Living & Learning Together

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SHAK is a resident led charity based on the Alexandra and Ainsworth estate in the Kilburn Ward of Camden, London, dedicated to supporting residents and young people living in an area of high deprivation.

Our Mission is to work with local young people and adults to improve well-being, inclusion and life chances by nurturing talents, passions, skills and confidence.

Our Vision is of a place where everyone can live, learn and grow together.

Arc youth Club

The ARC supports young people aged 9 – 19 from the Alexandra and Ainsworth Estate and surrounding areas by helping them to achieve their potential as confident, capable young adults through a structured programme of activities ranging from football, music technology, dance, art and much more! In addition to sporting, educational and creative activities, the......


The SHELL Centre

The South Hampstead Education and Life-long Learning (SHELL) Centre is a vibrant community learning centre with a difference. Thanks to money from Camden’s Neighborhood Renewal Fund and with funding from the Government’s UK on Line initiative, 2 disused launderette’s on the Alexandra & Ainsworth Housing Estate was converted into this community resource with fast broadband......




A more connected community

A place where everyone feels included and where people get to know each other.


A more empowered community

A place where adults and young people take the lead in creating the opportunities they want to see.


A community where people have better well-being

A place where everyone feels safe and that works to tackle inequalities in health.

Increased Access to learning, work and leisure opportunities

Increased Access to learning, work and leisure opportunities

Where those most disadvantaged have more access to learning new skills for life and work.

A stronger, more sustainable community organisation

A stronger, more sustainable community organisation

Developing SHAK as a sustainable organisation which better supports the community we serve.