This is a short blog about some attempts in London to look at using digital, data, ideas around the network broadly for social good in civil society – partly stimulated by the Way Ahead report. I’ll try not to bore you – but hold out for the end because there’s a surprise coming courtesy of […]
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Quarterly Policy Briefing for Camden Welcome to the second VAC quarterly selection of Policy highlights of relevance to the VCS in Camden. The policy highlights are drawn from a wide variety of sources and may have featured in recent editions of the e-bulletin or have been drawn from conferences, workshops or seminars. Please do give […]
New Quarterly Policy Briefing for Camden VAC will be sending out a quarterly selection of Policy highlights of relevance to the VCS in Camden. The policy highlights are drawn from a wide variety of sources and may have featured in recent editions of the e-bulletin or have been drawn from conferences, workshops or seminars. Please […]
For the past 8 years I have been delivering training sessions on ‘Safeguarding Children’ and ‘Harmful Practices’ to BAMER community, faith groups and supplementary schools in Camden. These sessions are delivered as part of the Community Partnership Project, funded by Camden Council’s Children Safeguarding Board. The project has been running since 2007 to address issues […]
14th June 2016, by Yvonne My previous experience of mindfulness was; to put it mildly, uninspiring, and had in fact put me off looking further into the subject. But mindfulness has become the latest ‘go to therapy’ for the NHS to use these days and has an important place in slowing down the fast-paced world […]
It’s Men’s Health Week from June 13th – 19th and there are plenty of opportunities to engage with. This year The Men’s Health Forum are promoting stress awareness and offering on-line stress busting tools. https://www.menshealthforum.org.uk/ A few months back I attended an inspiring workshop on Men and Suicide, hosted by the National Spirituality and Mental […]
With my experience being a volunteer previously, I believe it is a great way to use your free time to learn, gain experience, upgrade skills and to meet new people (expanding your network).
In March I attended “New Models of Care: Working Together for a Healthy London” an event organised by the London Voluntary Service Council. The title refers to the government’s “Five Year Forward View” of the NHS which argued for a “more engaged relationship with patients, carers and citizens so that we can promote wellbeing and […]
I remember it well – the first time I ever ran a workshop for Voluntary Action Camden. The pounding heart, dry mouth, shaking hands. What if I forget what I want to say? What if my mind goes totally blank? What if..? Several years on and some 50 or so workshops later, talking to a […]
In late January I attended the inaugural Social Prescribing Network Conference held in central London and hosted by the University of Westminster, College of Medicine and the Wellcome Trust. Social prescribing is not a new idea – it is a means of enabling primary care services to refer patients with social, emotional or practical needs […]