Voluntary Action Forum
The next forum is on Wednesday 22nd September at 11am and is an opportunity to meet our new chair, Benaifer Bhandari and ask any questions you have about VAC. We will also be launching our all new webiste – which features our new logo and new image. Book here.
Voluntary Action Camden is Recruiting a Chief Executive
After nearly three years as VAC’s Executive Director (and many more in various other roles at VAC) Kevin is moving on and handing over to a new leader.
To lead this organisation, with its rich history and connections within Camden and beyond, will require someone with a vision of what it means to be an effective infrastructure support organisation. The leader will have the skills to ensure VAC is present and available to the smallest of community projects, right through to our very many large charities who need support to keep building their resilience in getting through these uncertain times. We are constantly developing opportunities for individuals, groups and local communities to have a broad range of learning and access to high quality resources to help them achieve their objectives.
Our new CEO will have a natural ability to network and demonstrate how to bring together charities, social enterprises, community groups, statutory bodies, citizens and the private/corporate sector to co-produce solutions to tackle social disadvantage, increase social cohesion and address gaps in wellbeing and health. They will have a good understanding of the sector landscape and the current challenges it faces, whilst taking opportunities as they arise.
To find out more and apply for the role of Chief Executive at VAC, click here
For a confidential, informal conversation, please contact Debra Winterson at Cadence Partners on +44 20 7947 4960 or email email@example.com Applications Close: 28 September 2021
The latest NHSE Guidance on Integrated Care System Development
NHSE has published the latest guidance. Of particular interest to the VCS are:
“Building strong integrated care systems everywhere: ICS implementation guidance on partnerships with the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector”
“ICS ‘What Good Looks Like’ Framework (Digital & Data)”
“Thriving Places: guidance on the development of place-based partnerships as part of statutory integrated care systems”
View the summary document here with links to all the newe guidance mentioned.
Camden’s COVID-19 vaccine bus will be offering free Pfizer vaccinations at West Hampstead, Iverson Road (outside the Thameslink Station) NW6 2RB
~ Monday 13 September, 3pm-7pm
~ Tuesday 14 September, 3pm-7pm
People aged 16 and 17-years old are now eligible for the vaccine so if you haven’t had your first dose or you’re 18+ and due your second dose of Pfizer (must be 8 weeks after your first dose and you must have had the same vaccine previously), please come along.
If you’d prefer to book in advance, call the Council 020 7974 4444 (option 9).
Somers Town Big Local community questionnaire
Somers Town Big Local invites all with meaningful connections to Somers Town to answer our community questionnaire. We want to ensure that local voices and needs drive the next Local Plan.
Survey link: Somers Town Big Local Community Survey
To hear the initial findings from this research, join our General Meeting on 28 September. Time and location are TBA, but will be in Somers Town.
“Talk for Transformation” Autumn event dates
At a Taster session, you will get a 2-h glimpse of the Programmes, get to network with new colleagues and be able to decide if our 4-day Full Programme is for you:
Friday, Sep 24th 3PM-5PM, please register at Eventbrite link.
Friday, Oct 8th 3PM-5PM, please register at Eventbrite link.
Thursday, Nov 4th 3PM-5PM, please register at Eventbrite link.
UCL Research into User Experiences during Covid
If you work for a third sector service providing support to people from any of the following groups, we would like to speak with you:
» Drug or alcohol users
» People experiencing homelessness
» Women experiencing domestic abuse
» Young carers
» People experiencing financial difficulties (e.g. food banks, job centres etc)
please contact: Alexandra Burton, University College London
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org OR, register your interest at www.tinyurl.com/C19socialstudy
Think and Do Somers Town Pop-up
Two weeks of climate and social action events in Somers Town 15th-25th September, at the Ossulston Tenants and Residents Association Hall, 2 Ossulston Street, NW1
Each day there will be free veggie, surplus lunch served from Refugee Community Kitchen. There will be exhibitions from Visioning Camden 2030 and Somers Town History Group and lots of events such as discussions on energy saving, clothes swaps, toy swaps, bike maintenance and much more. The full schedule for the two weeks is here.
Camden Young Filmmakers Collective
Are you aged 18-26 and living in the borough of Camden? Are you passionate about filmmaking and wanting to create your own short film?
We are a new filmmaking collective in Camden seeking 12 young people to join us in October for our inaugural 8 weeks of online filmmaking workshops. The free sessions will run once a week for 2 hours, culminating in a premiere screening of the films you create and a Q&A.
For more information and an application form for the filmmaking workshops please email on email@example.com or send a message through Instagram @CamdenYoungFilmmakers
Involved in social prescribing already or want to get involved? Join Learning Together, a free learning and development programme starting this Autumn.
~ Build new partnerships and network across sectors
~ Share and explore challenges and learn from others
~ Champion your work in social prescribing and supporting communities
Find out more here and apply by 17th September.
Camden Adult Community Learning
Offers free courses to residents aged 19 and over, both online and in community venues across Camden. Enrolment for the autumn courses is open now.
Courses are relaxed, friendly and are aimed to help local people get back into work, overcome isolation, improve their mental health, develop their skills – or learn something new and exciting.
For a full list of our autumn term courses, and to enrol online, please go to www.camden.gov.uk/adultlearning and then follow the link to www.webenrol.com/camden.
West Euston Project (WEP)
Latin American House
Young Camden Foundation
All Ways Network
Small Green Shoots
Fitzrovia Youth in Action