Virtual Tour of the new Centre for Independent Living; Safeguarding Information Morning; Summer Youth Activities; Camden Intergenerational Network Meeting; MEWSO services near Camden; Musical Picnic in Regent’s Park; Thanet Fashion Project; Coram’s Fields Play Day + training, events, funding opportunities, jobs, volunteering, trustees and more
Virtual Tour of the New Centre for Independent Living
The Community Partnership Advisory Project’s (CPAP) aims to ensure Camden’s diverse BME communities, faith groups and supplementary schools are aware of the importance of safeguarding and where to get professional advice and ongoing support.
Come meet our new Community Partnership Advisor, Dianne Carlton-Ogunyemi, and talk to us about how to promote Safeguarding in your organsiation.
Wednesday 25th July, 2018 10am – 12pm
VAC, Charlie Ratchford Centre, Belmont St NW1
To book: Call 020 7284 6550 or 020 7284 6575
Summer Youth Activities in Camden
Holiday activities for children and young people aged 8 to 19 (up to 25 with learning difficulties or disabilities). Click here for full details.
Next meeting of the Camden Intergenerational Network
The next meeting of the Camden Intergenerational Network will be on Friday 14th September. The meeting starts at 1.30pm but you can bring your lunch along at 1.00pm and have a chat with other members. Finish at 4.00pm. The meeting will take place at Age UK Camden, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9NA. rsvp Lydia.Shellien-Walker@AgeUKCamden.org.uk.
Middle Eastern Women and Society Organisation
New office just over the border in Marylebone in Penfold Street, NW8
Monday and Wednesday between 10am – 5pm
Walk and Talk – Women’s exercise and walking group
Storytelling and Creative Writing
One-to-one Befriending and English Language
Art Therapy Classes
Contact Halaleh Taheri on 07958145666 or email@example.com
Musical Picnic with The Regent’s Park Singers
Silver Cycling and Ability Bikes
Mon 23rd July 4.30pm onwards
St. John’s Lodge Garden, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park NW1 4NR (entrance next to allotments gardens & park office)
Contributions of food welcome For info call Ann 07494 272367
Accessible garden; with accessible toilets 100yds
The North West Fashion Project
A partnership between Bang London, the Bespoke Costume Company & the Thanet Youth and Community Centre
Free upcycling & customising course
Learn fashion industry techniques from industry professionals
Sketching, sewing, customising, styling & photography
An alternative to chain stores and fast fashion
6th-17th August 10am-3pm at the Thanet, NW5 4HD
Final showcase: 17th August 6pm-8pm
Applications must be 16+
To register email firstname.lastname@example.org Or call 02081271313
This course will be mentored by the creative director of Bang London, Derek Anthony Purcell, who has worked with Beyoncé, Mel C, Rita Ora, Kate Moss, Rupauls drag race, and many others
Coram’s Fields Play Day
Wednesday 1st August 1 – 4pm
Entertainers, face painting, bouncy castle, music, and more. www.coramsfields.org
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.
Men’s Activities in Camden
Ageing Better in Camden has identified a need for an increased number of supportive men’s only activities across Camden. We are therefore commissioning 3 men’s only ‘Gold Standard’ Community Activities to enable men to attend supportive and well run activities in their local community.
Funds of £20,000 over 2 years are available to 3 organisations which are able to provide a range of activities specifically for men over 60.
The aim is to help older men reduce their social isolation and loneliness, as well as make connections and build networks. Deadline is 9am, 14th August
Information session 1st August 2018 2 – 3pm. Please register your interest at email@example.com.
Full details are available on the Ageing Better website.
Building Connections Fund
The £11.5 million Building Connections Fund is a partnership between Government, Big Lottery Fund and the Co-op Foundation which was set up in response to the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness to support projects that prevent or reduce loneliness.
The fund aims to increase social connections,support organisations to build on their existing work, encourage organisations to join up with others locally and improve the evidence base and use learning to inform longer term policy and funding decisions. Details at the Big Lottery website.
Clarion Futures Community Grants Programme
Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available to charities, community organisations and voluntary groups for projects which primarily benefit its residents.
To download the guidance document, eligibility quiz and application form and to see the criteria, please visit http://www.groundwork.org.uk/clarion-uk
Contact- firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date 21st September
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.
Healthy Minds Activities – Try something new this summer
Paper Jewellery – 23rd July
Learn to make beautiful paper necklaces and bracelets with this fun technique that uses decorative papers and beads. Sessions run from 10:00 – 11:00am.
Charlie Ratchford, Belmont Street, London, NW1
For more details contact Mandira 0207 284 6573 or Erica 0207269 6035
Further events on the VAC events calendar.
Proposals for change to the Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
Camden and Islington Clinical Commissioning Groups have launched a public consultation ( 6 July – 12 Oct) on proposals to move inpatient beds from St Pancras Hospital to a new site by the Whittington Hospital and to create a new community mental health hub in each of the two boroughs.
Tues 26 September, 6pm to 8pm, St Pancras Hospital, Conference Hall
Third Age Project
For a full list of activites for the summer go the Third Age Project website. Look out for Third Age cinema, Familiy Bollywood programme and more in the Crypt Centre.
The Caraf Centre Holiday Play Scheme
30th July – 31st August 8.00 am – 6 pm £12 per day Concession fees available Age: 5 to 8 year olds
Limited spaces To register contact:Indira Vyas at The Caraf Centre, 27-30 Cheriton, Queen’s Crescent, London NW5 4EZ Phone: 020 7 284 0030 email: email@example.com web: www.thecarafcentre.co.uk
Hearing Loss drop in sessions
Offering residents of all ages practical support to deal with hearing loss
Drop in sessions 9.30am-12noon Once a month on Fridays:
6th July, 3rd August, 7th September
At The St Pancras & Somers Town Living Centre, 2 Ossulston Street, NW1
Call Asif Iqbal: Tel: 020 7974 2837 or Email: asif.iqbal@Camden.gov.uk
Gymsick is a pop-up gym-like space for young people, offering an array of free activities for body and soul that fuse art, sport, music and film. Including: boxing sessions with Action Youth Boxing trainers (AYBI), sessions with boxing and drumming and boxing and poetry, a film program, banner-making, the opportunity to learn to edit films, a Cumbia music event on Sunday 12 August.
An initial meeting will be held on 8 Aug in Chalton Gallery from 10:30 to plan the program of films and install the gym.
8 – 17 August at Chalton Gallery, 96 Chalton St, NW1. contact – firstname.lastname@example.org more info – https://www.facebook.com/gymsick
Hosted by artist Lucy Pawlak with AYBI boxing & Chalton Gallery
Free wellbeing activities at West Euston Partnership
Silver Cycling in beautiful Regent’s Park. Are you 50+ and fancy cycling with others? Join us for a free one-hour session. Electric bikes and specially adapted bikes including tricycles available, so if you don’t know how to cycle you can still join us. 20% off in the park café! Bike pick up point is at St Mary’s Yard, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park NW1 2NR (near entrance to Queen Mary’s Rose Gardens). For more info and to book please contact Ann Wolfe email@example.com or call 020 7388 7932.
Saturday 21st July 12 – 5pm. In the Mix music stage, world food, animal shows. Live Music and Arts just added from Roundhouse and Wac Arts. A family festival. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org tel 020 7267 6635.
Volunteers are needed in GP practices
Voluntary Action Camden (VAC) are training volunteers to become Community Health Advocates in local GP practices.
• Would you like to support people in your community to improve their health and their access to services that will help them to maintain good health and wellbeing?
• Do you want to develop experience and skills in the field of public health?
• Can you commit at least 2 hours per week?
VAC is offering free Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) Level 1 training to those who want to volunteer to become Community Health Advocates.
After completing the training, VAC will support local teams of volunteers to act as links between community based services and GPs. In return for your commitment to the project for 2 hours a week we offer support, out of pocket expenses and other professional development opportunities.
For more information, please contact Mandira Manandhar, Health Advocate Volunteer Co-ordinator (Mon, Tues and Thurs) 020 7284 6550/07930669417 or email: email@example.com
Kentish Town City Farm seeks Older People’s Project Coordinator
3 days/22.5hrs per week. 0.6FTE. 2 year contract £24,500 pro-rata (£14,700)
The 3 organisations involved in this consortium are Kentish Town City Farm (KTCF), Queen’s Crescent Community Association (QCCA) and Castlehaven Community Association (CCA)
Gospel Oak and Haverstock area has a very high risk of loneliness in those aged 65 and over, so this role offers an exciting opportunity for the right individual to create real impact for older people.
Closing date: 13 August. Interviews Tuesday 21st August. Full details
Caraf Centre seeks Nursery Nurse/practitioner level 3
35hrs per week. Salary: £15306
Sunshine Day Nursery at the Caraf Centre is an enthusiastic team with the welfare and interests of the children at heart. Our passion is to ensure each child reaches their full potential within a loving, nurturing, safe and stimulating environment.
To apply please call Indira Vyas/Juma Akter on 020 7284 0030
Youth Workers Needed by Thanet Youth & Community Ctr
Kids’ Stuff summer project
Dates: August 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th, 30th
Hours: 9.30 am – 4.30 am £15 ph
To apply contact: Info@thethanet.com, Tel 0208 127 1313, Contact: Emily
Age UK Camden seeks Care Navigator
Local Government Scale SO1 29-31 £30,012 to £31,764 pa fixed term contract to March 2019 plus w/e allowance plus 6% contributory pension. 35 hours pw.
(This post may be extended subject to funding)
The Navigator will support those with long term conditions and their carers to access timely care and community support services. Close work with GPs and integrated care teams is required as is accurate record keeping using IT systems. Through timely intervention and care co-ordination, unnecessary hospital admissions, GP appointments and residential placements will be reduced.
For further details and an application form visit www.ageukcamden.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 020 7239 0400.
Closing date: Tuesday 24th July 9.30 am Interview date: Tuesday 14th August
Camden Carers Centre’s wonderful Chair is stepping down after 5 years in the role and we are looking for a new Chair. You would be joining the organisation at an exciting time; we have just secured a three year contract from Camden to continue to deliver services to carers in the borough.
To find out more please contact Allegra Lynch CEO for an informal chat on 020 7428 8950 or email email@example.com for more info. A discussion with the current Chair to find out more about the role can also be arranged. Applicants will need to submit a CV and supporting statement by end of June.
The Kosmos Centre has an office to rent in their building in Kentish Town.
Camden Strategic Partnership Fund – applications now open (South West zone only)
The Strategic Partner Fund for Neighbourhoods has now reopened for applications in the South West zone only, information about the Strategic Partnership can be found here The first stage of the application process closes at Midnight on the 29th July 2018
If you would like to request an application pack or if you have any queries about the fund please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Joleene.email@example.com 020 7974 4214 (South West)