Carers Rights Day; ARC Appreciation Day; Tree Planting this Weekend; Getting Online in Later Life; WEP Workshops; Camley Street Neighbourhood Plan; FYA Newsletter; Camden Society courses; Meeting Rooms in Chalk Farm + training, events, funding opportunities, jobs, volunteering, trustees and more
Carers Rights Day 2018
Carers Rights Day helps carers know their rights and find out how to get the help and support they are entitled to.
Carers Trust estimates there are currently six and a half million carers in the UK – one in nine of the workforce.
Many provide up to 19 hours of unpaid care for a family member or friend each week and of these, more than three million are still in paid work. Download the factsheet or contact Camden Carers Centre.
ARC Appreciation Day
On 1st December S.P.I.D. youth theatre group in partnership with SHAK, based on Alexandra and Ainsworth Estate, are hosting ARC Appreciation Day. An event where we can bring everybody together, where we would want you to take part in our food stalls, art workshops and exciting games that everyone can join in and have fun and so much more!
Come and check out the ARC youth club, as it holds a wide programme outside of the S.P.I.D. workshops, and has many opportunities for young people to take part in workshops and relax in a safe space.
For more details contact email@example.com or call 07903861674.
Tree planting this weekend
Take part in London’s biggest ever tree planting this weekend. Head over to the Volunteer Centre Camden website to find out how to take part
Getting Online in Later Life
Wednesday the 5th of December from 11.15am to 3.30pm in Angel.
The Centre for Ageing Better, in partnership with One Digital, are running an exploratory workshop looking at informal support to help people in later life get and stay online. The workshop is for practitioners delivering informal support to help people to build the confidence and skills to get online.
This will also help to inform the development of an online resource to support practitioners to embed digital skills into their own delivery.
Organisations or individuals supporting older people to use computers and the internet, no matter how informally, are invited to join. We are able to reimburse travel where needed. If you are interested please email Kristina.firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 020 3829 0113.
Free Workshops hosted by West Euston Partnership
Do you have the following? Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscaculia, ADHD or autism spectrum disorder? Or think you do? We are offering information, advice and guidance to help you at home, work or in study.
Tuesday 4th December (6pm-7:30pm) at West Euston Partnership (Address: 29-31 Hampstead Road, London NW1 3JA, next door to Sainsbury’s Local).
Goals Workshop – Wednesday 5th December (11am – 1pm)
Want to plan for 2019? Our experienced coach will teach you simple techniques to help you both set and achieve your short or long-term goals.
Hpod, Cumberland Market, London NW1 3RH – next door to Regents Park Practice
Interested in either of the above? Contact David Hermanstein (T: 020 7388 7932/07908845154 or email@example.com) to book a place.
Camley Street area Neighbourhood Development Plan
Neighbours, businesses and other interested parties are invited to give feedback on the plan.
The consultation is open until Sunday 13th January 2019.
The plan can be viewed online at http://camleystreet.org.uk.
There will be events affording an opportunity to feedback and talk to members of the forum and planning team. They will be held at the Library, Camden Council, 5 Pancras Square, Kings Cross, London N1 on:
~ Monday 10th December 2018 17:00- 20:00
~ Saturday 5th January 2019 11:00-14:00
For further information, and to give your feedback, please contact 020 7255 9976 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the Funding pages on VAC’s website for all the latest information.
Government Fund to Celebrate Windrush Generation
Launched today (22 November), new funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) will support local commemorative and educational events across England that recognise the arrival of MV Empire Windrush at Port Tilbury on 21 July 1948 with 492 Caribbean migrants and the contribution of the migrants who later became known as the Windrush Generation.
The minimum amount available is £2,500 and the maximum is £25,000.
The deadline for applications is 21 January 2019. Full details online.
MOPAC Victims Fund 2019/20 to benefit victims of crime
The Fund will build the capacity and maximise the potential of VCSE organisations to support the continued and improved provision of vital services that help victims of crime to cope and recover.
Grants of between £10,000 and £35,000 are available. Deadline 4th January.
Contact 020 7582 5117 or email@example.com. Full details online.
Nationwide Community Grants
The fund is looking for local housing projects that will strengthen your local community under the following themes:
• supporting the most vulnerable
• finding new approaches to increasing the supply of housing
• reinventing renting for both tenants and landlords
Deadline: 5pm on 7th December 2018
Please contact The Programmes Team at The London Community Foundation if you have any queries about the Fund at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7582 5117.
Said Foundation – Amal Grants Programme
Grants to support a variety of high-quality arts and cultural activities that aim to further the objectives of increasing understanding of Britain’s Muslim communities among people of other faiths and none and fostering a stronger sense of belonging in the UK among its Muslim communities. Details here.
The HS2 Camden Fund
The Camden Fund aims to strengthen the sense of place and alleviate the disruption of the development of HS2 Ltd. on local people by achieving one or more of the following aims:
1. A Happier and Healthier Camden
2. A Better Connected Camden
3. A Stronger Voluntary and Community Sector
We aim to inform applicants of the result of their application within 16 weeks. Applicants can submit applications at any point between midnight on the 15th May 2018 and midnight on the 14th May 2020. Full details at Camden Giving.
Need a Meeting Room near Chalk Farm?
VAC now has 3 new rooms to hire out for Events/Training, etc. at our new base in the Charlie Ratchford Centre in Chalk Farm.
There is a large room for up to 60 people, ideal for large events, AGMs, conferences, etc.
The Buffet Room can hold up to 20 people comfortably for training/workshops
The Lounge is a open area for anything that is not confidential and can hold up to 20 people. Smartboard, level access throughout, reasonable prices.
Rates and full details on the VAC website.
Safeguarding: Developing existing knowledge and understanding.
Monday 10th December – 9.30am-1pm
If you work frequently with children and their families, it is essential that your organisation has up-to-date knowledge of safeguarding legislation and child protection procedures. This Advanced course is designed to develop existing understanding of the safeguarding process.
Full details from Dianne Carlton Ogunyemi: DOgunyemi@vac.org.uk
Volunteer with VAC and develop experience and skills in public health
VAC can provide training, and sessional work opportunities for committed volunteers. Benefits include free Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) training to volunteer Health Advocates for Community Links, part of a new Care Navigation and Social Prescribing service in Camden. See Jobs and Volunteers section below for full details.
17th and 18th of December At VAC, Charlie Ratchford Centre.
Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18. They will teach you the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, you can speed up a young person’s recovery and stop a mental health issue from getting worse.
The price per delegate will be £180.00. Click here for full details.
Songhaven’s Winter Warmer
Dementia Friendly Concerts. Saturday 15th December at Lumen Cafe, to enjoy a music concert, seasonal singalongs and festive afternoon tea. Booking is essential, to book visit http://songhaven.co.uk For more information email email@example.com
Wild Bunch celebrates Votes for Women
‘A club night run by people with learning difficulties for everyone’
Monday 10th December, 7pm-11pm, at Electrowerkz, 7 Torrens Street, EC1
Over 18’s only, £5 on the door. More info call Elfrida Society on 020 7359 7443
The Kids Network Winter Socktail Party
5th December A £10 suggested donation on the door will get you your pizza fix, cocktails and an evening packed full of entertainment and the warm fuzzies. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd December 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Living Centre in partnership with Somers Town Community Association
See Eventbrite for full details and booking.
Friday 14th December 2-8pm. On Hawley Road (Paved area) NW1 8RU. Free
A festive day for everyone, including ice rink, Father Christmas grotto, children’s rides & bouncy castle, local performers, food & drink and gift stalls.
For more information email email@example.com or call 020 7485 3386
Transition for a young person with SEND aged 16-25?
Now recruiting for Sept 2019, this is an opportunity for SENDCO’s, teachers, parents, carers and local authority members to come and see our college and find out more about our offer.
Friday 7th December 2018 / Friday 15th February 9.30 – 10.30am
Elfrida Rathbone Camden, 7 Dowdney Close, NW5
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with names and your chosen date.
‘Creating a Stronger Voluntary & Community Sector’
Monday, 10th December, from 5:30 – 7:30pm
Camden Giving has funding available through the HS2 Camden Fund for creating a ‘Stronger Voluntary and Community Sector’. We will share some tips and ideas about applications you could consider applying to us for under this strand so that you can begin to plan your project proposal.
This free workshop is aimed at not-for-profits with an income of less than £500k, whose projects/activities benefit Camden communities.
Click here to book a place or email email@example.com.
VAC is recruiting volunteers to help us in our new building in Chalk Farm
VAC has recently moved to a new home at Charlie Ratchford Centre, Belmont Street, NW1. We are sharing the building with Camden Carers and Camden Disability Action. It is a very busy building with lots of visitors and events.
We are recruiting volunteer receptionists to be the first point of contact for visitors. I You will be an important member of the VAC team of volunteers and staff and will have access to training and ongoing support.
Contact Kevin Nunan at VAC on 020 7284 6557 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SHAK seeks Community Participation and Learning Manager
Shak (South Hampstead and Kilburn Community Partnership) is a resident led charity based on the iconic Alexandra and Ainsworth estate in the Kilburn ward of Camden NW London which is an area with high rates of deprivation and poverty but big potential. Our mission is to enable adults & young people and to overcome barriers to economic and social inclusion. We engage with residents through a range of activities based at the SHELL Centre (a well-equipped community resource centre) and the ARC youth club and music studio.
The “Community Participation and Learning Manager” will manage SHAK community participation and learning programmes, in particular the Big Lottery Reaching Communities ‘Living and Learning Together’ project. Details online.
Latin American House seeks temp Reception Officer
From 3rd January to 11th February 2019, Monday to Thursday 10 am to 6pm. The successful candidate must have native or equivalent level of Spanish and excellent level English. For information please e-mail: email@example.com
Safeguarding Board Administrator
£27,093 – £29,188 Pro rata Permanent, Part time, 21.6 (3 days) hours per week
Camden Safeguarding Adults Partnership Board is a group of statutory, voluntary and independent organisations all committed to working together and its work is centred on safeguarding adults from any kind of abuse and neglect. The Board is multi agency and coordinates how its members and partner agencies across the borough work together in order to help and protect adults who may be experiencing, or are at risk of harm. Full details online.
LAWRS seeks No Limits Project Coordinator and VAWG Manager
Camden Disability Action seeks Focus Group Members
The focus group meeting is about disabled people’s experience using information and advice services in Camden. We are looking for 6-8 people and there will be refreshments plus £40 thank you from the organisers. Contact Brendan 07930 669 417 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in taking part.
West Hampstead Women’s Centre seeks Female Sessional Creative Writing Tutor
To facilitate an evening writing group for Irish women aged 60+ and to provide encouragement and opportunity for them to write freely about whatever they would like, exploring different subjects and genres
2 hours weekly £30ph, Wednesday evenings 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Starting January 2019 for 40 weeks
To apply, please send CV and covering letter outlining relevant qualifications and experience. Post to above or e-mail to email@example.com
Closing date: Friday 7th December 2018 at 5pm
Interviews: Week beginning 17th December 2018
The post is subject to a satisfactory DBS checks and is open to women only in accordance with the Equality Act 2010
Child Mentor Volunteers Needed
The Kids Network is looking for fun, committed and passionate volunteers to make an impact to the lives of little Londoners. Our flexible year-long mentoring programme supports children aged 8-11 with their social and emotional development during the transitional period between primary and secondary.
As a mentor, you will:
~ Facilitate weekly 1:1 sessions of 1-3 hours.
~ Build confidence and resilience in your matched child
~ Connect with a community of mentors through peer to peer support.
~ Receive ongoing personal support from The Kids Network Team
Link to a more in-depth description and application form here.
Volunteer with VAC and develop experience and skills in public health
VAC provide training, and work opportunities for Camden volunteers who can commit 2 hours per week.
Voluntary Action Camden (VAC) is offering free Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) training to volunteer Health Advocates for Community Links, part of a new Care Navigation and Social Prescribing service in Camden. Community Links Health Advocates signpost residents to community based activities and help with formal referrals where community based activities are needed alongside clinical care.
Volunteers will have access to other health related training, and will be part of a large multi-disciplinary team that meets monthly to develop the service and explore health related issues. After 3 months, active volunteers will have opportunities to take up occasional paid sessional work alongside volunteering.
Placements are in GP practices and other community locations. In return for your commitment to the project, we offer support, out of pocket expenses and other professional development opportunities.
Contact: Mandira Manandhar, Community Links Co-ordinator (Mon, Tues and Thurs) 020 7284 6550/6573 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kosmos Centre has an office to rent in their building in Kentish Town.