Voluntary Action Camden

Voluntary Action Camden e-bulletin 24th June 2016

Deafblind Awareness Week; Camden CCG Twitter chat Today; The Camden Mela; Share your experiences of Mental Health Services; Women and English Language; Deaf Awareness Day; Age Friendly Museums Day; Healthwatch Camden Board Meeting; Stop Smoking Service provision review; Charity Meetup; Camden Peer Mentoring Project; Sensory Needs Forum Meeting + jobs, volunteers, events, training, offers and resources.
The EU referendum result

Stuart Etherington, NCVO gave his reaction to the referendum result:
“The voluntary sector is needed now more than ever
These have been troubled times, and they will continue to be so. Britain is facing political and economic unrest for months if not years to come.
Your support and advocacy for the people and causes you work for will be essential in this climate.
There are millions, even tens of millions in the UK who feel distanced from institutions that are meant to work on their behalf. At best apathetic, at worst, deeply hostile. Meanwhile the debate has left a bitter taste on both sides. It has served to exacerbate other divisions within our society.
The referendum has thrown into sharper contrast than ever previously a division in the United Kingdom. Questions of social mobility will rightly now come to the fore again. And we can hope that the racial tensions stoked so crudely and cruelly during the campaigning do not linger, but the risk of this is clear. We must now play our role in healing these divisions. We can and must help people in the communities we work with to understand, respect and cherish each other.” Read the full statement.


Deafblind Awareness Week 27th June – 3rd July
Do you have trouble with both your sight and hearing?
Sight and hearing loss can happen gradually. If your sight and hearing has started to deteriorate or you recognise this in someone then don’t be afraid to talk about it. We help people with any level of dual sensory loss, with support tailored to individual needs.
Information and Advice Line: 0800 132 320 For deafblind people and those who support them
Find out more: info@deafblind.org.uk 0800 132 320 www.deafblind.org.uk

Camden CCG Twitter chat Today!
Camden CCG is holding a live Twitter chat on Friday 24th June, 12.30pm – 13.30pm, run from the account @camden_ccg with the hashtag #CamdenLocalCare.
We want to hear your views on what works well, what doesn’t work well and what changes you would make to the healthcare services you receive.
Expert panel: Lance Saker (GP at Hampstead Group Practice, Clinical Vice Chair and Governing Body Clinical Lead for Long Term Conditions, Camden CCG) and Sally MacKinnon (Transformation Director, Camden CCG).
If you would like to submit feedback or ask the panel a question, you can tweet @camden_ccg using the #CamdenLocalCare hashtag or email Bethany.Golding@camdenccg.nhs.uk

The Camden Mela
The Camden Mela will take place on Sunday 17July 2016 from 12-6.30pm at Coram’s Fields, 93 Guilford St, London WC1N 1AB.
The Camden Mela is a free Community Festival Celebrating the Diversity of Camden.
There will be lots of amazing entertainment for everyone . There will also be lots of stalls with delicious food, toys, clothing, artefacts, face painting, henna and a funfair.
Enjoy the free arts and crafts workshops and join the Mayor of Camden in the Parade at 1pm.
Please contact Nasim Ali on 07852 223403 or nasim.ali@kcbna.org.uk for further information or stall booking forms.

Share your experiences of Mental Health Services
Share your experiences of the mental health services provided by Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. This survey has been requested by Councillors in the Health Scrutiny Committee at Camden council. Your views are really valuable and will help to develop local services. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact mubasshir.ajaz@camden.gov.uk or call 0207 527 1261 for details.
The online survey is here.

Women and English Language
Wonder Foundation would like to learn from community groups supporting women who are struggling to learn English. We want to understand your important work and to represent your voice and those of your beneficiaries to policymakers. Why? So that English teaching can meet women’s needs better and is more accessible, especially for the busiest and most vulnerable women. Please contact Olivia: 07411 951 297 or Olivia@wonderfoundation.org.uk

Camden Deaf Group Invite you to Deaf Awareness Day
“Have you ever wondered what does Deaf Awareness mean for you?”
Tuesday, 28th June 2016 11.00am – 1.00pm
Wellington Close TRA, Willingham TRA Hall, Willingham Terrace, Leighton Road, NW5 2UY Free Refreshment
If you are interested in attending or further information, please contact Andy, the Chairman. Contact No-7722523798 (only Text)

Calling Care Homes in the London area
The British Museums is inviting Care Home residents to their Age Friendly Museums Day on Sunday 9th October 2016 for a brilliant day at the museum. Do let Jane Turner know if your care home would like to be involved: jturner@britishmuseum.org

Healthwatch Camden Board Meeting in Public
Monday 27th June 2016, 3.45pm – 5.30pm.
Arlington Conference Centre, 220 Arlington Road, London NW1
The meeting will be preceded by a feedback session on our report ‘Access to GP services for people with communication support needs: Experiences of local people’ from 2.00pm to 3.15pm. Participants from the feedback session are welcome to stay for the board meeting.
For more information about attending this session please contact victoria.armitage@healthwatchcamden.co.uk
Please RSVP to E: info@healthwatchcamden.co.uk / Tel: 020 7284 6586 by Friday 24th June 2016

Invitation to Community Inquiry to support the Camden & Islington Stop Smoking Service provision review
Tuesday 5 July 2016, 9.15am registration, 9.45am start, 1.30pm finish including lunch
Conference Room, Laycock Professional Development Centre, Laycock Street, London , N1 1TH
Camden and Islington Public Health would like to invite you to a half day Community Inquiry to explore and discuss the best course of action for the development and implementation of an effective Stop Smoking Service provision across Camden & Islington.
The aim of the exploratory dialogue is to enable people to play a greater role in shaping the discussion. With this in mind members of the public will also be invited to take part in the deliberative dialogue, giving key stakeholders and citizens an equal opportunity to think together, listen deeply to other points of view, explore new ideas and perspectives and search for points of agreement.
To confirm your attendance to the Community Inquiry please email greer.mulcaheybanks@healthierfutures.org by Thursday 30th June.

Charity Meetup No.6 – Future Funding
The theme will be around Funding for the Future and we will be inviting charities an social enterprises to share what has worked for them. We will have a panel of experts, activities, group discussions and networking.
Expert Panel: a panel of 4 experts from the social enterprise and charity sector on the future of fundraising. They will then take questions from the audience.
14th July, 6 – 8pm, at the Impact Hub King’s Cross, 34b York Way, N1 9AB
Tickets and more information available online here.

Invitation to the rehearsed reading of the new play in collaboration with Mothertongue: Triangles
14th July 2016 (London) and 18th July 2016 (Reading)
A new play about the musical chairs of triangular relationships,
They don’t speak the language. They need help. Someone has to interpret for them. And the stakes are high if it isn’t their story that gets told.
Please let us know that you are coming as we have limited seating and we want to make sure you have a seat reserved for you. Let us know if you want a seat in London or in Reading by emailing Kim on kim@mothertongue.org.uk

Camden Peer Mentoring Project with Voiceability
We are a mental health peer mentoring service running across Camden, offering people with mental health difficulties the chance to work with someone who has first-hand experience of what they face.
Peer mentors help others to reach clear short-term goals and support them to integrate into the wider community
Also, if you know someone interested in becoming a Peer Mentor we are still receiving referrals for new volunteers. If they have a Camden connection, have personal experience of mental health difficulties and want to give something back, VoiceAbility offers training, support and reimbursement for their time.
For more information contact Lucia at VoiceAbility on 020 3355 7113 or email Camden.peermentoring@voiceability.org

Sensory Needs Forum Meeting
How well is the Forum working? Tell us what you think?
29th June, 2.30 – 4.30pm
Charlie Ratchford Centre, Belmont Street, London NW1 8HF
There will be BSL interpreters and a Speech-To-Text reporter
We can arrange transport – Contact David Robinson
Telephone: 020 7974 4239 Mobile: 0791 755 9419 sms text only

Free training, outings and events for unpaid carers in Camden
For a full list of events of carers in Camden please visit the Camden Carers website.

Healthwatch Camden
Latest Information DIgest is on the Healthwatch Camden website.
Catch up with the latest Camden news and what’s happening on Our Blog

The Camden Capacity Building Bulletin is produced monthly, targeting the community and voluntary sector in Camden. It provides up to date/recently live information and news on funding and training. To access the latest information please follow the Link www.camden.gov.uk/cbbulletin

Clean Break, Ageing Better in Camden, Kentish Town Community Centre, Philological Foundation, Camden Carers Centre, Nafsiyat, Abbey Community Centre and Camden PA are recruiting. See Jobs and Volunteers section below.

Camden Shares. The website for exchanges in Camden. www.camdenshares.org.uk

You can join in on Facebook. Like us if you like us.

Follow all the Camden Voluntary Sector news on OneCamden on Twitter.

You can read more about all of these stories on our news page at www.vac.org.uk/new




See the Funding pages on VAC’s website for all the latest information.

Deutsche Bank Small Grants Fund
If you are a charity, voluntary or community group with an income of less than £250,000 per annum and you need funding for work focusing on increasing social inclusion and improving well being, this fund may be able to help.
The focus of the Small Grants Fund is to help society’s most disadvantaged and communities on the ground.
Projects may fall into any of the following areas:
~ Projects that promote social inclusion, reduce isolation and disadvantage and improve access to services;
~ Projects that advance people’s physical and mental health, wellbeing and safety
~ Projects that maximize people’s ability to strengthen community cohesion and build social capacity
The maximum grant size is £5,000. The application is online here.

Soup Camden
• Would you like to make more connections in the Camden community?
• Are you working on a project that would benefit from some extra funding?
• Would you enjoy an evening of local food and arts entertainment?
Then join us at Camden Hub (8 Fairhazel Gardens, NW6 3SG) on Wednesday 13th July from 6.30pm – 9pm for Camden SOUP.
SOUP is a micro-granting dinner which celebrates and supports local community projects, artists and entrepreneurs in and around Camden. For a donation of £3.50 on the door, attendees will enjoy a hot meal, connect with other members of their community, and hear pitches from individuals/ organisations who are looking for funding, before voting on which idea the money raised from the evening should go to.
For more information, or to request a proposal form to be in with the chance of raising money for your project, please contact Abigail on 02072784437 or Abigail.darton@hcct.org.uk

The Edge Fund is open for applications – Deadline 3rd July
Supporting grass roots groups for justice and equality
Summer is nearly upon us, and we have just opened a new funding round. In Round 5 we awarded about £40,000 to 30 groups, and this summer we are looking forward to helping support even more groups fighting for social change.
Find out how to apply here.
There are loads of great groups and projects out there, but we don’t always hear about them, please help us spread the word by letting people know in your networks.

Don’t forget to sign up to Funding Central for free email funding alerts. Go to www.fundingcentral.org.uk/


VAC’s Mental Health Training Programme for BMER groups
Are you a BMER group or do you work with BMER communities?
For more information about our any of our courses, please go to https://vac.org.uk/events/category/health-mental-health/. Click on the course you are interested in and follow the instructions to book your place and pay by card (if applicable). The charge for our Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid training courses is heavily subsidised at only £25 per person. All other mental health workshops are free.
Please note that VAC can only accept bookings from organisations working with BMER communities based in Camden, or which serve Camden BMER residents. Places are limited on each course to a maximum of two people per organisation. If you have any queries, please contact us on our team email address: mentalhealthteam@vac.org.uk

VAC has a programme of courses coming up: Click here to find out more. All courses are £25 for members (unless otherwise stated).


Scams: Prevalence and Prevention
Thursday 30th June, 2016. 11:00 start (followed by a sandwich lunch)
At Age UK London, 1st Floor, 21 St Georges Road, London, SE1 6ES
Reviewing some of the statistics of scam prevalence and victim-demographics, this workshop will also provide the opportunity for attendees to discuss their experiences and talk about what can be done moving forward with a representative from the Metropolitan Police.
Anyone interested should email Ben Donovan directly on bdonovan@ageuklondon.org.uk.

Reclaim our Spaces, Saturday 25th June 9.30 – 4.30
The Ubele Initiative – Just SpaceSpark
Our lives are shaped by the spaces in which we live. When we give away important community space for another transient pop-up cafe or block of luxury flats, we give away part of our lives. We give away London’s cultural and community history. The planning system is not currently equipped with the policies required to protect these spaces and London’s skyrocketing land values are used as a trump card against arguments for competing uses. As a result we have lost many spaces and others are coming under increasing threat.
Together we can change the status quo. We can better influence a planning system to connect it to people’s lives and livelihoods, instead of it threatening the very spaces which give rise to London’s diverse communities. Free event, everyone is welcome.
Conway Hall – 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL. Book at Eventbrite

I haven’t seen that in the Karma Sutra! Sex and disability
Thursday 7 July 2016, 7pm (following a drinks reception at 6pm)
With Prof Tom Shakespeare (Norwich Medical School) at Woburn House, 20 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HQ
In 1996, Tom Shakespeare worked with two colleagues to research and write a book called The Sexual Politics of Disability. They talked to 44 disabled people about their gender and sexuality, their self-image, their experiences of sex and love, and what they felt needed to change to enable them to participate fully in the world of relationships. Twenty years on, Tom and his colleagues have revisited some of these original participants to find out where they are now. Older, franker, and perhaps wiser, their reflections help us understand the extent to which disabled sexuality is still taboo, and what we need to do to enable disabled people to achieve intimacy on the same basis as others.
The lecture is free to attend but places must be booked in advance.
For further information call 01603 591926 or email events@uea.ac.uk
Further details and booking link: https://www.uea.ac.uk/events/-/uea-london-lecture-sex-and-disability

June Volunteer Coordinators’ Forum
Join VCC at the next volunteer coordinators’ forum to share top tips for how to deal with tricky situations with volunteers.
Tuesday 28th June, 11am-1.30pm at West Euston Partnership
You will also have the chance to ask any other volunteer management best practice queries you may have. And to meet other volunteer managers in Camden. Fantastic!
For more details, and to book your FREE place go to Eventbrite.

The Camden Sensory Needs Forum
• A forum for blind and partially sighted residents and residents who are d/Deaf, deaf-blind or hard of hearing.
• A forum for family carers of people with sensory needs in Camden.
• A forum that gives you direct links to Camden councillors as well as links to Council staff and staff from local health organisations.
• A forum to discuss services that matter to you
• The venue and meeting are fully accessible. British Sign language interpreters and a Speech to Text Reporter provided.
Next meeting: Chaired by Councillor Larraine Revah 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm 29 June
at Charlie Ratchford Centre, Belmont Street NW1 8HF (map below)
Agenda item: How well is the Forum working? Tell us what you think?
For transport to help you attend please contact: David Robinson at Camden Council:
phone: 020 7974 4239 mobile: 0791 755 9419 sms text only

Kingsgate Workshops Open Studios Weekend
25th and 26th June noon – 6pm
Arts and crafts direct sale. Creative workshops. Delicious food. www.kingsgateworkshops.org.uk

Memory Cafes
Millman Street Memory Cafe, 3rd Monday of the month, 3-5pm. Tel: 020 7561 4820
Maitland Part Memory Cafe, 1st Wednesday of the month, 11am – 1pm. Tel020 7561 4820.

An introduction to intergenerational working
An intensive one-day training session ideal for people who would like to organise activities or projects which bring together older and younger people, improve their intergenerational practice or make their organisation or service more age-inclusive.
The day is for anyone who would like to organise intergenerational events or improve their organisation’s intergenerational practice. The session is free of charge and open to anyone living, working, studying or volunteering in the London Borough of Camden.
The training will examine why intergenerational and age-friendly thinking is important, how to choose activities, how to prepare older and younger people to meet each other, how to plan and resource a project and how to build safe, creative and sustainable projects.
Tuesday 12 July 2016 9.45am – 4.45pm at Argenta House, Aspern Grove, Belsize Park, London NW3
For further information or to book a place, contact: vanda.carter@camden.gov.uk / 020 7974 2810

Moneytalk Camden North – subsidised Financial Education Facilitator Training Course, 12/13 July or 3 & 10 November
Moneytalk Camden North is a new project based on the award winning financial literacy resource Made of Money, developed by anti-poverty charity Quaker Social Action. It aims to help groups talk about money and its impact on their lives, as well as learn vital money management skills.
Moneytalk Camden North takes a different and innovative approach to financial literacy: it works holistically- with the whole person and the whole household. The resources aim to build confidence, resilience and help people identify their own values, attitudes and emotions around money, as well as covering basics like budgeting, borrowing and debt. We recognise that unless people’s own situations are explored and confidence is increased, behaviour will not change long–term. The resources are all provided, fully reusable, fun and informative- so it hardly feels like you are doing money training. We will train you to use the resources and approach to support your own client groups.
12th & 13th July and 3rd & 10th November click here to find out more and download a booking form.
Contact: mtcn@qsa.org.uk tel: 020 8983 5047

Recovery College – places still available
Recovery College courses started on Monday 18 April and term runs until 20 July. The Summer term course guide is online at www.candi.nhs.uk/recoverycollege and courses are filling fast.
Please encourage colleagues and service-users to enrol now for courses in June and July so they don’t miss out on a place.
Mon 27 June: Money Goal Getting
See our course guide at for many more available courses throughout June and July.
Contact us on 020 3317 6904 or via recovery.college@candi.nhs.uk if you would like more copies of the Recovery College course guide for your service users.
Open Monday-Friday 10am to 4pm (closed for lunch 1-1.30) so feel free to drop in.

London for All
London for All / LVSC have a full programme of courses available for the voluntary sector. Go to the London for All website for full details.

Camden Carers’ Service
Has a full range of events and activities for unpaid carers in Camden. Find out more on the Camden Carers’ Service website www.camdencs.org.uk/activities

Don’t forget that Camden TDS run a full programme of course which are subsidised or free for voluntary sector partner organisations. There is a link to a list of partner organisations on the home page.

Find more Training Opportunities at www.vac.org.uk


Clean Break is recruiting a new Head of Operations and Locum Theatre Education Manager
We are looking for a woman with a strong professional track record in people and buildings management in the charity or cultural sector who can lead the operational delivery of our programmes and our studios in Kentish Town. At Clean Break we are committed to changing the lives of women affected by the criminal justice system through theatre. We hope you will be motivated to join us – an award-winning theatre company working at the forefront of social, political and cultural change.
The post is open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1). This is a Genuine Occupational Qualification. Applications are actively encouraged from black and minority ethnic women who are under-represented in senior levels in the organisation. Applicants who state they are ex-offenders or are disabled, who meet the essential person specification, will be guaranteed an interview.
Clean Break is recruiting a Locum Theatre Education Manager to cover the current post-holders sabbatical September – December 2016.
28 hrs (negotiable) North London, salary: £33k (pro rata) plus benefits.
Application deadline: Wednesday 29 June. More details at the website.

Ageing Better in Camden Local Evaluation
Interested in helping to develop a much better understanding about what helps and what gets in the way of older Camden residents feeling less isolated and lonely? If you are, this could be the role for you. We are looking for people with a range of skills and experiences, including analysing data, interviewing people or you may have local knowledge of the area which you can bring to the team.
The time you commit to the role is up to you. The exact nature of the Community Evaluator role will depend on your individual interests, skills and availability. We expect CE’s to be involved in some of the following activities; Face-to-face interviews or focus groups Telephone discussions with people using the Ageing Better in Camden projects Desk-based research, Data analysis and interpretation. We will welcome whatever people have to offer and, as a volunteer, any out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
If you are interested in becoming a community evaluator and would like to find out more, please contact the project administrator Becky: Becky.Strike@ndti.org.uk or call 01225 789135 and she will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Alternatively you can visit www.ndti.org.uk

KTCC is recruiting for a Centre Coordinator
We are a lively, local resource providing services and activities to an area with considerable ethnic and cultural diversity, marked by pockets of social and economic deprivation and health inequalities. KTCC aims to “connect and inspire Kentish Town”, working with local organisations and residents to improve the quality of life in the local community.
We are looking for a motivated and pro-active Centre Coordinator to oversee operational tasks and communications at the centre, to start as soon as possible.
Please visit http://bit.ly/28LyO6g for full details. Deadline is Monday 4th July 9am.

Grant-making trust seeks administrative support
The Philological Foundation (charity no. 312692) is an educational charity established in 1982 distributing grants to individuals and schools in the City of Westminster and the London Borough of Camden. The Foundation has an average income of income of £45,000 a year which it distributes to state-funded schools and to individuals under 26 years of age who are or have been pupils at a secondary school in the City of Westminster or London Borough of Camden.
Organisations, charitable bodies or individuals with appropriate skills and experience that are interested in handling the administrative affairs of the Foundation, and supporting and advising the trustees, are invited to contact the Chair, Clio Whittaker, for an informal discussion: clio@pattypan.com or 07884 265 518

Camden Carers Centre is recruiting to Two Posts
Health Promotion Officer
21 hours per week, £28,704 pro-rata (FTC until 31st March 2017).
Health Team Manager
18 hours per week, £30,450 pro-rata (maternity cover up until 31st March 2017).
For more information about either job please contact health@camdencarers.org.uk or ring 020 7428 8950.
The closing date for applications for both jobs is 4th July 2016. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted no later than the 8th July 2016.
To obtain job packs (for either job) please go to: http://www.camdencs.org.uk/get-involved

Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre seeks Community Link Worker
Unit 4 Clifton House, Clifton Terrace, London N4 3JP
Hours: Two days per week (regular days to be negotiated – Friday is preferable)
Pay: £19,500 – £22,000 pro-rata (depending on experience)
The duties of this post constitutes ‘Regulated activity’ in accordance with the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act and the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and subject to an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and ‘barred list ‘ check.
Full detials from adam@nafsiyat.org.uk, Tel: 02072636947 web: www.nafsiyat.org.uk
To apply for the position: Please email your CV and a covering letter detailing how you meet this role to recruitment@nafsiyat.org.uk by 5pm on Monday 4th July 2016.

Abbey Community Centre seeds Activities Coordinator
Are you looking for a rewarding part time varied hands-on people-facing role in a small community charity? Where you’ll make a difference and be appreciated for doing so? This could be your opportunity!
Activities Coordinator (CHAPS Project), actual salary £15,124 for 21 hours a week
6 weeks holiday, plus bank holidays (pro-rata)
CHAPS is our community’s centre’s time, skills, activities, interests, talents, and help sharing exchange for men over 50 living in or within easy reach of Kilburn, North West London.
CHAPS is a unique community project and we’re looking for a unique person to become its new Coordinator.
We’re happy to consider applications from people who have not done this sort of job before but who can convincingly demonstrate that they have the necessary abilities and enthusiasm.
Deadline for applications is Monday 4th July 2016, 10am. For short listed applicants, interviews will be held on Monday 11th July 2016.
Please note no CVs. To apply please see the jobs section of our website: www.abbeycc-kilburn.org.uk

Are you looking to employ an assistant to help with your care needs? CamdenPAs can help
CamdenPAs.org.uk is a new service that makes it easy to find a personal assistant (PA) and puts you in control of your care and support.
If you have care needs, you can employ a PA to help you to live as independently as possible.
CamdenPAs features an online ‘marketplace’ for you to browse through a list of profiles of PAs in the borough. Profiles give details about the services they provide, their skills, experience and personal interests.
You can look through the list to find suitable matches and choose someone you like to help support you.
When you find a match you can contact the PA to arrange an interview and see how you get on. If you like them you can then work out contract details such as hours, duties and wages, and hire them.
If you do not find anyone suitable, you can set up your own a profile describing your requirements and interests, for PAs to look through and contact you.
You can employ a PA whether you receive a direct payment or fund your own care. If you receive direct payments you can get support with the employment from Personalised Support In Camden or AgeUK Camden.
Become a PA
If you’re a PA looking for work or are just starting out, CamdenPAs can help you. As well as helping you finding a job, the site features advice on looking for work, becoming a PA and where to get training.
Why not set up your profile today? Find out more, visit: camdenpas.org.uk or phone: 020 7278 4437

Find Jobs and Volunteering opportunities at https://www.vac.org.uk/


Deaf Achieve
This is a Big Lottery funded project that will continue to deliver free workshops, health groups, job clubs, travel groups, financial capability training and one to one support until 2018. The end of February saw the completion of our first year. We are now well into our second year. These are for the deaf community, aged 18-65, living in any of the London boroughs. If want to know more information about Deaf Achieve please contact: deafachieve2@royaldeaf.org.uk

Volunteering with Voluntary and Community organisations in Camden
Camden Council aims to support volunteering across the borough as effectively as possible. To this end we’re undertaking a short survey that aims to find out what organisations are already doing and what – if anything – would best help them to recruit, support and retain volunteers in future. We will use this information to improve the support we offer. The survey only takes a few minutes to complete and is confidential.
Please return the completed survey by Friday 8 July 2016 – many thanks.
If you would like to know more about volunteering in Camden or have any queries about the survey please contact Frances Connelly on 020 7974 6457 or email frances.connelly@camden.gov.uk

Share your experiences of the mental health services provided by Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
Your views are really valuable and will help to develop local services.
Anyone over the age of 16 who has used Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust mental health services at a hospital or special mental health ward, or at a community based service, Community Recovery Service, Home Treatment Team, Homeless Outreach Team etc. Parents/carers are also invited to take part.
~ Complete an online survey and have the option to provide your name and contact details to be entered into a prize draw for a £20 shopping vouchers: https://consultations.wearecamden.org/public-health/mental-health-scrutiny-panel-cift-services
~ Take part in one of four group discussions in early June and receive a £10 shopping voucher for your time.
If you would like to take part or have any questions about this work, please contact Mubasshir Ajaz, Public Health, 020 7527 1261 or mubasshir.ajaz@camden.gov.uk

Camden Consultations
You can find all Camden consultation on the Wearecamden consultation hub.

FREE VAC Membership for Unfunded Groups: Voluntary Action Camden Small organisations with no paid staff and a turnover of less than £1,500 can now join for FREE. To take advantage of this offer just fill in the membership on the online form here.