The Clerkenwell Connection Project

We all benefit from a well connected community

The Peel Institute is a charity that has been working within London communities since 1898. We provide support and space for residents to meet and make connections, building a strong network of support and creating a clear sense of belonging within the community.

The importance of our work has been recognised at the highest levels, with visits from the Princess of Wales, and the current patronage of HRH the Duke of Gloucester.

We have witnessed over the years the considerable impact that connecting communities can have on the whole community and today our vision is as relevant and necessary as it was when Peel was founded. As austerity bites further into government funding designed to support, educate and protect, and the rise of mental health issues point to the effect increasing isolation is having throughout our community, Peel’s role and vision has never been more imperative.

21st​ ​Century​ ​Peel​ ​-​ ​The​ ​Clerkenwell​ ​Project,​ ​Connections

We​ ​have​ ​what​ ​we​ ​need​ ​we​ ​just​ ​need​ ​to​ ​connect​ ​it…

Whilst we continue to tackle the issues of social deprivation and isolation in the area, we see exciting new opportunities emerging for collaboration with the business sector, to connect to the wider community.

As new energy, investment and focus is introduced into the area, there is an opportunity to bind this within the heart of the existing community, connecting resources to need and creating a trailblazing community cohesion model that will benefit us all.

Our​ ​aim​ ​is​ ​to​ ​build​ ​community​ ​networks​. Joining the considerable community capacity of expertise, experience, skills, time and talent, to where need and opportunity is greatest.

Phase One of this initiative is to identify capacity and explore how we can best work together. We are talking to as many local businesses and organisations as possible in order to gauge interest in Clerkenwell Connections and assess what this might involve.

If​ ​you​ ​would​ ​like​ ​to​ ​learn​ ​more,​ ​please​ ​contact​ ​us​ ​ ​connect@peelinstitute.org.uk