Camden Community Impacts; Listen Again to BBC 5 Live’s Programme from QCCA; Infrastructure Review Survey; Employability Courses; Child Poverty and Impact Training; North Camden Zone Change Maker Training; Keep Active for over 55s + training, events, funding opportunities, jobs and volunteering + more
Camden Community Impacts – Next Steps
Up to £1.6m was allocated to the Community Impacts fund in 2015 as part of the Community Sector Investment Programme and will now be allocated through partner voluntary organisations over the next two years to help address social issues facing Camden residents.
Camden’s Community Impacts Scheme will focus on rough sleeping, supporting emotional health and wellbeing, youth offending and supporting people with social care needs in the community. These projects will directly contribute to the new community vision ‘Camden 2025’, which contains the ambitions that by 2025 everyone should have a place to call home, everyone should feel part of a safe, strong and open community and everyone in Camden is able to live a healthy, active and happy life.
Camden Council has been working with a wide range of partners to develop ideas for the scheme, including the Community Centres Consortium (C4), Age UK Camden, the Roundhouse and New Horizon Youth Centre. Read the Camden council Press release here.
A Conversation about Communities and Knife Crime
Nihal Arthanayake presented a live programme on BBC 5 Live from QCCA with parents of children affected by violence. He asks how can we keep children safe? Listen again to the BBC 5 Live Broadcast from QCCA Youth Club at https://www.bbc.co.uk/5live
Looking for a Job or Volunteer Position?
Camden Disability Action is recruiting a Training and Development Coordinator to an exciting Active Citizen project for disabled people. VAC is recruiting volunteers to support our staff. + many others from Ageing Better, AWLPA, Kids Network, Clean Break, Little Village, Hopscotch, WEP, Solace Women’s Aid, and The Winch. See Jobs and Volunteers section below.
Camden Infrastructure Review – have your say
There’s still time to contribute to the Camden review of local infrastructure. Click here to fill in a short online survey.
Employability Courses – WEP/Working Men’s College
Courses include: Skills for Retail Employability and Employability Skills with EnglishThese courses are ide al for people either studying ESOL or with little or no retail/hospitality experience. Start Tuesday 24 April end Thursday 24 May
Venue: Hpod (Cumberland Market, London NW1 3RH)
People must be in receipt of benefits (i.e. JSA, ESA, Universal Credit, Income Support, Housing Benefit) and have been a UK resident for 3 years.
To apply, please contact:
David Hermanstein on firstname.lastname@example.org
Diana Young on 020 7388 email@example.com
or Panchali Kar on 020 7255 4733 /firstname.lastname@example.org
Working with Child Poverty – Communicating impact
Why is it useful to collect data and measure the outcomes of your work? How can small to medium sized charities record impact in a meaningful and efficient manner to engage funders and new audiences?
This free, half day training session will cover practical ways to measure outcomes, why it is useful to do so and look at best practice examples of ways to communicate how your work relates to poverty and demonstrate the difference you are making to the lives of those living in it.
Includes a networking lunch. Tuesday 24th April – 9.30am -1pm at Resource For London, 356 Holloway Road, N7 Register online.
Become a Change Maker free training with North Camden Zone
North Camden Zone is going to be delivering a free one day training course to the voluntary and community sector organisations and individuals working with children, young people or families, called Become a Change Maker (Level 1). The training will focus on systems thinking and how to achieve systems change and will give you better understand on how that can help you understand change and support grassroots action to make North Camden a great place to grow up.
The training will take place on the 2nd of May 2018, 9:30am to 4pm at St Pancras Community Association, 67 Plender Street, London NW1 0LG. Please book your place here.
If you have any questions please contact email@example.com.
Keeping active in Camden
Free event for over 55s at Swiss Cottage Library NW3 3HA
Tuesday 10 April 2018, 10 am – 1.30pm
• Taster sessions
• Tours of Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre
• Information about the Better Over 55s
• Free NHS health checks
• Tai Chi taster session led by Jane Ward
• South Asian Dance taster session led by Akademi
• Boccia taster session led by Abbey Community Centre
For more information about the event email firstname.lastname@example.org or online
Camden Disability Action
Catch up with the latest news from Camden Disability Action.
Is Volunteering Social Integration’s Silver Bullet?
Volunteering is a vital feature of civil society but Deputy Mayor, Matthew Ryder thinks that volunteering is the silver bullet that will solve London’s social integration challenges. He has chosen to partner with national volunteering charity Volunteering Matters rather than the local volunteer centres based in the boroughs. Read the full story at the New Statesman.
The Latest Edition of the Council’s Funding Bulletin can be found here.
See the Funding pages on VAC’s website for all the latest information.
Looking for support to find funding? VAC has the full version of Grantfinder, an online programme that let’s you search for sources of funding.
A member of VAC staff will sit down with you for an hour to show you how to use it and make the most of Grantfinder. This is a free service for Camden voluntary and community sector groups. To book your slot contact Ricky at email@example.com or call 020 7284 6550.
To get an idea of what Grantfinder can do take a look at the simplified version available here.
Camden Giving have published the timetable for the various grants programmes they will be offering over the coming 12 months. There are 6 programmes in total. You can view the full timetable here. The KX Fund 2018 opens on 3rd April for grants up to £10,000.
Come and find out about Camden Giving grants and how to apply at two drop-in events on16th (10 – 11.30am) and 26th April (6 – 7.30pm) at The Living Centre, Ossulston St, NW1. Drop in – no need to book.
Apply to be a Co-op local cause
The Co-op Local Community Fund gives money to local causes, helping to bring people together and make a difference. Find out more about how the fund works
We’ll give preference to projects run by small, local organisations that make a real difference to people in their community.
Deadline 8th April. Find out more at causes.coop.co.uk
Regents Place Community Fund
The fund has three priorities:Social Cohesion; Health & Wellbeing; Employability. Groups from Regent’s Park, Somers Town and Bloomsbury Wards are eligible to apply. Find out more here.
There is a full programme of activities taking place at the Living Centre as part of the Healthy Minds programme. Full details on the VAC training calendar.
Voluntary Action Camden working in partnership with Mary Ward Centre.
Governance in the Voluntary and Community Sector
VAC and Mary Ward offer this short course for members of governing bodies or anybody who is interested in developing the knowledge and skills required to be a member of a governing body in the voluntary or community sector. With the knowledge gained from this course you can become an effective participant in the governance of new and existing organisations. Full details on the Mary Ward Centre website.
Community Sponsorship of Refugees Information Session.
Guest speakers will talk about the scheme and the refugee crisis. Learn how to get involved. Refreshments provided.
Sat 21 April 2018 14:30 – 16:30 at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 4 Holly Walk, Hampstead. Book online here.
Faith, identity and security – join the conversation
Sunday 22 April, 11am-6pm, 3FF, Star House, Kentish Town, NW5
3FF will be hosting an event in partnership with Rethinking Security (RS): an organisation which promotes conversations about security in different communities.
Join with others for a conversation about security: what it means to people of different faiths and beliefs and how it can be improved, both here in the UK and globally. Apply here.
Creating Connections Tuesday 24 April 18.00 – 20.00
The St Pancras & Somers Town Living Centre, 2 Ossulston Street, NW1
Topics will include: Homelessness and wellbeing; impact of construction on health; air quality; antibiotic use; social care integration.
The event is a short networking event for people interested in these issues – a starting point for finding like-minded people to collaborate with. Register here.
Queens Crescent Open Evening
An open event for young peole across Camden with careers advice, music and food. Friday 4th May, 6 – 8pm at The Dome, Weedington Road, NW5. info@qcca.
A 12 week therapy group for Somali speaking adult women from any borough who have survived FGM.
12 – 2pm Fridays. Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Kentish Town Community Centre Healthy Families Day
Wednesday 4th April at 17 Busby Place, Kentish Town, NW5 2SP
In association with Maiden Lane Community Centre
Come and join us between 12noon – 4pm for lots of activities including; Free Taster Sessions; Martial Arts; Pilates; Hatha Yoga; Free Tea and Coffee
The Recovery College opens Summer enrolments
The college is open for enrolment for courses in the Summer term (April to July).
The Summer 2018 calendar can be viewed here – www.candi.nhs.uk/recoverycollege
Camden Disability Action seeks Training and Development Coordinator
4 days per week Flexible with some evening and weekends.– NJC PT. 35 pro rata £26,866
CDA works with deaf and disabled people living or working in the London Borough of Camden.
CDA is recruiting an experienced person to be responsible for developing and then coordinating an Active Citizen development programme and activities for deaf and disabled people in Camden.
The post holder will be responsible for planning, implementing, managing and reporting on project to ensure its success. Identifying suitable trainers, running outreach activities to recruit disabled people to take part in the programme and creating a mentoring programme to support the participants.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Form, Job Description & Person Specification can be downloaded from the CDA website.
Closing Date: Friday 13th April 12 noon
Scale SO1 29-31 £29,424 to £31,141 pa pro rata – 21 hours per week. (6 month contract may be subject to extension)
Ageing Better Camden is looking for a Communications and Influencing Officer to work with the Programme Managers to create and deliver a narrative for the programme’s legacy including communications around learning products.
For more details, all documents can be downloaded from our website www.ageukcamden.org.uk or email email@example.com.
Closing date – 9th April 2018 Interview – 25th April 2018
The Winch seeks Community Partnership & Engagement Coordinator (Fundraising)
The Winch is looking for a fundraiser who wants to make a practical difference to the lives of children and young people. If you are pro-active and a great communicator across multiple channels, who can build purposeful relationships with donors and partners, we want to hear from you.
In return, you’ll work with an incredibly warm and friendly team, seeing the impact your work makes from our community hub in Swiss Cottage, where we have been based for 45 years. Further details here.
Closing date: midnight 8th April Interview dates: 17th and 18th of April
Ageing Better seeks Outreach Worker (18 hours per week)
Sc5 £24,134 to £26,131 pro rata
Ageing Better Camden is looking for an Outreach Worker to contribute to a new Outreach Service trialling innovative approaches to reaching, initiating contact and engaging with significant numbers of older people across Camden.
The Outreach Worker will proactively search for isolated people out in their communities by knocking on doors, visiting pubs, launderettes and community centres. They will help older people to make social connections and provide low level support to access local activities, working alongside volunteers and the Community Connectors Service to make this happen.
For more details, all documents can be downloaded from our website www.ageukcamden.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date – Thursday 19 April 2018 Interviews – Friday 4 May 2018
Asian Women Lone Parents Association seeks Director
Asian Women Lone Parents Association (AWLPA) supports Asian women who are lone parents, and their children, by providing services that enables them to improve their lives and wellbeing. We are recruiting a dynamic and confident Director to lead, manage and grow the Charity and its services.
If you are interested in applying please visit our website www.awlpa.org for further information, including job description. Applications will require a CV and supporting statement of no more than 2 pages outlining how you meet the criteria for the role. Applications should be emailed to email@example.com. Closing Date: Monday 9am, 9th April Open to women only
The Kids Network seeks Project Manager
The Kids Network provides a sustainable, scalable, and effective solution to the twin problems of poverty and isolation.London’s transient nature and gentrification means that we have young, compassionate professionals living side by side with some of the capital’s most vulnerable children. The Kids Network is a mentoring charity that connects these two groups for positive social change. Details at Kids Network website. Closing Date 12th April.
Little Village seeks Director and Referrals Manager
Little Village works like a foodbank but for clothes, toys and equipment for babies and children up to the age of 5 years. Since January 2017 Little Village has helped over 500 families living below the poverty line in Camden. We are now recruiting a Director and a Referrals Manager – both paid, part-time roles. Working largely from our HQ, based at Somers Town Community Association (NW1), the successful candidate will be an organised, creative and determined self starter, keen to help us grow and support as many families as we can. The roles are part of Little Village `Camden’s operating committee and are key in ensuring the effective running and sustainability of the charity.
Further information: https://littlevillagehq.org/camden-is-recruiting/
Closing Date: Midnight 26th March. Interview Dates: 9th April (onwards)
Hopscotch Asian Women’s Centre is recruiting an Employment Development Advisor
21hrs per week for 2 years with a possibility of extension
£16,909.80 incl. ILW pro rata (FT equivalent £28,183 incl. ILW)
Closing date: 6th April 2018 at 5:00pm
For an informal discussion about the post, contact Nezahat Cihan, Director. For all other details and an application pack, please contact Ruksana Begum, HR Administrator: Tel: 020 7388 8198 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org web: www.hopscotchawc.org.uk
Please do not send CVs as they will not be considered. Hopscotch recruitment is carried out in line with the safer recruitment practices
Volunteer Cycling Buddies needed
Silver Cycling is a new initiative to encourage older people to cycle in Regents’ Park. It is particularly aimed at people 60+ who may be isolated and lonely.
Starting in April, it will be run on Tuesdays 11 – 2 pm in Regent’s Park. Anyone coming alone will be offered a companion cyclist to go with them. You will be helping to get the bikes ready and cycling with them in the park.
You need to be available on Tuesdays from 10.30 – 2.30 pm and will be required to have a DBS check for this role. Contact Diana Young: 020 7388 7932 x1203 or email@example.com.
Volunteer Opportunities with Solace Women’s Aid
Sessional Group Volunteer CHTSS
Availability Running 3-9 sessions per year on Tuesday mornings or Friday afternoons Sessional Group Volunteer Complex Needs Refuge
Availability Running 3-12 sessions per year currently on Tuesdays or Wednesdays Refuge Support Volunteer
Availability 1 – 3 days per week Children & Families Assistant
Availability 1 – 2 days per week
To apply please complete the application and monitoring form on the website. Deadline 4th April.
Please note that the volunteer opportunities are open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1), and that these volunteer roles are exempt from the rehabilitation of offenders act 1974 and subject to enhanced DBS checks.