VAC AGM; UCL Evaluation Exchange project; Kilburn Community Conversation; Hate Crime Training; Community Journalism Training; + Resources + funding + jobs + volunteers and more
The VAC AGM is on Tuesday 20th April 5.00 – 6.30pm on zoom. There will be speakers, discussion, a chance to meet other members and share plans. Hear about VAC’s work and our plans for next year. Book your place at Eventbrite. Or contact Ricky firstname.lastname@example.org
Hate Crime Training
Stop Hate UK will be delivering hate crime awareness training on Thursday 13th May 10am-11.30am. The aim of the event is to increase awareness of hate crime and ways we can tackle the issue in Camden, including use of the Stop Hate UK helpline. For more info or to book on a session, email: email@example.com
Self Care Session
Find out all you need to know about managing your health. Run by a Camden GP and a Camden Pharmacist. Held online. Book at Eventbrite.
Free take away digital pack, full of resources for your health and wellbeing.
Wed 28th April 12.30 – 2.30pm and Wed 29th May 12.30 – 2.30pm
Are you struggling to evaluate your work? Could UCL researchers help?
The Evaluation Exchange matches voluntary and community organisations with small teams of UCL researchers to help tackle their evaluation challenges.
• Learn more about The Evaluation Exchange and if it is for you
• Discuss your evaluation challenges and think about ways to solve them
• Meet and work collaboratively with others from the sector
Thursday 29 April 11:30am – 1pm Register via Eventbrite
For info contact Ruth, The Evaluation Exchange firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Journalism Training
Camden Disability Action has launched an exciting new Community Journalism training programme for Disabled people in Camden. The aim of the programme is to help Disabled people tell our stories, get our voices heard and press for change. Find out more. There is a budget to support deaf people to attend.
Contact Tom McDonough: email@example.com 07908746927
Kilburn Community Conversation
Coming out of lockdown. 6.30-8pm | Thursday 8 April | Zoom
Hosted by the South Hampstead and Kilburn Community Partnership
Join to find out more about testing, vaccines and keeping yourself, your loved ones, friends, neighbours and community safe and well
Register here Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org
But don’t worry, there is still time to complete your questionnaire. You can request a paper questionnaire and return via post if you prefer. Call 0800 141 2021. Support is also available at Kilburn and 5SP
libraries, also at N1C Centre
If you have any questions please contact the Census Engagement Managers:
Julie Clifford on 07452 938090 email@example.com
Buki Awo on 07452 935015 firstname.lastname@example.org
See the Funding pages on VAC’s website for all the latest information.
Access the Idox Camden 4 Community grant search here.
The Inclusive Community Fund
In 2019, Camden Giving created the Inclusive Community Fund in partnership with Camden Disability Action, funded by the London Borough of Camden’s Community Impacts programme. The programme put disabled people at the heart of the funding decisions, empowering them to make informed choices on which projects to fund based on their own experiences. A new round is open.
Deadline 22nd April 2021. Full details here.
BAME Organisations Fundraising Support
A new fundraising support initiative for BAME organisations in Camden with partners Ubele and All Ways Network (funded by Camden Council). The project aims to support small BAME organisations in Camden with advice, support and networking. The project is part of a wider project to network BAME organisations to help tackle inequality including a health inequalities network. To find out more and register your interest please click here or email Dianne Carlton Ogunyemi DOgunyemi@vac.org.uk
Magic Little Grants 2021
Six funding trusts from the People’s Postcode Lottery and Localgiving will be working together to award more than £1 million in small grants to some 2,000 charitable organisations in England, Scotland and Wales over the next six months. Find out more at the website. Closes 31 October 2021
20th April 5.00 – 6.30pm. Details and booking at Eventbrite.
Camden Voluntary Action Forum
The forum is open to all Camden voluntary and community groups and organisations, community activists, social entrepreneurs, volunteers and anyone interested in local voluntary action. The Forum currently meets monthly online on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 11am.
The recording, links, presentations and delegate list from the Wed 24th March Forum is here
Past Voluntary Action Forums: Resources
You can find presentations, recordings and resources from past forums here.
Campaigning together for independent living and to restore the rights the Coronavirus Act suspended
Wednesday 21 April 1.30pm-3pm
Disabled mums and our children – our rights to support not separation
Wednesday 19 May 1.30pm-3pm
Full details and booking at the Winvisible website.
Training and Reflective Practice Groups
Mind in Camden is working with community organisations across Camden to provide training and reflective practice groups to support the wellbeing, skills and knowledge of teams working the public in these particularly challenging times.
We can offer 12 sessions for small groups of frontline staff working in community organisations in Camden.
To find out more contact Joanna Fleck: email@example.com
Talk for Health Taster /Special Event ‘Trauma and Disorder: What’s Happened v What’s Wrong.’
21st April. It’s important to take care of our emotional wellbeing, just as it is to take care of our bodies. One way of doing this is to connect in a truthful and empathic way with others.
Click here to see our full list of events or for more information visit the website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 02034 093201.
Race Equality Foundation Webinars
Racial inequity in Covid-19 recovery and children and families
Focused discussion on 13 April 2021 to work towards developing a solution to influence the Covid-recovery plans for children and families.
Register on Eventbrite. Further information on the webpage Racial inequity in Covid-19 recovery and employment
Focused discussion on 16 April 2021 to work towards influencing the Covid-recovery plans on employment to ensure they address race inequality.
Register on Eventbrite. Further information on the webpage
Sheba – Laamiga Mentoring Programme,
Laamiga, a registered community-based charity run by women for women from migrant and minority backgrounds, is launching its new mentoring project, Sheba. The project will support women to identify their goals, overcome emotional and practical barriers in their career aspirations, and take steps towards employment, self-employment or further training.
For further information about Sheba and how you can refer potential beneficiaries, please check out the flyer and don’t hesitate to get in touch with Laaamiga’s Coordinator at email@example.com or on 0208 257 7317
How to Write a Property Plan for Your Charity
Wednesday 5th May 2021
In this enjoyable webinar run by experienced surveyors and property advisers, you will learn how to write a simple, well thought out property plan to secure the future of your organisation in a Covid world. You will receive an information pack with the opportunity to obtain free follow-up expert advice.
Ethical Property Foundation and VAI. Open to Camden groups. Sign up here.
Bereavement awareness training is designed to support you to feel confident to talk to bereaved people in a simple, empathetic way, to be able to find the right words, and to provide signposting to support where needed.
Sessions are on-line, use Zoom as the delivery platform and are 75 mins long.
Apr 14, 2021 11:15 am– sign up here
May 18, 2021 01:15 pm- sign up here
Find out more at the website.
Introduction to domestic violence and abuse e-learning
This e-learning can be accessed by VCS organisations that solely support Camden residents. It is for those that would like to gain an awareness on domestic violence and abuse. It will provide you with an introduction to what the types and signs of abuse are, how to respond and what actions to take.
Access the e-learning via the L&D Hub if you already have an account. If you are from a VCS organisation without an account for the L&D Hub please find details here on how to sign-up.
Responding to domestic violence and abuse online workshop
This two-hour online workshop can be accessed by VCS organisations that solely support Camden residents. It will help you become more aware of the indicators of domestic violence and abuse and what to do in these instances. The workshop will explore the dynamics of a domestic abuse situation and what the barriers are for the victim/survivor seeking help. You’ll also be provided with information where help is available for the victim/survivor.
Please book via the L&D Hub if you already have an account. If you are from a VCS organisation without an account for the L&D Hub please find details here on how to sign-up.
The Director – Hampstead Wells and Campden Trust
£50,000 pro rata. P/T
HWCT is a £16mn grant making charity with its principal objects being the alleviation of poverty and the advancement of health within a specified geographical area based on Hampstead, North West London.
The retirement of the current Director provides an outstanding opportunity for an individual to help steer the future of HWCT and create a sustainable charity worthy of its origins in 1698.
Full details here. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline: 30th April 2021
WinVisible (women with visible & invisible disabilities) is looking for a
Campaign Co-ordinator — Disabled Mothers’ Rights
Based at the Crossroads Women’s Centre in Kentish Town.
£31,200 per year / 35 hours — flexible/remote working supported/job share option
3-year fixed term contract. Start 4 May 2021 or as soon after as possible.
Closing date for applications: email to email@example.com by 11.55pm on Friday 16 April 2021.
Co-ordinate a campaign championing the right of disabled mothers to support, tackling discrimination in child protection proceedings and the unwarranted separation of children and disabled mothers by the family courts. Lived experience of disability and experience working with low-income disabled women from diverse backgrounds essential. Application pack here.
Community Inclusion Worker at CDA
£26,000 – £29,000
Closing date: 10am on Monday 19th April 2021
Follow this link to Read more and download the Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form
Director of Individual Placement and Support and Employment Services
£42602 – London N7
Hillside Clubhouse is a dynamic resource for people with mental health problems that makes social inclusion and participation in everyday life a reality. Getting a paid job, having a social life and going to college are the norm for many of our members. We now seek a senior member of staff to develop our employment services further.
Our diversity is our strength – and we welcome applications from all sections of the community. You can apply via www.charityjob.co.uk Deadline: Monday 12 April.
Women + Health Clinical Lead – Maternity Cover
£32,640 pro rata for 3 days/ 21 hours a week £19,584 per annum. Open to job share.
Our small health charity in Camden Town, London has an exciting opportunity for an exceptional Clinical Lead to join our talking therapies service on a maternity cover basis.
The successful candidate will have significant experience of co-ordinating or managing a counselling project, supporting trainee counsellors, working with external stakeholders such as the NHS, and measuring clinical outcomes. Closing Date 6th April. Full details and apply here.
Seeking a committed and motivated Latin American woman to join the team.
Job description, application and equal opportunities forms at CharityJobs
Deadline: Sunday 11th of April.
Educating Beyond Borders
Now recruiting for up to 5 volunteers to help us with the email admin for the IWD online awards and our upcoming Youth Summit June 2021.
We need a volunteer to help with preparing and running the IWD online awards
Find out more and apply here.
Also wanted – Youth Summit 2021 volunteers to send out invitations to youth groups by email and follow up with telephone calls to the youth groups to confirm a representative will join us online
Register interest and more info contact EBB firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID-19 Health Champions
Join the COVID-19 Health Champion movement to get the latest advice and guidance about COVID-19 so that you can help and share the information with your community, and let us know what is and isn’t working. You can access trusted information through regular updates and weekly online drop-in sessions about the vaccine, testing and more.
If you work, live or volunteer in Camden, simply complete the form here to sign up! If you’ve got questions, email CHC@islington.gov.uk.
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:email@example.com
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.
VCS and Vaccinations
Many people who work in frontline roles in the social care sector, including in voluntary or community organisations, are currently eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination. You may be eligible if you provide direct care and support to an adult who is clinically vulnerable to COVID-19, or to a child who is clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 – in line with national government criteria.
If you think that you, or someone you know or work with, may be eligible for the vaccine please visit this page for more information. Relevant staff need to fill out this form.
Adult Social Care ran a Q&A session on Tuesday. View the recording here.
ASC have also provided some useful FAQs Some slides from a recent national webinar – slides 5-7 provide some examples of types of roles and work and eligibility under this priority group.
Direct any enquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
At the PPG meeting this week an informative presentation included a useful update on the vaccine roll out on pages 22 – 28 from the health perspective.
Lateral Flow Testing (quick test) for VCS frontline staff and volunteers
‘Lateral flow’ COVID-19 tests are available for all in frontline roles who have regular face-to-face contact with communities, and who do not have any coronavirus symptoms.
Appointments are available at two test sites (Crowndale Library and Swiss Cottage Library) every weekday from 9am to 5pm. Book here. If your organisation is not on the system, add the name in the notes’ box.
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.
How to Volunteer and How to Recruit Volunteers in Camden
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.