Joining Claremont is easy and free! Our classes and groups are for people aged 55 and over. Most of our members are from Islington, although we do have some funding for those living elsewhere.
To join, please either call us on 020 7837 3402 to make an appointment or just drop into the office. Please note that the office closes for lunch between 1-2pm and that Friday is usually very busy for us and is not the best time to drop in!
Our address is Claremont, 24-27 White Lion Street, London N1 9PD and clicking here will give you a map view of where we are: Map. We are well-served by public transport, being close to Angel tube station and there are a very wide range of buses stopping close to us, including: No 73, 476, 30, 205, 215, 4, 19, 30, 38, 56, 153, 394, and 274. There is generally no free parking in the area.
The Claremont joining process involves filling out a form, giving us your personal contact details, and we also take a photo of you for your membership card. We will also give you information on our data and privacy policies, a Terms and Conditions of Use agreement, and a short questionnaire about well-being. This questionnaire helps us to know how we’re doing and is offered to you again 3 months after you join. After a few days, your membership card will be ready for collection and can be used when attending classes. (You can attend classes before you get your card – just give the tutor your full name.) Classes range in price and are typically around £2; some are totally free.
For when the class is scheduled, please click here: Calendar
We currently also run one of London’s oldest Social Prescription services. This is aimed at helping Doctors and others in front-line health services direct older patients to appropriate services with us and partner organisations. The service is especially helpful for those who are not already engaged in social activities and those wanting classes after a fall, stroke, operation, or bereavement. The service is generously supported by Islington Giving. Please call our office for more information.
Our psychotherapy service for all adults based in Islington. Please see Psychotherapy for more information on joining this service.
Other ways you can be involved:
- Volunteer to give a talk, a workshop, or a recital
- Help with set-up, preparations, serving, and clean-up at our seasonal parties (there’s usually dancing, too!)
- Help by providing food or drink, either our regular supplies (tea, coffee, biscuits, sugar, etc) or for our parties
- Help by supporting the tutor costs of our groups and classes
- Give something in memory of someone close to you to support our activities and the charity