Find Community Rooms for Hire; Free Hate Crime Training; Council Partnerships Announcement; OPAG is recruiting; Camden CCG AGM; Volunteer Managers’ Forum; Free Health and Safety Training + training, events, funding opportunities, jobs, volunteering, trustees and more
Want to Hire Meeting Rooms in Camden?
You can now access an easy to search database of community spaces for hire in Camden – vcs rooms. Search by room type, capacity, ward, postcode etc.
Find on the One Camden website.
Free Hate Crime Awareness Training in Camden
Thursday 18th October 10am-12pm
This event is for all staff, practitioners and residents in Camden who would like further awareness of the rise of Hate Crime in our borough and ways we can meaningfully tackle the issue. The course will provide an overview of the different forms of hate crime, how to identify them and support someone who is experiencing such abuse. The course will touch on the current legislation which supports victims as well as explore the impact of this crime on people’s lives and the wider community. More info & book tickets here
Camden council teams up with community partners
The Camden Community Impacts scheme will use £1.6 million of council funding to bring organisations together in new ways to address youth offending, rough sleeping, emotional health and wellbeing, and supporting older or disabled people in the community.
• Youth offending: New Horizon Youth Centre and Project 10/10, along with Kent University. The Young Camden Foundation and the Roundhouse.
• Rough sleeping: Somers Town Community Association, the St Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre, C4WS Homeless Project and Central Saint Martins will carry out research to understand experiences of rough sleepers.
• Emotional health and wellbeing: Mind in Camden, Rethink Mental Illness, Holy Cross Centre Trust, C4 and Voluntary Action Camden will work to improve understanding of mental health needs and develop community-led plans.
• Supporting people in the community: The Centre for Independent Living will help local organisations to access £100,000 funding available for projects that break down barriers older and disabled people face in accessing community facilities. Full details on the Camden council website.
Older People’s Advisory Group Welcoming New Members
OPAG meets monthly to discuss issues that affect older people in Camden. Please email email@example.com if you would like to get involved or know someone who would
Camden Clinical Commissioning Group AGM
Camden CCG AGM will be held on Wednesday 12 September 2018 from 5.30pm – 6.30pm at the Black Room, British Medical Association, BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JP.
The CCG will present the 2017-18 accounts alongside a review of our performance. There will also be an opportunity to discuss future plans with our Governing Body.
You can register your place, and let us know about any accessibility requirements, via Eventbrite. The full agenda will be available shortly.
If you have any questions, please contact Camden CCG via firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 3688 1700.
Volunteer Managers’ Forum for Networking and Peer Support
Wednesday 19th September, 10am-1pm in Camden. Discuss all things volunteer management with volunteer managers in Camden, and beyond.
The topics will be varied, and can be anything related to managing volunteers – and will be decided by you on the day.
This event is open to volunteer managers everywhere. Book at Eventbrite.
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.
Homeless Link Social Investment Fund
Launched in May 2017,the Homeless Link Social Investment Fund has, over three years, £4.5m to invest in charities and social enterprises working to reduce homelessness across England.
The fund offers support with your application; Flexible loan/grant packages from £25,000 to £150,000; All loans unsecured; Dedicated support and aftercare.
Contact Jaishree Mistry: email@example.com 07505 506378 Or fill in the enquiry form on our website: www.homelesslink.org.uk/social-investment-fund
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 Programme. Come have fun where you can feel happy, comfortable and relaxing. This class is fun, safe, suitable for everyone and encourage healthy living. Boost your confidence, meet new friends, stay fit, active and gain new skills for life.
Monday 3rd September. 11am – 12pm
St Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre, 2 Ossulston Street, London, NW1
For more information, please contact Mandira Manandhar on 020 7284 6573/6550 or firstname.lastname@example.org or just turn up on the day
Health and Safety Essentials
Wednesday, 19th September 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
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. You will learn about: The main UK health and safety laws Who is responsible for health and safety at work Who enforces health and safety Basic risk assessment Sources of information and support The training is ideal for 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 on the VAC training calendar.
Basic Risk Assessment training
Wednesday, 26th September 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Do you want to know how to carry out a risk assessment? Do you have responsibility for managing health & safety? This 3-hour basic risk assessment training could be what you are looking for. The course is ideal for: People with health and safety responsibilities in voluntary sector organisations Staff and volunteers of community groups Recent arrivals and migrant workers who want to know the basics of risk assessment including how should risk assessments be carried out. Book on the VAC training calendar.
Many service users choose to use their Direct Payment to employ their own staff. PSIC is pleased to announce that in conjunction with Camden Disability Action, we have been awarded funding by Skills for Care to provide training for Direct Payment users who are, or wish to become, employers.
We provided similar training last year and it was very warmly received with a good take up.
We hope to run sessions from late September through to early November, and will be providing fuller information to service users shortly. Or you can contact PSIC here. Read the full PSIC Newsletter here.
Creative Carers Collective Picnic
Mon 3rd Sep 10.30am-12.30pm for an Open Group & Picnic. Celebrating the end of our Summer Workshops Program and sharing our art, experiences and ideas for the future. All welcome! Meet CCC artists, have a go at creating art and enjoy a picnic.
Camden Chinese Community Centre
Mid Autumn Festival Celebration.
21st September at 12.15 at the Round Square Restaurant, Seven Sisters Road, N7. To book telephone 020 7388 8883.
October Volunteering Fair
Looking to recruit volunteers in Camden or Islington?
Bookings are now open for the Volunteer Centre Camden Supersized Volunteering Fair on Wednesday 31st October, 12-2pm.
This fair is co-hosted with Volunteer Centre Islington and takes place in King’s Cross at Voluntary Action Islington on Pentonville Road.
This is open to all voluntary organisations that have volunteering in Camden, Islington and their borders.
City Lit’s Open Day – Communities Programmes
Friday 7th September at 10:30am – 12:30pm
Room 502 (5th floor), City Lit, Keeley Street, WC2
A chance to hear about City Lit programmes that are specifically designed for local communities including ESOL, maths, English, digital skills, health and social care, British Sign Language, family learning, stammering therapy, lipreading, courses for Deaf learners and courses for people with learning disabilities.
Henna and Ageing Better in Camden – Art, Freedom and Creativity for over 60’s women
Ageing Better in Camden is a partnership of older people and agencies in Camden working closely together to tackle the social isolation and loneliness that many older people in the Borough experience. Working in partnership with Henna Asian Women’s Group the Art, Freedom and Creativity project will allow older women, at risk from or experiencing social isolation to become more involved in their communities, and provide stronger support to each other.
This two-year programme will provide 6 weekly workshops, the workshops will include activities such as Gardening, Singing, Creative Writing, Painting, Exercise, Cooking, I.T sessions, Crochet, Memory Lane storytelling etc
For information call Henna’s office on 0207 3729860 or email Henna staff on email@example.com or Rafat_hennaorg@yahoo.co.uk
Bridging the Access Gap in Camden
Thursday 30th August 2018, at Camden Town Library (second floor), Crowndale Centre, 218 Eversholt Street, Kings Cross, London, NW1 1BD from 10am – 1pm. £10. To book contact firstname.lastname@example.org
A new initiative to encourage more staff and volunteers, to take up sign language as an extra language and skill is now available in Camden.
For information contact Sara on 07964 019 764 or visit www.signs4life.org
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.
CAMERA Emergency Volunteering Programme has officially been launched in Camden and Hammersmith & Fulham by the two Volunteer Centres and are looking for expressions of interest from local people, businesses and organisations that would be able to give time, skills, space or goods in the event of an emergency.
The experience of the Grenfell tragedy and the Chalcots Estate evacuation showed that there was a surplus of people with useful skills and experience, e.g. counselling, who offered to volunteer but were not allowed to help as they were not known by the local authority dealing with the situation.
The CAMERA response and recovery volunteer team aims to give an opportunity for local people to help in situations such as these.
Share your ideas and express your interest here.
Women’s Association for Networking and Development (Wand uk)
Wand uk are recruiting a part-time community coordinator.
For a recruitment pack please email: email@example.com
Closing date for receiving applications 31 August
St Charles Centre for Health & Wellbeing, Exmoor Street, London W10
Tel: 0208 962 4132 or 07813 48 5607 or 0753 415 5619
Volunteers needed for Age UK Camden, Community Connectors:
The project which aims to identify and support older Camden residents and help them to connect or reconnect with other people, interests and activities in their local area. The project focus is on encouraging them to meet new people, and get out and about. (lunch clubs/ dance class/yoga session etc.)
Are you a social, confident person who would enjoy supporting others to engage with interests and activities? Could you commit to a few hours, ideally weekdays? Are you willing and able to travel about in the borough and meet people in their homes? Full support and out of pocket expenses reimbursed.
Contact the Volunteering Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7239 0400
Bengali Workers’ Association Older People’s Worker
Bengali Workers’ Association is part of a consortium of partners helping deliver the Bangladeshi Community Action Project as part of ABC.
We are seeking a seeking an Older People’s Worker who will lead on supporting older people to achieve greater independence, positive mental and physical wellbeing and social inclusion; promoting independence and quality of life targeting Bangladeshi people over 50 who are, or are at risk of being, socially isolated and lonely.
Closing date: 3rd September. Interview date: w/c 10th September.
Please apply by providing us with an up to date CV & personal statement.
Get the job description and person specification from email@example.com
The Community Association for West Hampstead (CAWH) is looking for a Manager
We are looking for a motivated and proactive Manager with a wide range of experience and the skills required to lead our Association, with the support of an enthusiastic Board of Trustees.
The successful candidate will be responsible for liaison with our stakeholders and partners both internal and external, for managing a variety of resources and a small team of staff providing a wide range of services to the community, and for securing the funding of those services and their potential expansion.
Currently three days a week (possibly four days subject to funding).
deadline 12pm Wednesday 29th of August. Interviews Wed 5th September
For more information please visit our website: www.cawh.org.uk
To request an application pack, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Latin American Womens’ Rights Service are looking for a Fundraising and Development Support Officer
Fundraising and Development Support Officer
Part time (14 hours a week) Salary: £29,075 per year (pro rata)
Please note that this vacancy is open to women only in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.
Closing date 28th August. Full details on CharityJob website
Opening Doors seeks 2 posts
Opening Doors London is the largest provider of information and support services with and for older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans and Queer+ people in the United Kingdom. We aim to ensure that older LGBTQ+ people live happier, healthier and independent lives free from prejudice and discrimination. Everything we do is informed by older LGBTQ+ people.
1 Trans Engagement Sessional Worker currently 4 hours a month £15.49/hour
2 LGBT+ Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Community Engagement Worker currently 5 hours a month £15.49/hour
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 at the following link in our website www.ageukcamden.org.uk / www.openingdoorslondon.org.uk or email HR@openingdoorslondon.org.uk
The closing date for both will be 31st August with interviews on 11th September for the BAME worker and the 18th for the Trans worker.
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
VAC now has 3 new rooms for hiring 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
Rates and full details on the VAC website.
Ethical Warehouse Space available with the Camden Society
Supporting people with a learning disability to live the lives they choose The Camden Society’s fulfilment and distribution social enterprise, Mailout, has 787ft2 warehouse space in Central London available now.
We are looking for an ethically minded partner who would like to take advantage of a great storage and work space in Kentish Town and someone who is excited by the prospect of offering opportunities to people we support.
Discounts on the space are available dependent on scope of opportunities offered to people we support. Opportunities can include: apprenticeships, fulfilment and distribution of orders, business ventures and training placements.
For more information, please contact Abi: Abigail.White@thecamdensociety.co.uk or on 07814 874517
Need Quality Recycled Furniture?
Reyooz is a way for organisations to get really great furniture at almost no cost, you only pay for delivery. We work with large firms in London that have high spec furniture and equipment they no longer need to help them find a new home for these items. All you need to do is register, order and than we’ll get in touch and tell you how much delivery will be, then you can decide whether you want the items or not. Have a look and see what you can get at Reyooz.com . Until the end of September Voluntary Action Camden members can get £10 off their first delivery. firstname.lastname@example.org