needs support so we can focus on our biggest priority - getting help to those who need it.

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Stories

The story of Nunhead Knocks aged one week

June 25, 2020

Claire Sheppard, a member of the local Women's Institute, started Nunhead Knocks a week ago with a Facebook post. Here's the story.

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