Message following the attack in New Zealand; Greenwood Centre Tours and Networking; International Women’s Day Talk at VAC; Health and Wellbeing Event; Find out about Youth Safety Fund; IT sessions at Greenwood Centre; Camden Family Members Reference Group; Leighton College; Anne Frank + You; EU Settlement Scheme in Spanish; US Volunteers; Theatre Recruiting; Carers Centre AGM; Early Help Service + training, events, funding opportunities, jobs, volunteering, trustees and more
New Zealand Attack
A joint message of reassurance was sent to community leaders in Camden today by Cllr Georgia Gould, Cllr Abdul Hai, Kier Starmer, MP and Tulip Saddiq, MP. The letter states “…our shared commitment that Camden will not tolerate hate, violence and islamophobia, and we will challenge the rhetoric of division wherever it occurs in our communities. Camden is a place that welcomes everyone, and has and will provide shelter and protection in difficult times for those who are the subject of hate and discrimination.” Click here to read the letter.
Greenwood Centre tours & networking evening
The Greenwood Centre is the home of the new Camden Centre for Independent Living. There are a variety of indoor & outdoor spaces including a large hall suitable for conferences & activities, recording/rehearsal music studio, arts room, IT suite, roof terraces, and lots more. All spaces for rental to groups, and we’re interested in exploring partnerships to provideactivities & services for disabled people in Camden.
The tours we are running are open to all. They will last one hour maximum, with tea & cake served at the end in the atrium, and time to chat with others.
Start time of 4:30pm, on Tuesday 19th March, and Tuesday 2nd April.
We are also running a free one-off networking evening, open to anyone working in the charity sector in Camden, or whose charity does any work in Camden. We also welcome those from other sectors who currently work with, or want to work with us Camden charities. This is a chance to view our fantastic new space in the company of like-minded professionals, meet new people and explore new opportunities.
This will run 5pm to 7pm on Thursday 28th March.
The Greenwood Centre, 37 Greenwood Place, NW5 1LB.
RSVP to email@example.com
Our building is fully accessible, and we are happy to provide a BSL interpreter or meet other access needs. Just inform us when you RSVP, and for BSL interpreters please give us one week’s notice.
International Women’s Day Talk at VAC
Friday 29th March (1-2.30 pm) at Voluntary Action Camden, Charlie Ratchford Centre we will be hosting a talk by Hiyam Elayan, Director of the Saraya Centre for Women and Young People. There will be a chance to purchase lunch from Cafe Palestina. All welcome.
Health and Wellbeing Event
Health and Wellbeing in the Voluntary and Community Sector event hosted by Strategic Partners in conjunction with the Community Partnership Team and Public Health.
We know that there is a huge amount of great work being delivered in the VCS around health and wellbeing. This is an opportunity to find out about some of the initiatives that are happening, as well as about services and resources that are available to support your organisation’s Health and Wellbeing offer.
27th March 9.30am – 12.30pm at 17 – 19 Triton Street, Regent’s Place, London, NW1 3BF
Some key Public Health providers will be present including Re-Think, Breathe and Recovery College to name a few.
There will be a combination of info stalls and presentations.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out about the Youth Safety Fund
Tuesday 19th March, 10 – 11.30am at the Crowndale Centre.
The Youth Safety Fund will support the work and outcomes associated with the 17 recommendations set out in the Youth Safety Taskforce Report. The event is run by Young Camden Foundation. The session will cover:
~ Background to the Youth Safety Taskforce and its priorities
~ How to apply to the Youth Safety Fund and the process.
Book at Eventbrite.
IT Advice Sessions at The New Greenwood Centre
Every Wednesday between 10am and 12pm in the IT Suite at the Greenwood Centre Camden Adult Education Service will deliver IT/computer drop in sessions specifically designed for people that maybe have a specific IT issue or wish to know how to use their own gadgets better.
37 Greenwood Place, Kentish Town, London NW5 1LB
Camden Family Members Reference Group
A group for family carers of adults with learning disabilities
3 April 10.30-12.30pm followed by lunch at Charlie Ratchford, Belmont Street
Find out about financial assessments and benefits and ask questions:
– David Kinloch – Service Manager, Awards and Contributions Team
– Gill Catherall – Welfare Rights Team Manager
Email Philippa for more information: email@example.com
Leighton College Event
11am on Thursday 28th March is the launch of FLIP, the new Leighton College student magazine. Leighton College is a small SEN Further Education Provision based in Kentish Town for young adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities. Phone 02074241601 if you have any questions.
There are upcoming Leighton College coffee mornings for parents, carers and professionals to find out more about the college on 22nd March and 19th April. RSVP Sousan, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications for Sept now open.
Anne Frank + You
The Anne Frank Trust will be holding a thought provoking exhibition “Anne Frank + You” in Camden throughout April & May. The exhibition brings Anne Frank’s voice firmly into the 21st century and provides a platform for open dialogue on issues of prejudice, identity, conflict and discrimination today. Please come along to the Community Consultation on Thursday 21st March, 5pm-7pm at Swiss Cottage Library, NW3 3HA to have your say about local issues that should be addressed during the exhibition. For more info contact: Laura@annefrank.org.uk
Spanish language workshop on EU Settlement Scheme
5pm, Thursday 21 March
As of April, EU citizens and their family must register under the new EU Settlement Scheme, including those who already have permanent residency.
Latin American House has organised a Spanish language workshop at 5-6 pm on 21 March to provide basic information about the Scheme and how to apply.
Latin American House 10 Kingsgate Place, London, NW6 4TA
The event is free but please register: email@example.com or 0207 372 8653.
Free opportunity: US student placements
WPI, a prestigious American university is seeking opportunities to work with community organisations in Camden. The university organises 7-week placements for small teams of highly-skilled and motivated students to undertake projects at host organisations across London. Details here.
Please contact Naomi Pollard, Project Coordinator by 5th April 2019 if your organisation is interested in finding out more about this opportunity.
The Weapon of Choice Theatre Project is recruiting
The Weapon of Choice (WOC) collective is made up of young actors, facilitators, music artists and creatives. Together we produce original theatre, film and performance. To join us or refer a young person, please call or email Mel on 07422660703. For more information, take a look at the project page.
Camden Carers Centre Annual General Meeting
Thursday 4th of April 3.30-5pm (networking and refreshments until 5.30pm)
A chance to hear directly from carers in Camden
A chance to hear what’s happening at the Carers Centre and speak with Trustees and staff. Exhibition of carers art work. Speakers include: Carers; Baroness Glenys Thornton; Keir Starmer MP
From 5.30 to 7.30 Camden Carers Voice will be holding their first evening meeting; you are welcome to attend all or part of this too.
Training course in systemic and relational ways of working
Camden Early Help Service, in partnership with VCS friends and colleagues, is offering a free 3-day training course in systemic and relational ways of working. Developed in partnership with the Anna Freud Centre and the Centre for Parent and Child Studies, this course is suitable for anyone from any sector that helps people, especially those who help children and families.
The course will explore relational and systemic thinking, offer practical ideas to apply in your daily work helping people, and post-training support. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place
See the Funding pages on VAC’s website for all the latest information.
Youth Safety Fund to Support Projects Aimed at Preventing Youth Violence
Open until Sunday 31 March.
Bids to the fund must be made by partnerships of at least two bodies, which can include public sector, schools, charities, voluntary and community orgs.
Local young people will be among those on the panels to assess applications, for projects running for one or two years under two categories:
• Under £5,000 per year (£10,000 total)
• £5,000 to £25,000 per year (£50,000 total).
This is the first of two opportunities to apply to the Youth Safety Fund, with another due in late 2019 / early 2020.
To find out more and download an expression of interest application form please visit www.camden.gov.uk/youthsafetytaskforce.
If you have any questions about Youth Safety Fund or application process please contact email@example.com
Camden Giving Kings Cross Fund
Camden Giving’s KX Fund will soon open for applications. It aims to increase:
~ Social Cohesion
~ Employment opportunities
~ Quality and access to natural environments
Full details at Camden Giving. closing date midnight, 17 April
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.
Learn the technique of hand coiling textiles, using cotton, wool and ribbon to explore shape and form and produce flat mats and coasters
This is a free five week course for Camden Residents.
Thursday 28th Feb – 28th March 1:00 – 3:00pm at The Haven, Castlehaven Community Centre, 23 Castlehaven Rd, NW1 8RU
For more details contact Mandira 0207 284 6573 or Erica 0207269 6035 or Elisha 020 7241 8996
Safeguarding Courses from VAC in 2019
Safeguarding Advanced: Developing knowledge and understanding.
Tuesday 26th March, 9.45am – 2.30pm (Includes lunch)
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 through a variety of written text, case studies and interactive exercises.
Suitable for anyone who has attended safeguarding training previously and would like to update their knowledge and skills further, including volunteers and workers of all levels. The training will cover the following:
• Department for Education’s updated statutory guidance
• Myth Busting & Social Care
• Awareness of current issues / Understanding emerging forms of abuse.
• Safeguarding awareness & assessing need: Race, culture, gender and ability.
• Dealing with disclosures
• Safeguarding in Camden, thresholds and the role of professionals.
To find out more book email Dianne Carlton-Ogunyemi
Introduction to Safeguarding for Trustees.
Wednesday 27th March: 9.45am – 1.00pm
The Charity Commission for England and Wales recently stated that safeguarding should be a key governance priority for all charity trustees.
There has never been a better time to make sure your charity is doing all it can to protect children and young people at risk.
• Understand, review and manage the safeguarding arrangements in your organisation.
• Ensure your charity is meeting its legal ‘safeguarding duty of care’.
To find out more information or to book your place please email Dianne Carlton-Ogunyemi at: firstname.lastname@example.org
11 March. Swiss Cottage Library
At this free event, EU Make Camden, EU citizens will be able to access advice and hear about what is being done in Camden to manage the impact of Brexit on the borough’s communities. Residents can register to attend here. The event will also be available on live stream.
We are also offering a wider package of support for EU residents as part of our proactive approach to preparing the borough for Brexit:
• Frontline Council staff will be briefed with up to date contact information
• Partner with key advice organisations to ensure that ongoing advice
• Work through schools, community groups and voluntary organisations, to ensure all are prepared to show Camden residents where to access the support they need.
• Invest in our cohesion services to promote healthy communities and convene a cohesion conference.
Free Employability Programme with Free Crѐche Facility
Monday 18th March 10.00 am – 2.00 pm
at Hopscotch Asian Women’s Centre, 50-52 Hampstead Road, London NW1
Job search and access to a range of job opportunities; CV writing; Mock Interviews; Information on Courses and Training
Take part in our FREE group training modules and activities
Free Childcare Tel: 020 7388 8198
To be eligible for our programme, you must be female, unemployed or economically inactive, have the right to live and work in the UK and from a Black, Asian and minority ethnic background.
Camden Intergenerational Network
Wednesday 8th May 2.15pm for tea or coffee, meeting 2.30pm – 5.00pm.
At Age UK Camden, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9NA.
if you have any questions, would like to join the Network, or know someone who would, please contact Lydia.Shellien-Walker@AgeUKCamden.org.uk.
Maiden Lane Community Centre Jobs and Training Fair
17 April 2019 – 12-5PM At The London Irish Centre
50-52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB
Please contact Naz if you would like a stall to promote job, training or volunteer opportunities. email@example.com tel: 020 7267 9586
Tea, Toast and Tweeting
Belsize Community Library, 20th March 12 – 3pm
Are you 50+ and need help with using twitter? Come and join in with a technology afternoon tea party. Bring your own device for a 1:1 session
Places are limited and should be booked in advance. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 020 586 6746 (Mon-Wed, 10-6pm)
Free half day Motivational Interviewing training this March
Do you work with residents? Would you like to learn more about behaviour change skills? Free Motivational Interviewing training to those who have already attended Making Every Contact Count training. 19th or 20th March.
The course is designed for front line staff who have the opportunity to deliver brief interventions through having motivational conversations with residents.
Spaces are very limited, find out more here
Dementia Action Alliance
The next meeting of the alliance will be on 19 March from 10am – 12pm at Crowndale Centre (Council Chamber) , 218 Eversholt St, Kings Cross, NW1
Contact Priya Satish, Dementia Friendly Communities Coordinator – Priya.Satish@alzheimers.org.uk
What’s on at WEP
West Euston Partnership have a full calendar of activities taking place every day of the week. All at Hampstead Rd, H-pod or Regents Park.
Transition to college for a young person with SEND 16-25
Friday 22nd March and 19th April 2019: Coffee Mornings @ Leighton College, a Camden based college for 16-25 year olds with a learning disability. This is an opportunity for SENDCOs, teachers, parents, carers and local authority members to meet for coffee, see the college and ask any questions about applications and transition. Feel free to contact Sousan on 02074241617 or email@example.com to confirm your attendance. We look forward to meeting you soon.
HostNation refugee befriending charity
We’re looking to recruit one or two new trustees to our Board to help provide governance and strategic guidance and are particularly looking for Trustees with some lived experience of building a new life as a refugee. More information on HostNation and how to apply can be found at this link or any candidates can express interest by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Group Facilitators Camden Refuge Services
Do you have a skill or talent that you would love to share with female survivors of domestic abuse? We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to run fun, healing and/or creative workshops or groups at our multiple needs women’s refuge and our generic refuges in Camden. The ideal candidate must have the appropriate qualifications & training. We welcome hearing from you with any skills, experience or interests you have that could help support survivors on their healing journey.
For further information and to apply for either of the above roles please visit our website and complete the application forms. Deadline 12th April 2019.
Camden Giving is Recruiting Grant Panel Members with Disabilities
The Inclusive Community Fund exists to make existing services more accessible for disabled people. We are looking to appoint 6 Camden residents who are living with a physical, learning or mental health disability to sit on the panel and design the Fund in a way that they know works well.
Find out more at the Camden Giving website or fill out a nomination form with this link: https://doodle.com/poll/b6cf7ar6hbmwzh7m
Send an updated CV and cover later explaining why you would like to be on the panel but we are willing to be flexible and accept applications in forms that suit our applicants for example a phone or video call on 07717595605.
Holborn Community Association is looking for a Peer Intern (aged 15-18)
To provide administrative and workshop support on our summer holiday filmmaking project, in which young people (aged 13-18 years) are supported to make their own short film.
The Peer Intern will also provide peer support and guidance to the young people participating on the project. This is a paid role and an excellent opportunity for someone looking to increase their skills, knowledge and abilities in film and media, community arts and youth work.
deadline: 10am Thurs 21st March. For more info: Go to https://bit.ly/2J9ls5J
Clean Break Theatre Company seeks Female Gardener Volunteer and Catering Volunteer
Clean Break are currently looking for a female volunteer to maintain the garden area. Working as part of a team, help with the upkeep development and protection of the garden, so it can be enjoyed by everyone and a catering volunteer to be apart of the Catering Team. To assist with the preparation and service of nutritious food to our Members, maintaining Health & Safety and kitchen hygiene standards
Contact Samantha McNeil- Volunteer Coordinator Tel: 020 7 482 8600 Email: email@example.com Web: www.cleanbreak.org.uk
An exceptional person needed to join our weekend staff team bringing environmental play opportunities to children living in and around Kings Cross. Our Access to Nature project includes food growing, healthy eating, nature watch, arts and forest school style activities.
Salary £8826 gross annually for 12 hour weekend.
Download the application pack from www.calthorpeproject.org.uk
Or request the documents by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline 5pm Monday, 1st April Interviews – 6th April
Rush In Ballet is recruiting two volunteers
Rush In Ballet runs successful open access ballet classes for all ages in Camden. As an expanding and successful organisation we are looking for a general volunteer who can help run the charity, dealing with bookings, accounts and general admin tasks. Some experience of arts administration would be an advantage. We are also also looking for a volunteer Stage Manager
To apply for either position or find out more, please contact Natalia at Rush In Ballet email@example.com phone 07830 723473 or 07365807108
Latin American House seeks Book Keeper
The candidate will work alongside the Finance Officer and Director. £14.5/h 6 hours/ week. Role involves responsibility for entries in Sage and assisting in the financial transactions. The candidate will be studying towards becoming a qualified accountant. Basic Spanish an advantage. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Book Keeper at Latin American House” or call 020 7372 8653 for further information.
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.
We offer 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.
Contact: Mandira Manandhar, Community Links Co-ordinator (Mon, Tues and Thurs) 020 7284 6550/6573 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
Office space available to rent at The Winch
Situated on the best stretch of Winchester Road, this office is within easy walking distance of Swiss Cottage, Finchley Road and Belsize Park tube stations. The office is located on the second floor of the former Winchester Arms Pub, which is now repurposed as an innovative community centre by Camden charity, the Winch.
A fantastic community spirit is cultivated within the building, which hosts a number of local organisations. Adjacent to the office is a communal kitchen, with male and female toilets on the floor below. There are plenty of eateries, local shops and a weekly farmers market on your doorstep, as well as Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre. We’re a 10-minute walk to Primrose Hill.
Size: Shared office for 1 to 8 people
Prices: From £832 per month plus service charge (all inclusive)
All-inclusive prices, flexible and competitive terms; 250 sq. ft.; High-Speed Internet Connection
Available now: Call 020 7586 8731 for more information or to arrange viewings.
We Make Camden
To celebrate the people behind the place, we are inviting Camden residents to share their experiences, memories, hopes, journeys and reflections about their time in the borough. We are aiming to create a shared sense of pride and build a picture of the people that have helped to shape Camden’s communities.
These stories will form part of a campaign to celebrate Camden’s diversity and create a shared sense of belonging.
For more information and to get involved, please contact Jessica.Black@camden.gov.uk / 020 7974 2141
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.
The training 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.