our vision

Our vision is for a thriving, vibrant and inclusive local community in Holborn.  That community will have opportunities to lead healthy lives, an environment that nurtures residents and a bridge for those who need to achieve their aspirations.


our mission

Our mission is to bring people together and improve the health and well-being of our community through arts, care, movement and play.


OUR VALUES

We are led by the community, listening to their voices, responding to their needs and empowering them.

We value partnerships as a way of working.

We believe having fun together is the best way to improve learning, health and well-being.


We are inclusive, creating safe welcoming spaces for the community.


We are led by the community, listening to their voices, responding to their needs and empowering them.

We believe having fun together is the best way tio improve learning, health and wellbeing.

We are inclusive, creating safe welcoming spaces for the community

 

We value partnerships as a way of working.

Our community

The Holborn and Covent Garden ward in Camden is home for nearly 15,000 residents.  Situated within the heart of central London, that resident community faces pressures: social isolation, a lack of outside public space, overcrowded social housing and issues of noise and air pollution.   These sit alongside the economic and health inequalities impacting communities across inner-city areas.  Balancing those pressures are engaged and active community members who work alongside the strong business community, and the wide array of cultural and academic institutions locally to bring benefit back to the wider community. HCA works with nearly 2200 people every year, receiving one-to-one support, attending group activities and community-wide events, with over 30,000 attendances annually.  

Our work is delivered across four work strands.

Arts

Our art programme focuses on Arts for Children and Young People, Arts Outreach and Arts for Wellbeing.  We work across all ages and backgrounds in a range of different locations and mediums, using art to strengthen and empower our community.

Care

HCA provides day centre care for vulnerable older people, respite care for carers and families and a befriending scheme linking volunteers with isolated older people.

Movement

We provide spaces for our community to exercise both body and mind, with an emphasis on coming together alongside physical achievement, and improving both physical and mental health. 

Play

Our thriving under 5’s stay and play sessions bring families from across our community together to meet and play. We also run activities for children to explore their local environment through unstructured play.