Category Archives: Interviews

Lesley Johnson is coming in to talk about Legal and Illegal Drugs, and The impact on Families and society

Lesley Johnson is coming in on Tuesday 26th September to talk to John Smeeton Lesley has a BA Hons in Criminology and started with Haringey Local Authority as their Drugs Adviser. Then worked with schools and the police for 10 years. Having moved to Enfield, the role evolved into “ Vulnerable Young person’s Adviser”  working with Schools, Police, and partner agencies such as Drug Treatment services, Social Services, parents and directly with young between ages of 11- 18. Lesley retired last year after a total of 25 years in the “business”. We will talk about Legal and Illegal Drugs, The impact on individuals,The impact on Families, and Society. The role of Schools and Education, and the role of Parents and of course legalisation. DON’T MISS IT !!!!!!!! 1pm to 3pm

Autism Direct Tuesday 18th September 1pm to 3pm

John Smeeton has two guests Liza Dresener (Director) and Mary Oketch (Adult Autism Support Manager) coming in to talk about Resources for Autism. Resources for Autism is a registered charity  they provide practical services for children and adults with an autistic spectrum condition and for those who love and care for them. They have a team of trained, enthusiastic and kind staff and volunteers offering a wide range of support. All the staff are autism specialists who understand communication and sensory

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice

On Tuesday 22nd of May between 1 and 3pm Join John Smeeton when Rebecca Lowe comes in to update us on the progress and talks about Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice a community-based hospice service providing support for children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families in North and Central London and Hertsmere. In 2017 we looked after 234 families (up from 189 in 2017), provided 3,850 hours of specialist care and organised 43 Family Activities events. However we need to provide more care for more children, and that is why we are building the Ark, the first children’s hospice building in North and Central London. It will be a home-from-home for seriously unwell children, where they will be given the time and space to be children, and not just patients. Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice recently celebrated a build milestone for the Ark – the erection of our oak frame for the central atrium. The atrium of The Ark will be a communal area with natural light, windows looking out onto the nature reserve and a warm welcoming environment. It will feature a café and seating areas where parents can meet each other for a chat over a coffee and slice of cake’

 

 

Food Banks

Kerry Coe The Manager of North Enfield Food Bank  is coming in to Afternoon delight on Tuesday 20th March between 1 and 3pm to talk to John about Food Banks and how they work. The Foodbank Network was founded in 2004 after four years of developing the original foodbank based in Salisbury. Since then The Trussell Trust has helped communities work together to launch foodbanks nationwide in a wide range of towns and cities.In 2016/17, The Trussell Trust’s Foodbank Network provided 1,182,954 three-day emergency food supplies and support to UK people in crisis. Of these, over 430,000 went to children

Councillor Daniel Anderson Recycling

Councillor Daniel Anderson is coming in to Afternoon Delight to join John Smeeton on Tuesday 13th March between 1 and 3pm to discuss should residents across North London bother to recycle? What are some of the costs associated with waste (for Councils and residents)? Can they really be avoided?How are Councils making it easier to recycle?Thinking out of the box – what ideas do we have to make recycling easier. It’s not just about what goes into your bin. It’s what we keep out of the bin that is important too.

Noah’s Ark Children’s Charity

Rebecca Lowes comes in to Afternoon Delight on Tuesday between 1 and 3pm on the 6th March to talk to John about The Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice who help families make every precious moment count. They do this by providing clinical, practical and emotional support to babies, children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families living in North and Central London and Hertsmere. There are more than 1,200 children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions in our catchment area, but currently no children’s hospice building. Through our Building The Ark campaign we’re raising funds to construct North and Central London’s only children’s hospice building – The Ark.

Ruth Waxman

Ruth Waxman joins John Smeeton on Afternoon Delight this Tuesday 27th February between 1pm and 3pm. Ruth has been a diabetes healthcare campaigner since she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes two decades ago. Her journey has included setting up and chairing a Diabetes UK local group, helping get a useful booklet for local people with diabetes published, meeting local MPs to discuss diabetes issues to keep it high on their agenda, being taken on as an ‘expert patient’ for NICE to talk about new drugs for diabetes and more recently sharing her experience of diabetes care in Parliament.