Prevent Round Table; Room Hire at VAC; CPPEG Public Meeting; Idia Women’s Community Leadership; Restart seeks Partner; Benefits Mythbuster; Camden Fringe; Access Event; + training, events, funding opportunities, jobs, volunteering, trustees and more
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.
Prevent Roundtable Event
This Roundtable presents an opportunity for people to engage with the Camden council on local Prevent delivery. We want to create a safe space for open debate and dialogue and an opportunity to feedback on current strategy.
Tuesday 31st July, 6.00 – 8.00pm at Marchmont Community Centre,62 Marchmont Street, Kings Cross, London, WC1N 1AB
RSVP Prevent@camden.gov.uk or Tel: 0207 974 6050 or book at Eventbrite
Camden CCG (CPPEG public meeting)
Tuesday 7 August 2pm – 4pm at St Pancras Hospital, Conference Centre
1: Proposals for change to Camden + Islington NHS Foundation Trust estate
Presenters: Dr Vincent Kirchner, Medical Director & Angela Boon, Head of Communications and Engagement – Camden and Islington Foundation Trust
2: Camden Community Education Providers Network (CEPN): promoting and supporting self-care for people with Long Term Health Conditions in Camden
Presenter: Murat Ozcelik, Director, Community Matters
3: Camden CCG – Citizens Panel update
Presenter: Simeon Baker, Head of Communications and Engagement
Idia Women’s Community Leadership Project
We are looking for mothers (aged 40-60) and daughters (aged 18-30) from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic or Refugee (BAMER) backgrounds to join our Idia Women’s Community Leader Project. (You can also be two women who are related or good friends)
Do you have any ideas on how to improve your local community? It could be about fitness, healthy eating, mental health wellbeing, sexual health, managing finances, computer skills, helping people to volunteer, or find work, be creative
For more information, to apply or to refer women, please email Emua at info@Laamiga.org, or call 0208 257 7317
Homeless Charity Restart seeks Partner
Restart offers drop-in, employability and mentoring services, is looking for a partner. Restart offers a volunteer pool, mentoring training and management system and a unique employability service which matches clients to a diverse range of host partners to build key personal and professional skills.
The ideal partner would be an organisation who have a new or existing space to offer a drop-in and meals to homeless clients as a way to introduce rehabilitation programmes.
Contact Nick Gandon on 07799 477758 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Benefit Mythbuster – factchecking myths and misconceptions about universal credit
Benefit Mythbuster is a new online web tool designed to help address commonly held myths and misconceptions about universal credit.
People can get in touch to add a myth that needs busting. Or help bust a myth!
Benefit Mythbuster is one of a range of web tools from the advice and technology charity Lasa, who also deliver rightsnet
See Breathe at the Camden Fringe
At the Tristan Bates Theatre from the 6th – 11th August.
Breathe is a hard-hitting dark comedy on growing up. The story pans across the struggles of four housemates trying to successfully accomplish their dreams. They represent a generation very much at odds with the world they are forced to inhabit. Tickets and find more information here
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 email@example.com
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full details are available on the Ageing Better website.
Camden Climate Fund
The Camden Climate Fund provides funding of up to £5,000 towards the installation costs of renewable technologies and/or energy efficiency improvements. Such measures include solar panels, lighting and heating upgrades. Successful applicants are required to match-fund 50% of costs, plus any additional over the maximum allowance.
Full details on the Camden 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.
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.
Holiday activities for children and young people aged 8 to 19 (up to 25 with learning difficulties or disabilities). Click here for full details.
West Euston Partnership wellbeing activities
Silver Cycling in beautiful Regent’s Park
Tuesdays 11am – 2pm. Bike pick up point: St Mary’s Yard, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park NW1 2NR. 50+ free one-hour session on Electric bikes Ability Bikes
Saturdays 11am – 2pm. is a safe and fun way for people over the age of 11 who have physical or learning disabilities to cycle in Regent’s park. Monthly Health Walks
Wed 22nd August and Wed 19th September 2018. Get active and join our free, friendly Health Walk in beautiful Regent’s Park. 80 minutes. No need to book. Adult Community Choir – the Regent’s Park Singers
The choir is taking a short break for the summer and will re-start on Monday 10th September 2018 at the H-Pod, Cumberland Market NW1 3RH. No audition, previous experience or music-reading required.
Bookings and information telephone 020 7388 7932
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.
The North West Fashion Project
A partnership between Bang London, the Bespoke Costume Company & the Thanet Youth and Community Centre. Must be 16+
Learn fashion industry techniques from industry professionals
Sketching, sewing, customising, styling & photography
6th-17th August 10am-3pm at the Thanet, NW5 4HD
Final showcase: 17th August 6pm-8pm
To register email email@example.com 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
Coram’s Fields Play Day
Wednesday 1st August 1 – 4pm
Entertainers, face painting, bouncy castle, music, and more. www.coramsfields.org
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: firstname.lastname@example.org web: www.thecarafcentre.co.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 – email@example.com more info – https://www.facebook.com/gymsick
Hosted by artist Lucy Pawlak with AYBI boxing & Chalton Gallery
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bloomsbury Festival 2018 – Volunteer Sign Up
Come and join the Bloomsbury Festival team as a volunteer and be part of a global festival here on your doorstep. Bloomsbury Festival is a festival of arts, culture, science, literature and fun that explodes onto the streets of Bloomsbury over 6 days in October from Tuesday 17th to Sunday 21st. You will have the opportunity to work with leading artists and world class institutions of London to produce one of the most distinctive cultural festivals in London. Sign up here.
For more information on the festival go to the website
Castlehaven Community Assocation are seeking a Castle Youth Intern
The intern will help support our Children and Young People Project Manager in the running and development of youth work at Castlehaven!
This 1 year position is paid & a wonderful opportunity for a young person. More information and how to apply on the Castelhaven website.
Closing Date for Applications: Monday 13th August 2018, by 5pm.
If you have been shortlisted our Interviews will take place on: Friday 17th August 2018.
The Crick seeks Exhibitions Officer – temporary cover
£27,000-£30,000 Full-time temporary role, 4-5 months
Reporting to the Exhibitions Manager, the Exhibitions Officer will be based in the Public Engagement team. This role will support the successful delivery of the next temporary exhibition at the Francis Crick Institute. Opening early 2019, ‘Making it Happen’
Please send a covering letter and CV to email@example.com by 5pm, Monday 6th August. Interviews will take place on the 9th August.
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