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.
Latest VAC Safeguarding Podcast
Safeguarding and Physical Security in Community Settings
Dianne Carlton-Ogunyemi our Community Safeguarding Lead talks to John Bayley – founder and Managing Director of HA9 Consultancy Ltd
Topics include community policing and schools, gang crime, domestic violence, fraud investigation abroad, the Soham Murder Enquiry, counter terrorism etc.
Currently working in partnership with Camden and the Home Office, HA9 has now extended their activity to support all community groups and voluntary organisations, including supplementary schools, faith groups and charities.
Call for Healthy Parks Creators- deadline 6th September
Become a Healthy Parks Creator, which will give you the chance to get involved in a series of sessions and workshops on delivering activities in parks.
The 4 areas focussed on are:
~ Volunteer Best Practice Peer Learning Sessions
~ Walking Tours Masterclass
~ Resources – Toolkits and Guides
~ Action Learning Sets
Organisations can be based anywhere but activity must be foucssed in the following wards: Belsize, Haverstock, Kentish Town and Swiss Cottage
register your interest by 6th September: email@example.com
Vaccinations for 16 and 17 year olds
People aged 16 – 17 can find a nearby walk-in clinic via the national grab a jab website. A list of North Central London walk-in clinics currently offering vaccinations to 16 and 17 year olds can also be found on the CCG website. Or use the national booking service.
In addition 12 – 16 year olds with underlying health conditions or living with a person with suppressed immune system can get the vaccine. Further details on the CCG website.
North Central London CCG Annual General Meeting
Thursday 23 September 2021 2:30pm – 3:45pm virtually
We warmly invite colleagues from your organisation to participate. To register attendance at the AGM, please follow this link. Any accessibility requirements can be recorded at the time of registration.
Arts4Dementia- Painting workshop series for people with early-stage dementia
From 28th September Arts 4 Dementia will be partnering with the London Canal Museum in N1 to deliver a painting workshop series for people with early-stage dementia. For information and to sign up email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
KOVE Annual General Meeting
2pm to 4pm Thursday 30 September 2021
Mazenod Social Club, Mazenod Avenue, NW6 4LS
Kove are looking for new members, in particular men and people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, both currently under-represented. Please contact Lynda Stuart for an informal chat on 07773 267505 or 020 7372 3548.
3.05pm: Kilburn Debate: Prof Jo-Anne Bichard on The Need for Public Toilets
The Debate is open to local residents of any age and service professionals. For information and to register (if not attending the AGM) contact John Miles (07817 424356 or email@example.com). To join KOVE www.kove.org.uk contact Deborah Knight on 07778 145787 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For nominations contact: email@example.com
Kilburn and West Hampstead Pensioners AGM
Thursday 16 September at 1.30pm at Sycamore Community Hall, 27a West End Lane, NW6 4NY. Please confirm with Peter firstname.lastname@example.org
Comings and Goings
The new Director of Healthwatch Camden is Stephen Heard.
Yasmin King joins Camden Giving as Community Ideas Project Lead.
Rachel Kelly has left the council and joined FutureGov.
Free music production workshops for young people living in Camden
The Winch is working in partnership with a local artist to offer 4 free Music production workshops for young people living in Camden and aged 9 to 16. In these workshops you’ll learn the basics of music production: how to write a song, use recording equipment and how to work with music software to make a track.
The workshops will take place on the 15th, 16th, 21st and 22nd September between 4:30 and 6:30pm at Hampstead Music and Voice Studio. Details here.
WEP’s name has changed from West Euston Partnership to West Euston Project Ltd. But will still be known as WEP.
Disability and Employment in Camden – A Conversation of Change event
Thursday, 9 September 1 – 4pm
Join CDA for a ‘conversation of change’ about what a new employment service could look like for Disabled residents of Camden.
The event will explore lived experience stories relating to employment of Disabled residents and people with long-term health conditions in Camden. Using the themes and topics from these stories, together we will come-up with initial ideas for a new employment service for Disabled people and those with long term health conditions. Full details and booking at Eventbrite. Access the Easy read version here.
Top Tips for Successful Funding Applications
This workshop is aimed at anyone interested in fundraising to support a project, R&D, or sustain their practice. It’s appropriate for anyone currently working on a funding application or who plans to.
Solen will share her top 10+ tips to empower you to fundraise with applications to government funders, philanthropists and foundations. Sign up here.
Laamiga are recruiting BAMER women to Athena Project
Athena aims to improve financial knowledge and skills to gain financial independence. As part of this programme, we offer one monthly online workshop for six months delivered by experts to help you access information and resources to maximise your income and savings.
You’ll also have a chance to connect with other like-minded women and share your experiences through joining monthly support groups.
For further information on Athena and the enrolment process, contact Emua Ali (Project Coordinator) at: email@example.com or call 0208 257 7317
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