Safeguarding Information Morning; NHS Consultation on Changes at St Pancras Hospital; HS2 Prolonged Disturbance Compensation Scheme; Men’s Activities in Camden; Somers Town Festival; Third Age Project; Royal Free Annual Members Meeting; Caraf Centre Holiday Play Scheme + training, events, funding opportunities, jobs, volunteering, trustees and more
Safeguarding Information Morning
The Community Partnership Advisory Project’s (CPAP) aims to ensure Camden’s diverse BME communities, faith groups and supplementary schools are aware of the importance of safeguarding and where to get professional advice and ongoing support.
Come meet our new Community Partnership Advisor, Dianne Carlton-Ogunyemi, and talk to us about how to promote Safeguarding in your organsiation.
Wednesday 25th July, 2018 10am – 12pm
VAC, Charlie Ratchford Centre, Belmont St NW1
To book: Call 020 7284 6550 or 020 7284 6575
Proposals for change to the Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust estate
Camden and Islington Clinical Commissioning Groups have launched a public consultation ( 6 July – 12 Oct) on proposals for change to the Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust estate. The consultation seeks views on proposals to move inpatient beds from St Pancras Hospital to a new site by the Whittington Hospital and to create a new community mental health hub in each of the two boroughs. No beds or services would be cut under the proposals.
Thurs 19 July, 6pm to 8pm, The Well, St Pancras Hospital, Conference Room
Tues 26 September, 6pm to 8pm, St Pancras Hospital, Conference Hall
HS2 Prolonged Disturbance Compensation Scheme
HS2 Ltd. is keen to hear residents’ views prior to the draft scheme being finalised. Have your say at this consultation workshop on their draft Prolonged Disturbance Compensation Scheme.
Thursday 19 July, 6-8pm at Surma Centre, 1 Robert Street, NW1 3JU
If you’re interested in attending, or would like more information please contact email@example.com.
Places at the workshop are limited. This is an opportunity to influence a key HS2 policy that could affect you over the 17 years of HS2 construction.
Men’s Activities in Camden
Ageing Better in Camden has identified a need for an increased number of supportive men’s only activities across Camden. We are therefore commissioning 3 men’s only ‘Gold Standard’ Community Activities to enable men to attend supportive and well run activities in their local community.
Funds of £20,000 over 2 years are available to 3 organisations which are able to provide a range of activities specifically for men over 60.
The aim is to help older men reduce their social isolation and loneliness, as well as make connections and build networks.
The deadline for applying is 9am, 14th August
We are holding one information session on this funding opportunity – 1st August 2018 2 – 3pm. Please register your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full details are available on the Ageing Better website.
Somers Town Festival
14th July noon – 6.30pm Chalton St, NW1
Four music stages, fun fair, kids area, art show, street performers, stalls and more. Pram race 3pm. Kids sports tournement. Stalls: email@example.com
Third Age Project
For a full list of activites for the summer go the Third Age Project website. Look out for Third Age cinema, Familiy Bollywood programme and a Pampering day 17th July in the Crypt Centre.
Royal Free Annual members’ meeting
The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust annual members’ meeting will take place at 6.00pm on Wednesday 18 July 2018 in the Sir William Wells Atrium at the Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London NW3 2QG.
rsvp via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone on 020 375 82116.
The Caraf Centre Holiday Play Scheme
30th – 31st July 8.00 am – 6 pm £12 per day Concession fees available Age: 5 to 8 year olds
Limited spaces To register contact:Indira Vyas at The Caraf Centre, 27-30 Cheriton, Queen’s Crescent, London NW5 4EZ Phone: 020 7 284 0030 email: email@example.com web: www.thecarafcentre.co.uk
Camden Disability Action
Catch up with the latest news from Camden Disability Action.
Latest Parliamentary PACAC report on outsourcing, commissioning and funding issues is essential reading
Slipped out in July without fanfare this parliamentary report should be compulsory reading. The Public Administraion and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) takes aim at payment by results, points out (finally) that if there is only one buyer it’s not a market, it’s a monopsony (a market is many buyers and sellers, freely exchanging). And highlights a number of other concerns: Commissioners pushing risk unfairly onto providers; Putting price above quality leads to two major problems, it drives down quality and destabilizes organisations and it leads to sharp suppliers operating a ‘land and expand’ policy where you quote low then re-negotiate mid contract. Finally, there is a plea from the committee to move beyone the transactional approach and develop relationships.
See the Funding pages on VAC’s website for all the latest information.
£100k funding will help small charities’ digital marketing
Nisa is offering 10 small charities the chance to be awarded £10,000 each to help expand digital marketing and other promotional activities.
Nisa Locally’s charitable funding arm Making a Difference Locally has launched a competition in which the ten charities can apply to win the prize funds. Any UK charity with an annual income of £100,000 or less is eligible to enter the competition.
This is a two-year rolling programme, so you can apply at any time for funding between £1,000-£5,000.
The new grants will be used to support community-led cultural projects in every London borough and will support not-for-profit, small or informal organisations and groups as well as individuals as it is often harder for them to access funding. Full details at the Mayor’s website.
The HS2 Camden Fund
The Camden Fund aims to strengthen the sense of place and alleviate the disruption of the development of HS2 Ltd. on local people by achieving one or more of the following aims:
1. A Happier and Healthier Camden
2. A Better Connected Camden
3. A Stronger Voluntary and Community Sector
We aim to inform applicants of the result of their application within 16 weeks. Applicants can submit applications at any point between midnight on the 15th May 2018 and midnight on the 14th May 2020. Full details at Camden Giving.
Healthy Minds Activities – Try something new this summer
Paper Jewellery – 16th and 23rd July
Learn to make beautiful paper necklaces and bracelets with this fun technique that uses decorative papers and beads. Sessions run from 10:00 – 11:00am.
Charlie Ratchford, Belmont Street, London, NW1
For more details contact Mandira 0207 284 6573 or Erica 0207269 6035
Further events on the VAC events calendar.
Talaado Bisha 17th July 10.30 – 12.30 at Tavis House, 1-6 Tavis Square, WC1
Iska waran! Join us for our Somali coffee and information morning with a speaker from Camden Carers. If you would like to find out more about this free event then call us on 020 7239 0400
Hearing Loss drop in sessions
Offering residents of all ages practical support to deal with hearing loss
Drop in sessions 9.30am-12noon Once a month on Fridays:
6th July, 3rd August, 7th September
Delivered by Asif Iqbal, Adult Social Care, Camden Council.
At The St Pancras & Somers Town Living Centre, 2 Ossulston Street, NW1
Call Asif Iqbal: Tel: 020 7974 2837 or Email: asif.iqbal@Camden.gov.uk
Gymsick is a pop-up gym-like space for young people, offering an array of free activities for body and soul that fuse art, sport, music and film. Including: boxing sessions with Action Youth Boxing trainers (AYBI), sessions with boxing and drumming and boxing and poetry, a film program, banner-making, the opportunity to learn to edit films, a Cumbia music event on Sunday 12 August and loads more!
The space will function as a drop-in environment except during workshops (timetable and sign up sheets tbc – on our FB page in late July).
An initial meeting will be held on 8 Aug in Chalton Gallery from 10:30 to plan the program of films and install the gym (with vegan energy balls for sustenance). Activities will begin on 8th Aug.
8 – 17 August at Chalton Gallery, 96 Chalton St, London. NW1 1HJ UK
contact – firstname.lastname@example.org more info coming soon – https://www.facebook.com/gymsick
Hosted by artist Lucy Pawlak with AYBI boxing & Chalton Gallery
Free wellbeing activities at West Euston Partnership
Monthly Health Walks. Get active and join our free and friendly Health Walk in beautiful Regent’s Park. Meet lovely people, get fitter, enjoy a cup of tea and a chat. Feel refreshed in body and mind. 20% discount at Benugo café in the park. Meet on Wednesday 18th July at 9.45am at West Euston Partnership, One Stop Shop, 29-31 Hampstead Road, London NW1 3JA (next door to Sainsbury’s). The walk will take about 80 minutes. More dates coming soon! No need to book. For more info contact Ann Wolfe email@example.com or call 020 7388 7932. Silver Cycling in beautiful Regent’s Park. Are you 50+ and fancy cycling with others? Join us for a free one-hour session. Electric bikes and specially adapted bikes including tricycles available, so if you don’t know how to cycle you can still join us. 20% off in the park café! Bike pick up point is at St Mary’s Yard, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park NW1 2NR (near entrance to Queen Mary’s Rose Gardens). For more info and to book please contact Ann Wolfe firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7388 7932.
Saturday 21st July 12 – 5pm. In the Mix music stage, world food, animal shows. Live Music and Arts just added from Roundhouse and Wac Arts. A family festival. Contact email@example.com tel 020 7267 6635.
Promoting Community Cohesion and Celebrating Diversity with music, stalls, funfair, dance and instruments
Sunday 15th July Coram’s Fields 93 Guilford Street WC1N
Mela 12-6.00pm. Parade from 2.30-3.00pm
To participate in the parade on the day please meet by the stage in Coram’s Fields at 2:00pm.
For further information and stall bookings please contact:
Nasim Ali Tel: 07852 223403 or Email: Nasim.firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers are needed in GP practices
Voluntary Action Camden (VAC) are training volunteers to become Community Health Advocates in local GP practices.
• Would you like to support people in your community to improve their health and their access to services that will help them to maintain good health and wellbeing?
• Do you want to develop experience and skills in the field of public health?
• Can you commit at least 2 hours per week?
VAC is offering free Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) Level 1 training to those who want to volunteer to become Community Health Advocates.
After completing the training, VAC will support local teams of volunteers to act as links between community based services and GPs. In return for your commitment to the project for 2 hours a week we offer support, out of pocket expenses and other professional development opportunities.
For more information, please contact Mandira Manandhar, Health Advocate Volunteer Co-ordinator (Mon, Tues and Thurs) 020 7284 6550/07930669417 or email: email@example.com
Youth Workers Needed by Thanet Youth & Community Ctr
Kids’ Stuff summer project
Dates: August 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th, 30th
Hours: 9.30 am – 4.30 am £15 ph
To apply contact: Info@thethanet.com, Tel 0208 127 1313, Contact: Emily
£10.92 per hour Tues-Thursday 10am-1:30pm; 3-6:30pm, 24 July – 23 August
The Haven is a purpose-built youth facility with dance & recording studios, ‘cafe’ area & access to flood lit sports facility. The project aims to deliver a diverse range of services to young people aged 8 – 19 years, including volunteering opportunities, transitions into employment and IAG support.
You will be part of a team that supports the Children and Young People Manager with delivery of the Castlehaven Summer Club and other youth related programmes delivered by the Castlehaven Community Association e.g. Castle Youth evening sessions. This will include supporting & maintaining quality assurance systems and ensuring the delivery of a diverse programme of activities.
Please send your CV and a covering letter highlighting your experience and skills relevant to this position to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 9th July 2018 by midnight
Age UK Camden seeks Care Navigator
Local Government Scale SO1 29-31 £30,012 to £31,764 pa fixed term contract to March 2019 plus w/e allowance plus 6% contributory pension. 35 hours pw.
(This post may be extended subject to funding)
The Navigator will support those with long term conditions and their carers to access timely care and community support services. Close work with GPs and integrated care teams is required as is accurate record keeping using IT systems. Through timely intervention and care co-ordination, unnecessary hospital admissions, GP appointments and residential placements will be reduced.
For further details and an application form visit www.ageukcamden.org.uk or email email@example.com or telephone 020 7239 0400.
Closing date: Tuesday 24th July 9.30 am Interview date: Tuesday 14th August
Castlehaven Community Centre seeks Marketing & Social Media Co-ordinator
Key responsibilities include:
Support Operations Manager to deliver public communication for all charitable projects, community initiatives & social enterprises. In particular:
– Manage the marketing requirements of Community Association and maintain all social media platforms related to it.
– Work alongside the Operations Manager to create and implement offline and online creative strategies.
– Co-ordinate the marketing of internal and external Community Associations activities, events and projects.
– Create photographic and video content plus an ability to edit.
Full details here. Closing date extended to 18th July.
Latin American House is recruiting 3 posts
Supporting the delivery of Latin American House’s projects and services, strengthen their sustainability and developing new projects and services following income generation and fundraising strategies.
The successful candidate will possess:
● A minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience
● Proven experience of writing successful funding applications.
● Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English and Spanish.
30hrs per week. £32,000 gross per annum pro rata.
Closing date for applications 5pm on 16th July. Interviews w/c 23rd July
Latin American House is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Applications forms and more information available at www.casalatina.org.uk
Camden Carers Centre is recruiting a Chair
Camden Carers Centre’s wonderful Chair is stepping down after 5 years in the role and we are looking for a new Chair. You would be joining the organisation at an exciting time; we have just secured a three year contract from Camden to continue to deliver services to carers in the borough.
To find out more please contact Allegra Lynch CEO for an informal chat on 020 7428 8950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. A discussion with the current Chair to find out more about the role can also be arranged. Applicants will need to submit a CV and supporting statement by end of June.
The Kosmos Centre has an office to rent in their building in Kentish Town.
Camden Strategic Partnership Fund – applications now open (South West zone only)
The Strategic Partner Fund for Neighbourhoods has now reopened for applications in the South West zone only, information about the Strategic Partnership can be found here The first stage of the application process closes at Midnight on the 29th July 2018
If you would like to request an application pack or if you have any queries about the fund please contact email@example.com or Joleene.firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7974 4214 (South West)