The Camden Voluntary Action Forum is a new online forum to bring together the sector to discuss, share and learn about issues, opportunities and challenges facing Camden residents and the community groups supporting them. It is open to any new or existing voluntary and community groups in Camden and is held fortnightly.
Arising out of the COVID-19 crisis, the forum currently provides a chance to catch up with the latest situation in Camden and to share what you are doing in response to the current situation. It is our hope that the forum will provide an ongoing collaborative space for the sector beyond the current crisis.
Check the training calendar for details of the latest forum or contact Kevin for joining details: email@example.com
These sessions will be hosted on zoom. Ideally you will need a PC, laptop or tablet with camera or microphone but you can also join by telephone as well. Click on the link or use the meeting ID. You will also need the 4 digit password. Short guide to joining a zoom meeting.
Past Forum Updates / Presentations
- 23rd September Re-opening Community Buildings with Locality – Follow-up WorkshopRe-opening Community Buildings with Locality A Follow-up workshop with Locality Recording of the meeting – Password for recording = E8t#w+z1 Powerpoint Presentation Resources and information mention in the workshop: Details on where QR codes are mandatory https://www.gov.uk/government/news/venues-required-to-enforce-rule-of-6-nhs-qr-code-posters-and-contact-logs QR Poster – https://www.gov.uk/create-coronavirus-qr-poster For contact tracing: For visitors who don’t use the QR code you can use Time to Spare (www.timetospare.com) to log their ...
- 29th July: Sustainable Food SupplySpeakers: Claire Pritchard, CEO Greenwich Cooperative Development Agency and Chair of the London Food Board. Alicja Bjorn, Pioneer Member for the Cooperative Society and Researcher. Farrar Rainfly, Founding Director, Lifeafterhummus Community Benefit Society Claire Pritchard recommended Sustainable Food Places website as a platform for the work in Camden. Farrar shared Lifeafterhummus’ Emergency Response Data Impact Covid-19 report. Alija shared that enquiries ...
- 15th July: BAME Organisations and FundingSpeakers: Nicholas Timms, The National Lottery Community Fund. Presentation Susie Dye, Trust for London. Video Suneer Fida . All Ways Network Resources All Ways Network All Ways Network (AWN) will be working hard to ensure that we signpost you to relevant organisations and news related to the sector. Visit the AWN website for full details of the support available. Ubele Fundraising Support ...
- #BuildBackBetter – Re-opening Community Buildings & Planning for the Future ResourcesPlanning for the Future Resources #BuildBackBetter A Workshop with Locality Presentation Recording of the Meeting The Poll Resources Mentioned in the workshop: Risk assessment specifically for the VCS from Camden Council Camden and Islington Public Health guide to Test and Trace and latest update and poster to diplay. Camden and Islington Public Health guide to opening public buildings. NOTE – Latest Version ...
- 1st July: The Disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on the BAME Community & Health InequalitiesThe Voluntary Action Forum, on Wednesday 1st July focussed on the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on the BAME Community & Health Inequalities. The council shared the work that they have done on the issue and was followed by questions and discussion and next steps. View the recording of the event here: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/wclsPuHdzEhIRtKW63rhVJcgDt64aaa8hnAW-KBfnhxmT7eUayESoqXwFVtwsHC9 Presentation here Notes of the meeting here Public ...
- 17th June: Planning for the Future – Build Back BetterPlanning for the Future #BuildBackBetter Risk Assessment. You can adapt these risk assessment templates here and here shared by our sister CVS organisations. There are useful risk assessment tools from Gov.uk, the NHS Employers, and one specifically for the VCS from Camden Council. Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities The risk assessment frameworks are based ...
- 3rd June: Financial Impacts on the VCS SurveyThis forum focused on the financial impacts of the virus on the sector. Alex Charles from VAC presented the findings of VAC’s recent survey to the sector and the groups broke into breakout rooms on Zoom for a follow-up discussion.
- 20th May 2020: online vs. offline servicesUpdates from groups and a discussion on the blending of online and offline services.
- 6th May: Community Links updateThe session provided an opportunity for groups to catch up and Donna Turnbull form VAC presented an overview of how the social prescribing is supporting the response and is using valuable data to support response efforts in Camden.
- 22nd April 2020: Group updates and VCS needs during Covid-19This was the launch of the forum and was attended by more than 15 voluntary and community groups from across Camden. Groups had the opportunity to share their response to covid-19 and hear from others what was happening on the ground, challenges faced etc.
- Healthwatch: https://healthwatchcamden.co.uk/accessible-covid-19-information
- Furlough Go Platform to access furloughed staff who want to volunteer: http://furloughgo.com/
- If you have people who’d like to get involved in activities locally www.aspaceforus.club
- Camden Children Safeguarding Partnership: www.cscp.org.uk
- Volunteer Management Support: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Camden Carers Art Video (Inside/Outside) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS9_ljH5zGQ