Free Premises Management Workshop; VCS Access to Camden Training; Youth Safety Week Event; Integrated Care Workforce Shadowing; Resilient Families Celebration; Mental Health Matters Event; North London CCG Vacancies; Mecc Healthy Hero Awards; Consultation Event on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Interpreting; Supplementary Schools Consultation; Soho NHS Walk-in Centre consultation; Festival Fund and Summer Give Funds Open + funding, training, events, jobs, volunteering, trustees and more
Successful Premises Management – Making the most of your property.
Want to rent out a room? Make the most of your venue? Earn income from an underused space? The Ethical Property Foundation is running a free property workshop for non-profit organisations in partnership with Voluntary Action Camden.
Wednesday 26th February at Charlie Ratchford Centre, Belmont Street, London NW1 8HF
10am – 1.30pm Workshop and Lunch (included)
1.30pm – 3.30pm Confidential 1:1 Advice Clinic
You will work with real life case studies from community organisations. Book at Eventbrite.
VCS Access to Camden Council’s Learning & Development
Camden have been reviewing the offer of learning and development (L&D) support to the VCS and are now in a position to extend the offer to more organisations working with Camden citizens.
L&D are working in partnership with the VCS to ensure the offer meets the needs of the sector and will be working to finalise arrangements over the coming months.
However, interim arrangements have been put in place to ensure access to key training such as level 1 Safeguarding, health and safety training and other key e-learning courses. Please read the statement from Camden here.
Camden Youth Safety Week 2020
Wednesday, 5 February, 4:30 – 5:30
Real Talk Debate for 15 – 21 year olds in Camden: Once Choice Many Lives
LABS, Camden Lock Market, NW1. Book at Eventbrite
Enabling Integrated Care Workforce Shadowing
The Enabling Integrated Care Workforce Shadowing Project is a new initiative that Camden Community Education Provider Network (CEPN) is supporting. The project will enable staff from various organisations to shadow each other and learn more about available services.
We are inviting members of the workforce to express their interest to take part in the project using this form.
Camden Resilient Families Practice Model Celebration
24th February 2020, 9.15am-11.30am at 5 Pancras Square.
The Resilient Families Framework is the name given to Camden early help’s way of working – the ‘practice model’.
It’s been a shared endeavour to develop a way of working that anyone can use to help children, families and individuals so they can thrive. Come and celebrate the successes together. Please book your place via Eventbrite
Mental Health Matters event
How do LGBT+ people experience local services and what is the effect on their mental health and wellbeing? Speakers:
Monty Moncrieff MBE, Chief Executive of London Friend, a charity promoting the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.
Ben Hoff Ph.D, Clinical Lead for Mental Health at sexual health charity Spectra, where he heads up counselling and mindfulness provision.
Thursday 27 February, 6pm at St Pancras Conference Hall, St Pancras Hospital, 4 St Pancras Way, NW1 0PE. Details here.
Opportunity to join Governing Body of the future North Central London CCG
Closing Wednesday 29 January 2020
The five Clinical Commissioning Groups in North Central London (NCL CCGs) – Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington – are merging to form one CCG from April 2020.
A new Governing Body will be in place to lead the new CCG – consisting of elected and appointed Board Members. Three Lay Members will be recruited. More information on the NHS Job Website.
Making Every Contact Count (MECC) Healthy Hero Awards
22nd January from 9:30-12:00 at the lovely Triton Cafe
This is an opportunity to showcase the work of outstanding Islington and Camden staff members and volunteers who have been able to inspire local residents to look after, or make a change to their health and wellbeing. To learn more and to register, visit the ticket page.
Haven’t been on the MECC training yet? Why not join us for a session after the networking event? Free to anyone working or volunteering in Camden or Islington. Register for the afternoon MECC training session here.
Consultation on Deaf & Hard of Hearing Interpreting
Thursday 30th January, 5pm to 7pm at Camden Disability Action, Greenwood Place, 37 Greenwood Place, London, NW5 1LB
Camden Disability Action will be hosting a meeting to discuss possible changes in interpreting provision in general practices for deaf and hard of hearing patients. As part of this, there is a demonstration of the video remote interpreting (VRI) tool being considered.
British Sign Language Interpreters and a speech to text reporter will be in attendance. RSVP to Rosemary Frazer at Rosemary@camdendisabilityaction.org.uk or 07846499635
Camden Supplementary Schools Consultation
YCF would like to learn more about supplementary schools’ challenges and opportunities and 2020 plans. Your views and opinions will inform any future grants programmes that YCF might develop in 2020/2021.
27 February 10am to 12pm
At Triton Café, next to 20 Triton Street at the back of Regents Place
Central London CCG on the NHS Soho Walk-In Centre
The current contract for the Soho Walk-in Centre will come to an end on 31 March 2020, and NHS Central London CCG want to begin looking at how the current services might be provided from 1 April 2020 onwards.
Workshop One: Monday 3 February, 5:30-7:30pm, First Floor Conference Room, First Floor, Soho Centre for Health, 1 Frith Street, W1D 3HZ – register
Workshop Two: Monday 10 February , 5:30-7:30pm, First Floor Conference Room, First Floor, Soho Centre for Health, 1 Frith Street, W1D 3HZ – register
See the Funding pages on VAC’s website for all the latest information.
Camden Community Festival Fund
The fund is now open for applications. All community festivals and events that receive a grant will also receive a waiver of all non-statuary fees and charges which include road closures, trading licenses and parking suspensions. The process for grant applications will be managed directly by Camden Events Service.
Deadline for grant applications is 29 February. All funding decisions will be announced by 31 March.
There will be a workshop from 5.30pm on 20th January at Camden Council, 5 Pancras Square, N1. To confirm your attendance please email the events team.
Summer Give 2020 opens on Monday 20th January
The Summer Give campaign raises funds for projects taking place during any school holidays between Summer 2020 – May half term 2021 (inclusive). Applications open 20th January – 21st February 2020.
You must be registered charity, have a year of accounts and £25k income.
See website or email email@example.com.
Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Grassroots Fund.
The £3m fund will focus on supporting existing VAWG-specialist grassroots organisations operating deep in London’s communities.
The Fund will formally launch in early March, but LCF will be holding a series of engagement events in January and February. Express your interest in attending these engagement events here.
Any queries email VAWGGrassrootsFund@londoncf.org.uk.
The Mayor of London’s Shared Endeavour fund
This fund will support civil society organisations in London who are standing up against hate, intolerance and extremism.
Core objectives of the fund will be to support groups that
– are countering extremist narrative and offering positive alternatives
– are encouraging others to stand up to hate, intolerance and extremism
Find out more about the fund here.
The HS2 Camden Fund
The Camden Fund aims to strengthen the sense of place and alleviate the disruption of the development of HS2 on local people. Aims:
1. A Happier and Healthier Camden
2. A Better Connected Camden
3. A Stronger Voluntary and Community Sector
Closing date: 14th May 2020. Full details at Camden Giving.
New IT & Digital Capacity Building Programme
VAC is pleased to announce the launch of our new IT and digital capacity building for the sector, delivered in Partnership with CITA and WCIT. Taking on your priorities from our recent survey, we will be delivering a series of FREE 2 hour workshops covering a whole range of topics from getting started with new IT systems, social media use and strategy, website and CRM development through to data protection, compliance and digital strategy. The first sessions will run on the 21st and 29th January and look at website planning and design, and getting started with new IT Systems. Please visit our website for more information, download the programme and book your place.
Safeguarding Introduction: Protecting Children in the Community (Level 2)
Introductory course designed for all those who work directly with children, young people or their families. Open to all those who have had little or no safeguarding training before.
Enquire for dates of next course.
Safeguarding Advance: Developing knowledge and understanding. (Level 3)
For those who frequently work with or deliver services to children and their families. Course provides essential information that your organisation / group needs to understands it’s legal obligations in regards to child protection procedures and up-to-date knowledge of safeguarding legislation.
Please contact: Dianne Carlton Ogunyemi, our Community Partnership Advisor Lead tfor future dates as well as customised Safeguarding training enquires.
Tel: 020 7 284 6575 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email (Mon – Wed)
Fully accessible Daytime Ceilidh for people with mobility issues and Parkinson’s at Cecil Sharp House.
Wednesday 29 January, 1:30pm – 4:00pm (Doors: 1pm)
Join us for a friendly and fun afternoon of barn dancing, cake and conversation! With professional caller Mary Panton and live music, this dance will have added support and guidance for people with mobility issues and Parkinson’s.
Lartin American House is starting Salsa classes for beginners Wednesdays 6:30 -7:30pm. at £6 per class or 6 classes for £30
Latin American House, 10 Kingsgate Place, NW6 4TA. Tel: 0207 372 8653
Email: email@example.com. Reserve at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camden Volunteer Managers’ Cafe
Volunteer Centre are launching our brand-new Volunteer Managers’ Cafe this January to give you another way to get free, tailored support with managing local volunteers.
The cafe will travel around the borough and we kick off with a visit to the coffee shop at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8EH this Thursday 16th January from 10am – noon. Drop in – no need to book.
Join our free and friendly health walk in Regent’s Park, every 2nd and 4th Wednesday. The next walk is Wednesday 22 January 2020, meet at the WEP Office, 9.45am for a start at 10.00am. Improve your computer Skills
Learn or brush up computer skills you need for work and life, plan your own learning e.g. apply for Universal Credit, search the internet, set up email, use spreadsheets, use Word, PowerPoint. Drop in sessions on Thursdays 16 January 2020 until 26 March 2020, 10.00am – 12.00pm and 1.00pm – 3.00pm. Tame Anxiety
Wednesday 22nd January (10am – 1pm) at Hpod
Our experienced coach will provide you with tips and new techniques to help you cope better with everyday anxiety and stress. Mighty Oaks – Grow Your Confidence
3 sessions starting Wednesday 29th January at West Euston Partnership NW1
Our unique workshop will teach you how to gain a more positive mindset and find solutions to help you overcome the obstacles and challenges you may be facing
To book a place on either of the last two, please contact David Hermanstein on 020 7388 7932/07908845154 or at email@example.com
Food Co-op Planning Meeting
Monday, 20 January 2020, 6pm
Residents of the Ingestre Road Estate and neighbouring estates in London NW5 are invited to the first co-op planning meeting.
We will discuss what a food co-op would look like on the estate and hear from co-op organiser Sion Whellens about his experience supporting co-ops around the country.
No experience needed. Dinner and childcare provided. At Ingestre Community Centre, NW5 1UX
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any question Please note: this event is open to NW5 estate residents (Ingestre Road, Carole Close, York Rise, Churchill Rd / Spencer Rise and Denyer House) only. It is NOT an open meeting.
Camden Town Air Quality Breakfast
Are you a located in Camden Town? If you are interested in:
~ Improving indoor air quality and internal environmental conditions
~ Reducing pollution and improving outdoor air quality
~ Cutting carbon emissions
~ Lowering your energy bills
~ Learning about low-emission deliveries and freight
Free breakfast workshop on Wednesday 29 January hosted by Camden Climate Change Alliance at the Roundhouse Bar & Café.
The British Library’s next Family Workshop: Brave & Bold!
Sunday 26 January, from 11.30 – 13.00 and repeated from 14.00 – 15.30.
Storytelling event inspired by the free family-friendly exhibition Marvellous & Mischievous: Literature’s Young Rebels.
Also Family Day during February half term that is based on the Marvellous & Mischievous exhibition. Free Tickets can be booked here
Training in London: 4th & 5th February 2020
The FSI is offering 300 delegate training places, so that all small charities can access the skills they need to become self sustaining.
Training sessions cover a wide range of fundraising techniques and back office skills delivered by experienced and knowledgeable trainers.
Venue: Amnesty International, 25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA
Time: 9:45 – 16.30 (registration 09.15-09:45) Full details here.
Arts 4 Dementia opportunity for people living with dementia and their companions.
The workshop programme, taking place at the Science Museum, is starting on 21 January and running for four weeks. Participants will benefit from a private view of this breath-taking presentation of the history of medical science.
For people living with dementia and their companions
Weekly on a Tuesday, 2-4pm 21 January 2020 – 11 February 2020
To register, please contact Lois Gillie, Charity Coordinator E:email@example.com
Henna Asian Women’s Group seeks Chair and Trustees
Henna are looking for people from a range of backgrounds, with different experience and skills, who can give commitment and time to help us develop our future strategy and financial stability.
Please contact Rafat Kiani directly on firstname.lastname@example.org for further information alongside a Job Description.
Social Prescribing Link Worker
£28,752 to £29,796 pa inc. Fixed term to March 2021.
The Social Prescribing Link Worker will assist in the support of those with long term conditions and their carers to access timely care and community support services. Close work with the Care Navigation and Social Prescribing Service Manager, GPs and the primary care network is required, as is accurate record keeping and using IT systems.
For further details and an application form visit our website www.ageukcamden.org.uk or email email@example.com or telephone 020 7239 0400. No CVs, no agencies please.
Closing date:Tuesday 4th February 2020 at 9am. Interview Tuesday 11th February 2020
Camden new estates management service jobs
A number of roles available in the new service and LBC are keen to receive applications from Camden residents with good local knowledge. Full training is provided for all customer-facing roles. To find out more about the opportunities available in the estates management service:
visit camden.gov.uk/jobs. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Come along to our recruitment open morning from 9.00am to 12.00pm on Monday 27 January at 5 Pancras Square, N1C 4AG. Book your place at camden.gov.uk/estatejobs or call 020 7974 4444.
Caretaker £25,880 – £27,904 (over 20 posts)
Window cleaner £21,231 – £22,891 (3 posts)
Safer housing caretaker £25,880 – £27,904 (5 posts)
Safer housing caretaking team leader £36,630 – £42,490
Caretaking manager £36,630 – £42,490 (4 posts)
Community Connectors/Volunteers Recruiting Now
Elfrida Rathbone Camden is looking for volunteers (18+) to support parents and carers living in Camden. No qualifications necessary, just bags of enthusiasm and encouragement, plus a desire to help others. Out of pocket expenses paid.
We offer practical support at our drop-in and 1:1 sessions and organise occasional low-cost/free activities for parents and their children.
Join our next 2 day FREE training on Friday 7th and 14th February from 10am-2.30pm. Lunch will be provided.
Contact Jill now to find out more by email Jill@elfridacamden.org.uk or call 07939877745 for an informal chat.
Kentish Town City Farm seeks Treasurer
Kentish Town City Farm is a community charity that helps city people connect with animals, nature and the environment. The farm is a four-acre site, alongside two railway lines in the Borough of Camden. With sheep, goats, chickens, geese, three horses, two donkeys, twopigs and a cow.
The Treasurer’s role is key to its professional oversight through the provision of advice on all aspects of financial management, reporting, controls etc.
The closing date for applications is the 24th January. Please contact Angela Woods email@example.com
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 as a Community Links volunteer, part of a new Care Navigation and Social Prescribing service in Camden. Community Links volunteers 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reception and Greeting Volunteers in Chalk Farm
VAC are recruiting volunteer receptionists to be the first point of contact for visitors. 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 email@example.com
Want to Share a Skill, Space or Equipment?
Simply add your request to Comoodle Camden, the new local online sharing platform which facilitates sharing for community benefit.
Need a Meeting Room near Chalk Farm?
VAC has 3 new rooms to hire out for Events/Training, etc. at 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. Special rates for Camden networks.
Proposed changes to planned orthopaedic surgery
The consultation planning group are keen to try to work with potential groups they might engage with as part of the consultation. NCL are looking to link up with any meetings/events you might have from the end of January 2020 through to early April where the team could come and speak with service users or their families about the proposals. Contact Iuliana Dinu, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service User Survey
A survey for residents who are deaf or hard of hearing and registered with a general practice in Camden.
In part one CCG are asking deaf patients to give feedback on how they find the current provision of British Sign Language (BSL) interpreting services in Camden general practices. Currently face to face interpreting services only.
In part two Camden Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is considering introducing Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) that can be used for routine appointments, dealing with admin and clinical staff in GP practices. VRI is when all participants are in the same location and the interpreter joins remotely.
Got an item for the e-bulletin?
Send your item to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Thursday for publication in the following day’s edition. The e-bulletin comes out every Friday. Submissions should be 50 – 75 words. Please send plain text or a format that can be copied (ie not embedded in an image). Send links to documents rather than attachments. Make sure to include contact details.