Camberwell CAN

Camberwell CAN
Camberwell CAN

Visit www.southwarkcan.org to sign up and find out about your next CAN meeting!

Camberwell is one of the smaller Community Council areas yet its communities differ considerably from the less advantaged Brunswick and Camberwell Green wards towards the north and the more affluent area of South Camberwell that borders Dulwich.

  • Though the average proportion of Camberwell residents that are white is 47% (compared to the borough’s 54%)
  • Conversely, the average proportion of Camberwell residents that are Black/African/Caribbean /Black British is 35% (compared to the borough average of 27%)
  • Social rented properties at 50% is already one of the highest proportions in the borough, but in Camberwell Green reaches 64%.
  • More than 87% of residents in Camberwell Green live in flats and apartments, levels of benefit claimants in the ward are close to 18%, and the economically inactive represent almost 33%; all amongst the highest in the borough.

Southwark Council has prepared profiles for each Community Council area based on the 2011 census: here is the profile for Camberwell.

How CAN we help. If...

  • you have an idea for something you want to develop in your community;
  • you want to know more about issues, activities, groups and networks in your area; or
  • you are concerned about issues affecting your community;

then contact engage@communitysouthwark.org  .

Upcoming events and news for Camberwell:

Some places you can find out about local upcoming events are:

Southwark Council's "In My Area" website pages provide access to neighbourhood newsletters, local activities, meetings and consultations, and other associated local information.

Upcoming CAN Activities:

Visit the SouthwarkCAN website to find out about your next local Community Action Network Meeting: http://www.southwarkcan.org/come_along

Engaging with the Council and other public and statutory sector bodies:

You can find the contact details of your local councillors here

Issues

Initial discussions with local partners and people have identified a number of issues of concern to local people and their communities, including:

  • Affordable housing and accessing housing advice;
  • Digital inclusion and exclusion, and the dangers of excluding older communities;
  • Access to community facilities, and especially schools and academies who now exclude wider community use;
  • Education bodies failing those who are not academically gifted but would benefit from earlier access to technical/vocational skills training;
  • Lack of facilities for young people, and their lack of voice in decisions that affect them.

Local partner groups and people engaged in CAN development discussions so far:

Further web resources: