Improving Data exchange workshops; Keep the Covid-19 Community Directory up-to-date; Re-opening Community Buildings – Locality Workshop Follow-up; Healthwatch raise concerns about Hospital changes; Black History Month Writers Fund; Car Free Day; Choosing and Setting up a CRM; 3 Safeguarding Courses from VAC; Live Jazz this Sunday + news + Resources + funding + jobs + volunteers and more
This Week’s Theme is Data!
Improving data exchange between local authorities, partners and VCS
We’ve all learned a lot about working in partnership during difficult times to better meet the needs of residents and communities. Data sharing was a key issue- if we can find a ways to improve would make a significant difference in how we work as partners. Take part in workshops to help find solutions:
An initial workshop with the VCS on Monday, September 21st from 12pm-1:30pm to work to identify the design challenge you think we should specifically be addressing together. You can sign up for this event here
Three workshops throughout the week of September 28th to start generating tangible solutions for how we address the design challenge you will have prioritised. You can sign up to any one of the following workshops:
1. Monday, 28th of September 12pm-2pm here
2. Tuesday, 29th of September 12pm-2pm here
3. Tuesday, 29th of September 4pm-6pm here
Keeping The Community Directory Up-to-date
As we enter Autumn lots is changing. Buildings are starting to re-open, some activities are moving back into the real world, some food parcel deliveries have ended, while other food projects continue. Help us to keep the directory up-to-date by updating your details as they change.
If you would like to make a new entry in the directory use this link. If you would like to update an existing entry look out for an email from us early next week with a unique link for you to update.
View the Directory here. View the map here.
Re-opening Community Buildings:
Locality Workshop Follow-up
Wednesday 23th September 10.00 – 12.00.
Locality are back with us to follow up on their July workshop about re-opening community buildings. This willl be a chance to get updates on the current situation – up-to-date information on HSE and Public Health interpretations of current rules and risk assessments. There will be an opportunity to put your questions and concerns to the facilitators. It’s also a chance to share how those with buildings are gradually re-openning and re-starting activities. What will happen if there is a second wave? How do you blend online and real world activites? What are the implications for budgets? Book at VAC.
See all the resources on our #BuildBackBetter/ Planning for the Future page
NHS leaders asked to address concerns about closure of children’s emergency services
Healthwatch Camden is calling on senior leaders in the NHS to move faster to address the concerns of Camden residents, following an announcement about substantial changes to emergency services for children and young people.
Preparations are being made for a possible second wave of Covid-19 patients this autumn. Part of these preparations will involve the temporary closure of emergency services for children at the Royal Free Hospital site in Hampstead, and the continued temporary closure of emergency services for children and young people at UCH. Read the full statement here and Ham & High report.
ODI Writers’ Fund for Black History Month 2020
Do you have a #data story to tell for #BlackHistoryMonth? We’re looking for Black writers who can use data to tell a story or tell a story about data. We know these stories exist and want to give you the space to tell them
With your creativity, knowledge, and lived experience we’re excited to see what topics you’ll choose, from data about Caribbean micro-businesses to Black people on film; from data about the history of African languages to how algorithms might affect our society. Full details at ODI website.
Car Free Day – Tuesday 22 September
This year Car Free Day will be celebrated worldwide on Tuesday 22 September, and there will be a two-week campaign to encourage Londoners to pledge to go car-free by walking or cycling. Find out more here.
A hands-on approach to choosing and setting up a CRM
Tuesday, 22 September, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This two-hour online workshop will introduce you to the concept of using a CRM system and database to record and manage your work. We will show you how to assess your requirements for a new system, and what you need to think about before you embark on such a project. Delegates will come away with working templates of a requirements specification and a scoring mechanism. These can be used to appraise the various CRM systems in the market or evaluate your existing in-house systems and databases.
New Safeguarding Courses from VAC
Three new courses on safeguarding aimed at Camen VCS organisations. Full details below in the ‘VAC Events’ section.
Speakeasy Jazzmen Livestream from Camden this Sunday
The Camden New Town Festival Team invite you to join us this Sunday, 20th September from 3pm for a livestream with the Speakeasy Jazzmen.
We’d hope to make this a public event in the Square but due to recent COVID-19 measures, the event will be presented on Zoom
See the Funding pages on VAC’s website for all the latest information.
Two Magpies Fund
The Fund awards small grants to non-profit organisations working with women who have experienced abuse, as well as organisations helping primary school aged children growing up in poverty. Our focus is on Camden, Haringey, Islington and Westminster. The process is very simple and you will get an answer quickly. The deadline for applications is 30th September. Applications can be made here: www.twomagpiesfund.co.uk/apply
Don’t miss this one!
Camden Covid-19 Charity Fund (Round 3) Pathways into Employment Fund
~ helping people access netowrks and connections for ecomonic prosperity.
~ wellbeing projects that focus on supportng peole looking for work
~ providing skills and training that help people access jobs
Up to £10,000. Full details here: www.camdengiving.org.uk deadline 5 Oct
VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund 2020-21: Starting Well
Grants are available for VCSE organisations in England to run projects that improve outcomes for mothers and babies in deprived areas or from BAME backgrounds from preconception to up to 2-and-a-half years of age.
The aim of the Fund is to promote equality and reduce health inequalities by building the evidence base about good practice, sharing lessons and widening the adoption of interventions with a proven track record. The current funding round focusses on giving people from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) or poorer backgrounds the best chance at a healthy start in life.
approximately 20 projects will be funded. Full details here. deadline 30 Oct.
LGBT+ Futures Fund
Grants are available for non-profit LGBT+ organisations across the UK to address the additional needs of LGBT+ people and communities most adversely impacted by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.
Two levels of funding are available: Small grants of up to £5,000 and Main grants of between £5,001 and £15,000. How to apply and full details here.
Funding Available to Make London Greener
Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 for projects that will:
~ green the built environment,
~ create more opportunities for all Londoners to get outdoors
~ address the inequality in access to open space
~ support London’s diversity of environmental organisations & groups
Information webinars taking place on 8 September (3pm – 4:30pm), 10 September (11am – 12:30pm) or 14 September (5:30pm – 7pm). Further information here. Deadline 5 October 2020.
The Phoenix Fund
Racial justice is at the heart of COVID-19 pandemic response. The Phoenix Fund will support a network of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic charities and groups in England that are working in the heart of their communities, providing essential and emergency services, support, and education tailored to the BAME community. There will be 4 rounds. The Initiative aims to:
~ Offer core funding to BAME grassroots groups across England working with BAME communities
~ Raise awareness of the unique challenges facing BAME communities across England
~ Establish an effective, innovative partnership to improve and promote community-based organisations Application deadline for Round 4: 30th Sept
COVID Recovery Fund from Lloyds Bank foundation
Lloyds Bank foundation launched a £7.4 million fund to supporting charities to recover beyond the immediate crisis.
Organisations can apply for a two-year unrestricted grant of £50,000 and will get a Development Partner to help charities navigate a tumultuous future.
Every Thursday at 3:30pm Ubele host fundraising webinars on a variety grant funds that are available with techniques on writing better applications. These webinars are free of charge and the presentations/resources are uploaded on our website. Registration for Fundraising Webinars here.
The video of the workshop and notes from the session are available here.
IT and Digital Support Needs Survey for Camden and Islington Groups
Voluntary Action Camden (VAC) is working in partnership with Voluntary Action Islington (VAI) and the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (WCIT) to help shape a programme of IT and digital support across the two boroughs. Please spend a few minutes completing our survey to help us understand what challenges you have with IT and digital and how we can best support you.
Camden Voluntary Action Forum
The forum is open to all Camden voluntary and community groups and organisation, community activists, social entrepreneurs, volunteers and anyone interested in local voluntary action.
Safeguarding Introduction: Protecting Children in the Community
Tuesday, 29 September 10:00 am – 11:30 am
This is an introductory course designed for all those who work both directly and indirectly with organisations / groups delivering services to children, young people and their families in Camden. This training session is open and to all those who have had little or no safeguarding training before. Book here. Introduction to Safeguarding for Trustees
Monday, 12 October 10:00 am – 11:30 am
The Charity Commission for England and Wales states that “safeguarding should be a key governance priority for all charity trustees”. Are you fulfilling your responsibilities as a trustee? Are you meeting the Charity Commission’s safeguarding expectations? Book here. Safeguarding Advance: Developing knowledge and understanding
Wednesday, 21 October 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
If you frequently work with or deliver services to children and their families, it is essential that your organisation / group has up-to-date knowledge of safeguarding legislation and understands it’s legal obligations in regards to child protection policy and procedures. Book here.
Tel: 020 7 284 6575 | Email: email@example.com email (Mon – Wed)
Thursday 24th September 2020, 10am-11am via Zoom
During the Covid-19 lockdown, mutual aid groups, food banks and community associations provided thousands of meals to Camden residents on low income.
Castlehaven invite you to a presentation by Cooperation Town – currently working in partnership with Castlehaven – on phasing out our emergency C-19 foodbank by introducing more sustainable community-led food coops.
They recently released the Cooperation Town Starter Pack – an accessible guide to starting new food co-ops – and will present the pack, further resources, the supporting infrastructure and the ideas behind Cooperation Town
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84781046776 Meeting ID: 847 8104 6776
Camden Safeguarding Children Partnership
Multi-agency online training programme Autumn Term 2020-21 out now. See the CSCP website for full details of courses available and how to book.
Interculturality within the Supervisory Relationship
Sun 15th Nov. Nafsiyat has developed a new one-day workshop for supervisors and supervisees, to explore interculturality within the supervisory relationship.
There have been many books, workshops and training program on psychotherapy and counselling across cultural and ‘racial’ borders since the publication of ‘intercultural therapy’ in the early 1990’s. However, its integration and application to the supervisory relationship is still at an early stage. Find out more and book here.
Hate Crime and Prevent Awareness Training
Wednesday 30th September 10.30am-12pm
The Hate Crime and Prevent Awareness Training will provide an overview of the main issues and in a transparent, relatable, contextual manner we will:
~ Highlight the conspiracies and narratives that have emerged recently.
~ Consider the e tools and devices that extremists utilise to communicate
~ Discuss hate crime and hate incidents including definitions, examples, reporting and anti- hate promotion within community settings.
~ Explore the vulnerabilities in individuals and communities that give rise to hate, extremism and terrorism as well as protective factors
~ Explain the role of Prevent in safeguarding vulnerable people from being radicalised and being drawn into terrorism
There will be opportunities for a Q and A on the themes we will be addressing. Join with this Teams link. or contact Zubair Matin.
SYDRC is currently recruiting for two new roles. A Mentoring coordinator and development worker. Check it out http://sydrc.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Irish Centre seeks Volunteer Manager
Fixed Term 12 mths (possibility of extension) 3 days pw up to £35,000 pro rata
The Volunteer Manager is a newly created role and forms part of our strategy to embed volunteering into the culture of the London Irish Centre, covering every aspect of how we work. Application packs are available online
The deadline for applications is 9am Monday 5th October
Social Prescribing Link Worker
£28,752 to £29,796 pa plus 6% pension. 35 hours pw. Fixed to March 21
The Social Prescribing Link Worker will provide personalized support to individuals in one to one and group settings to take control of their health and wellbeing and help accessing timely care and community support services. Will be working closely with the Care Navigation and Social Prescribing Service and North Camden Primary Care GP Surgeries.
For further details at www.ageukcamden.org.uk or email email@example.com or telephone 020 7239 0400.
Closing date: Tuesday 6th October. Interview date: Wednesday 14th October
Food for All seek cycle volunteers to help deliver food
We deliver hot meals to the homes of vulnerable individuals and families Mon-Sat each week. We operate out of our hub in Camden and deliver to homes across Camden, Islington, Hackney and other areas. Delivery volunteering is done on a totally flexible basis – just sign up for any delivery you can do, whenever you’re able to do it. No regular commitment necessary. If you’re interested in becoming a part of our team, we want to hear from you!
You can sign up to be a cycle volunteer here: https://forms.gle/ox5xW1ii2749UcdV7
Find out more information about our voluntary-led organisation here: or contact foodforalluk.com/contact if you have any questions.
London Irish Centre seeks Advice Service Manager
Manager (interim, for three months, with possibility of extension)
Full time, salary up to £35k (depending on experience)
Exciting opportunity for a proven leader to develop a team and service, helping lift people out of poverty.
To apply, visit the website: https://www.londonirishcentre.org/workwithus
Hopscotch Homecare urgently need Care Workers.
Hopscotch Homecare are a very caring,well-established and expanding care agency that has been providing care workers to clients in and around Camden for 20 years. We are looking for care workers who would like to help our clients to continue living safely and independently in their own homes.
Day/Night hours available and must be able to work at least two late shifts a week and alternate weekends Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org
Paid work opportunities for people who have been laid off/ reduced income
Local Adult social care providers are still recruiting, and as they support the NHS to move vulnerable adults out of hospital to stay well at home, their need is growing. Contact Proud to Care.
Free Career Coaching For Working Class People
The Right Ethos are offering 26 free Career Coaching sessions for working class individuals right at the start of their career – under 26 and who have never had paid work in the sector. The sessions generally take place via ZOOM.
You need to write a short application and the strongest applications will receive a free session. Please read the full info at therightethos.co.uk and email them to along with your CV at email@example.com
Central YMCA Building Connections with Local Community Groups
Central YMCA wants to reach as many vulnerable people as possible – running classes and offering space to host groups and events in the Great Russell Street Club just off Tottenham Court Road, and the Mind Body studio at OneKX in Kings Cross. If your community group would be interested in joining or running classes and events in either of our spaces, or would like to discuss anything else related to our health and wellbeing programmes, please drop an email or a call to Chris: 07733265590 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.