In The Press

Here is a list of articles and blogs featuring our work.


29/6/17: Tower Blocked, revealing film about life on Chalcots made by residents in 2005 Camden New Journal

In Tower Blocked (2005), Paul Perkins, from The Winch, challenged the council, the government and the council to explain why people were being left in an estate in disrepair. The frustration in every interview is clear.


7/6/15: "My Swiss Cottage: CEO of The Winch talks about tackling inequality" Ham & High

In our home we’ve also hosted hundreds of couchsurfers over the years and met some extraordinary individuals. The most inspiring have been those living authentically and purposefully, wherever they are.


24/3/15: "The Winch to launch second hand bike shop at 100 Avenue Road"  Camden New Journal

Chief executive of The Winch, Paul Perkins, explained that developers Essential Living, who last year had their controversial plans to build a 24-storey skyscraper at the site thrown out, had allowed them to use the space for free for six months.


12/3/15: "From Thai jail to booming business: Young entrepreneur thanks The Winch for helping to turn his life around" Camden New Journal

He said: “The support here is second to none. It is like a family here. I can’t even find the words to describe it really. I am so thankful for The Winch.


13/2/15: "The Winch appeals for council help in search for new home" Camden New Journal

The Winch, famous locally for the work it does with teenagers and vulnerable residents, had been in line to secure a new base from developers in an overhaul of 100 Avenue Road.


15/1/15: "Revolution kicks off! Reddot Academy in action" Camden New Journal

Reddot were a dominant force in the Camden Sunday League for more than 10 years before the club folded in 2012. We revealed last week how former player-manager Micky is now turning to kids from across Camden and Islington to help “build a new breed of talented footballers."


26/5/14: "Youth worker tells Iain Duncan Smith of 'soul searching'" Ham & High

The chief executive of a Swiss Cottage youth project told cabinet minister Iain Duncan Smith about the “soul-searching” the organisation has undergone since the murder of a young person in a gang dispute in 2011.


24/10/13: "Youth charity hopes to plug gaps in services" Camden New Journal

One of Camden’s longest-running youth charities aims to “glue” young people’s services together so no child “slips through the net".


1/8/13: "New chapter for community libraries" Camden New Journal

The next JK Rowling could spring from the desks of the Belsize Community Library after it was announced that aspiring writers will be offered space on an extra four days a week.


13/6/13: "'Belief' in business at the Winch as young entrepreneurs party with The Company" Camden New Journal

The Winch has celebrated its ground-breaking business mentoring scheme for young adults with a party.


30/5/13: "Lovin' spoonful as families eat together at community centre" Camden New Journal

Children are learning to love their food during family meals at a community centre.