Become a Hate Crime 3rd Party Reporting Centre; Launch of Camden Community Foodbox; Philosophy at Mind; Information Evening for Sports Clubs; St Pancras Hospital Consultation Report; West End Community Conversation; Meeting Rooms in Chalk Farm + training, events, funding opportunities, jobs, volunteering, trustees and more
Become a Hate Crime 3rd Party Reporting Centre
Concerned about the rise of hate crime? Want to support victims of hate crime? Then become a Hate Crime 3rd Party Reporting Centre! 3rd Party Reporting Centres are organisations that assist victims in submitting a hate crime report to the police and/or make a report on the victim’s behalf. Full training provided. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Launch of Camden Community Foodbox
Camden tenants have come together with the help of the council in a collaborative project supporting residents. The new charity will be called Camden Community FoodBox and will operate as a resident led independent registered charity to be launched on 28 November 2018. The Camden Community FoodBox will provide an essential local community service. It will be recognised for its wider commitment to the provision of training, wellbeing and support. Tenant Participation email: TP@camden.gov.uk
Philosophy of Mind at Mind in Camden
A podcast is about a ‘Philosophy of Mind’ workshop series, which ran at local mental health charity, Mind in Camden, and includes a group discussion amongst several participants about their experiences of the group. Listen at Camden Community Radio.
Information for Sports Clubs Evening
Wednesday 28th November 6.30 – 8.30pm at Charlie Ratchford Centre,
Choose to attend mini workshops from:
· Funding and Sustainability
· Digital Technology and Marketing
· Engaging Women and Girls in Activity
· Mental Health and Physical Activity
Book your space here. Info: email@example.com
West End Community Conversation
Tuesday 20th Nov 6.30 – 8.30PM at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1R
Join the community led discussions about concerns in your area relating to anti-social behaviour, crime, and community safety.
Facilitated by the Camden Community Safety and Emergency Management Service in partnership with the Police, Housing, local community organisations and Westminster City Council. Attended by:
Councillor Nadia Shah – Camden Cabinet Member for Safer Communities.
Ward Councillors – Holborn & Covent Garden & Westminster.
Detective Superintendent Caroline Haines – Camden Police.
Chief Inspector Andy Brittain – Westminster Police.
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org Or Tel: 020 7974 4444
St Pancras hospital redevelopment report
The findings report from the recent public consultation on St Pancras redevelopment (Transforming Mental Health Services in Camden and Islington) is available to read on the Islington CCG website.
The CCG welcome your views on the findings report. Please submit your feedback by email to email@example.com or alternatively you can call on 020 3688 2900.
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.
The Dining Room can hold up to 60 people, this can be useful for any large social 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, reasonable prices.
Rates and full details on the VAC website.
Camden Disability Action
Catch up with the latest news from Camden Disability Action.
See the Funding pages on VAC’s website for all the latest information.
Mayor’s Seed Funding
Culture Seeds is the Mayor of London’s £1million small grants programme to help London’s local communities grow grassroots arts, culture and heritage projects across the Capital.
Culture Seeds is still open for submissions, offering grants of £1,000-£5,000 to small organisations, groups and individuals.
The programme will remain open until March 2020. There are no other deadlines and you can apply at any time.
Culture Seeds Roadshows will offer help and advice on applying. Details here.
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.
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
Computer Skills for Beginners
Fridays, 2 – 30 November at 10:30 – 12:30 at Training Link, Phoenix Rd, NW1
New to computers or like to brush up your skills? Come to this free 5 week course to get started. To book your place, contact Erica on 0207 269 6035 or Mandira on 0207 284 6573
Health and Safety Essentials – 21 November 2018
Wednesday, 21st November, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Do you have responsibilities for health and safety where you work? Do you want to know your rights when it comes to health and safety? And know how to enforce your rights? You get a certificate at the end of the course. Learn about:
The training is ideal for people new to health and safety or those wanting to refresh their knowledge. The course also covers all the requirements for running a community group safely. In particular, migrant workers or recent arrivals in the UK will gain important knowledge about their rights. Book here.
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.
A fun afternoon of music performance and sing along down memory lane.
At Queens Crescent Community Centre, 2.30 – 4.30pm. 22/11, 8/12, 31/1, 23/2.
For info and assistance call Julia 07960 550982.
Employment support in the Capital: Routes into work and to progress
The event will explore how employment support for those seeking to enter employment and for those seeking to progress out of low paid work can contribute to reducing child poverty in London. In particular, it will look at the role of local authorities, the voluntary sector, and the GLA can play in joint working to improve services to many of London’s disadvantaged groups.
Wednesday 12 December. 9.30am – 1pm at Osmani Centre, 58 Underwood Road, London, E1 5AW. Free. Book at Eventbrite
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7485 3386
Volunteering Course With City Lit In partnership with Sidings Community Centre
The course is 5 weeks and will provide learners with the knowledge and understanding needed to be a successful volunteer. It is suitable for those who want to take the first step into volunteering. There are limited spaces and we would encourage all applicants to apply online early.
For information and bookings follow this link to the college website.
Camden Family Members Reference Group
Accommodation for Adults with Learning Disabilities. At Argenta House, Haverstock Hil on Thursday 22nd November. If you are a carer of an adult with a learning disability in Camden please come along and share your views on housing to commissioners. rsvp Philippa Russell PhilippaR@Centre404.org.uk
Holborn Community Association AGM
21st November 6-8pm, at Millman Street Resource Centre, Millman St WC1.
Delicious biryani and Lahori curry. RSVP email@example.com
Transition for a young person with SEND aged 16-25?
The Leighton College is a person-centred further education provider based in Kentish Town with 20 learner places a year. 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.
HolbornGymnastics Club seeks Qualified Coach
The club is part of Holborn Community Association and delivers 12 sessions a week at Bedford House centre and a further 6 sessions across local schools.
We are looking for a fun, enthusiastic Level 2 General UKCC British Gymnastics qualified coach to take on the role of coaching an after school club. Our current coach is due to take maternity leave from January and we need a coach to deliver sessions twice a week at St Aloysius Primary School.
Submit a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 noon Friday 23rd November. Further details on our website www.holborncommunity.co.uk
Candidates will be invited to take part in a coaching session on Saturday 1st December as part of selection process.
Opening Doors London Trans Engagement Officer – Trans Engagement Sessional Worker
Currently 4 hours a month £15.49 per hour – Zero Hours Contract
Deadline: Friday 30 November 2018 9am.
Interview|: Tuesday 11th December
~ Understand the diversity and needs of older trans and non-binary people and LGBTQ+ people in general.
~ Have experience of setting up and running groups
~ Have experience of managing volunteers
~ Bring energy and fun to the role
You will be responsible for setting up and managing activities e.g. arranging venues and speakers, recruiting and supporting volunteers and providing local marketing.
If you are interested in being one of our LGBTQ+ sessional team, please see the application pack including the full job description and person specification below and by the following link in our website www.openingdoorslondon.org.uk or email Jobs@openingdoorslondon.org.uk
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
Fitzrovia Youth in Action (FYA) seeks fundraiser
We are looking for an experienced fundraiser with a strong track record of generating significant income from trusts, foundations and other sources of grant funding and who wants to deploy their skills and experience working in a small and dynamic organisation. Full application pack online.
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.
Administrative Assistant at Elfrida Rathbone Camden
14-21 hours per week, £21,543 per annum (£8,617 – £12,926 pro rata)
Closing Date: 15th November 2018
We are seeking to appoint an administrative assistant to join our team from December to mid-February ensure the smooth running of the organisation. The role is to assist with day-to-day running of office and provide efficient and effective administration to office and project staff and the Director. To apply go to the website www.elfridacamden.org.uk/work-with-us/
Questions to Josie Canham-Williams on 020 7424 1628 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homestart seek Family Support Volunteers
Are you a parent, grandparent or have parenting experience?
Can you give 3 – 4 hours weekly to visit a family with young children who may be going through a difficult time?
Enhance your skills with our training, supervision and fulfilling volunteer role
Next Preparation Training Starting 21st November to 13th December Every Tuesday & Thursday except 1st Day is on Wednesday 9.45am to 2.30pm
Certificates awarded & expenses paid
For information pack ring 020 7424 1603 email: email@example.com or web: www.homestartcamden.org.uk
Age UK Camden seeks Learning and Quality Officer
12 month contract Sc SO1 29-31 £29,424 to £31,141 pa pro rata 21 hours pw
Ageing Better in Camden is looking to recruit a Learning and Quality Officer. This new role will work to scope, collect, manage, analyse and disseminate learning on Ageing Better in Camden (ABC) outreach project, ABC specialist projects and ABC ‘gold standard’ community activities
For more details, all documents can be downloaded from our website www.ageukcamden.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: Thurs 22nd November, 9 am. Interviews: Thurs 29th November
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: email@example.com
Opportunities for older people to get their voices heard
Ageing Better in Camden get sent many invitations for older people to have their say in local consultations or focus groups. Many are one-off, two hour discussions with little commitment required.
There are a lot of interesting opportunities but there is no obligation – each person can choose the ones that interest them. We will simply add their name to a mailing list and they can choose the opportunities they’d like to get involved in. For more information and to join contact us on:
Phone: 020 7239 0400 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org