EU Citizens Rights; VAC Survey; Inclusive Communities Fund; London Age; Perinatal Support Group; Camden Active Networking Event; CNJ Directions Guide; ALAG Conference; Spirit Magazine + training, events, funding opportunities, jobs, volunteering, trustees and more
EU Citizens Rights Information Sessions
The European Commission Representation in the UK (EC Rep) has engaged Seraphus to deliver non-political information sessions to anyone impacted by or confused about Brexit and the Settled Status process.
The website www.eurights.uk, allows a community group or community champion to book a lawyer to attend their event for free. Seraphus will: (i) give a presentation on the Settled Status scheme, (ii) answer any questions, and (iii) remain available afterwards for one-to-one questions with audience members. The one requirement to benefit from this free service, is for at least 40 members of the European community (EEA or Swiss nationals) and their family members to have confirmed their interest to attend.
There is also a short survey for VCS orgs about readiness for brexit.
Have Your Say on VAC’s Activities and Websites
We are surveying all our members and subscribers to get your views on VAC and how you we can work better in the future/ or what things you think VAC should be working on now and in the coming years. It’s only a short survey but we really value your views.
There is also a separate and super short 10 question survey about the website. We would like to get your views before we make any changes.
Inclusive Communities Fund
Camden Giving has funding available for organisations with an annual income of less than £500,000 whose existing services, activities and facilities are not easily accessible for adults with physical, learning, cognitive or mental health disabilities in Camden. Projects should bring together disabled and non-disabled adults by improving access to, and participation in their existing services, activities and facilities. Applications for up to £20,000 will be accepted and the fund will open for 5 weeks in September 2019.
Visit www.camdengiving.org.uk/inclusive-community-fund or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Latest London Age
London Age is Age UK London’s quarterly e-magazine. This edition is an Age-friendly Transport special. View the magazine online here.
Perinatal Peer Support Group
Come along to a friendly support group and meet other parents who are experiencing similar feelings, take part in creative activities and eat cake. No need to book, just drop in. (Starts 7/9).
Cocoon can also can provide counselling with childcare.
at Mind in Camden, Barnes House, 9-15 Camden Road, NW1 9LQ
07500 427122 email@example.com
Camden Active Networking event
Thurs 26th September. St Pancras Community Association, Plender St, NW1
Afternoon Session – 14.45 – 17.00 | Evening Session – 17.45 – 20.00
Booking for both sessions will be avaliable via Eventbrite shortly
The agenda will feature interactive workshops from organisations working in Camden to share insight, experience and knowledge.
The event will also allow additional time for networking with other attendees.
Directions Guide 2019/20 Published
The Camden New Journal’s complete guide to services in the London borough of Camden is available to view online here.
‘Overcoming Barriers: Neurodiversity in Autism’
ALAG (Asperger London Area Group) is a community organisation providing valuable social and practical support to high functioning but vulnerable adults on the autism spectrum across London.
ALAG invites you to the Autumn Conference on Thursday 17 October
Book at Eventbrite. Any questions contact Ethney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get your copy of Spirit
The first Somers Town ‘Curious Histories’ publication full or articles, old photos and stories available at City Newagents, 1 Chalton Street, NW1 and Housmans bookshop. View the pop up Museum film here.
Local Artist led guided walk: Urban drawing / photo walk: Saturday 21 September 3pm set off from Living Centre
See the Funding pages on VAC’s website for all the latest information.
Youth employment and financial literacy
United Way UK are looking for three small charity partners to engage in a youth employment and financial literacy programme in Greater London. Each grant is set at £14,400. We will be selecting three partners for the grant, one for each of the three goals of the funding.
More information can be found here: http://www.unitedway.org.uk/open-tender
Ageing Better in Camden Funding Opportunity – Gospel Oak/ Haverstock Area
ABC has funds for organisations to deliver activities specifically in the Gospel Oak and Haverstock area. ABC would like to commission 4 contracts which will provide activities for people aged 60+. These activities would need to be ‘Warm Welcome’ Community Activities which are supportive, well run activities in their local community. This will help older people to reduce their social isolation and loneliness through attending these activities, making connections and building networks.
ABC is looking to award up to 4 contracts in this locality. Funds of £10,000 for 1 year (starting January 2019) are available to organisations that are able to provide a range of activities in the area. Full details here.
Deadline: 3rd October 9am.
RSVP to email@example.com
Edge Fund Round 11 Is Now Open
11th funding round is now open! If you know a group organising for social change in the UK or Ireland, they can apply for a grant of up to £3000. The deadline for applications is the 16th September. More information regarding the application date can be found here.
Small Grants for Social Prescribing
GLA’s Team London have released a small grants programme for groups tackling social isolation. VAC met with Team London officers whilst the grant criteria was being decided and emphasised the need to fund initiatives that were already working well but were coming under pressure from social prescribing referrals. This is one way we can use our social prescribing data we gather to influence decisions. Full details here.
Youth work grant funding 2020- 2022 engagement sessions
Voluntary sector youth providers are invited to attend a funding workshop to find out more information about new funding and the bidding process: The workshop details are as follows:
~ Wednesday 4th September 2019 at 2 pm at 5 Pancras Square, London N1C
~ Wednesday 12th September 2019, Committee room 3, Crowndale Centre
The youth work funding will be launched on 1st August 2019 with a deadline for submission on 7th October 2019. The focus of this funding is for work with 13 – 19 year olds in Camden and up to 25 if working with young people with learning difficulties or disabilities. rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org
The HS2 Camden Fund
The Camden Fund aims to strengthen the sense of place and alleviate the disruption of the development of HS2 on local people. Aims:
1. A Happier and Healthier Camden
2. A Better Connected Camden
3. A Stronger Voluntary and Community Sector
Closing date: 14th May 2020. Full details at Camden Giving.
Safeguarding Introduction: Protecting Children in the Community.
Wednesday 11th September 10am – 1.00pm
Protecting Children in the Community is an introductory course designed for all those who work directly with children, young people or their families. Open to all those who have had little or no safeguarding training before.
Suitable for anyone requiring basic safeguarding training, including volunteers, play workers and new starters who have never had safeguarding training before.
• An introduction to the legislation, guidance, policies and procedures for safeguarding and child protection.
• An understanding of the different types of child abuse and the ways in which children can be harmed.
• The importance of partnership work and passing on information
• Awareness of current issues / Understanding emerging forms of abuse.
• Your role and responsibilities for safeguarding and child protection
• Recognising and responding to concerns appropriately.
Safeguarding Advance: Developing knowledge and understanding.
Wednesday 25th September 10.00am – 2.30pm (Includes lunch)
If you work frequently with children and their families, it is essential that your organisation has up-to-date knowledge of safeguarding legislation and child protection procedures. This Advanced course is designed to develop existing understanding of the safeguarding process through a variety of written text, case studies and interactive exercises.
Who Should Take This Course? Suitable for anyone who has attended safeguarding training previously and would like to update their knowledge and skills further, including volunteers and workers of all levels.
The training will cover the following:
• Department for Education’s updated statutory guidance.
• Myth Busting & Social Care: Exploring safeguarding attitudes in the community.
• Awareness of current issues / Understanding emerging forms of abuse.
• Safeguarding awareness and assessing need: Race, culture, gender, ability.
• Safeguarding in Camden, thresholds, the role of professionals and where to go for support.
Friday 13th September, 2pm at Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square WC1H
Please join us for an afternoon of peer to peer learning with other professionals, volunteers and individuals passionate about bringing different generations together.
RSVP by 6th September to Corinna Gray at email@example.com or call 020 7239 0400
Student Volunteering Fairs
Throughout October, six fairs are taking place on campus at UCL:
• Campus Charity Takeover, 2 and 3 October
• Tutoring and Mentoring Volunteering Fair, 10 October
• Mental Health and Befriending Volunteering Fair, 15 October
• Health and Medicine Volunteering Fair, 24 October
• Museums and Heritage Volunteering Fair, 31 October
Sign-up to take part here.
Camden CCG AGM
11 September 2019 from 5.15pm – 6.15pm
at the Greenwood Centre, 37 Greenwood Place, London NW5 1LB.
The 2018-19 accounts will be presented alongside a review of performance. There will also be an opportunity to discuss future plans with the Governing Body. To confirm attendance register here.
Celebrating our European culture and communities
Saturday 21 September 11.00am – 3.30pm, City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, SE1
Share stories, language, sport and music with the with the Mayor. All in honour of celebrating and supporting European Londoners. Register here.
Free Online Safety Workshops For Women
JAN Trust will be delivering free online safety classes for women in Camden throughout October & November 2019. The programme will cover internet safety skills; understanding dangers of online including extremism and gangs; and how to protect your children online. There are 5 x sessions in total and women receive a certificate upon completion of all sessions. For more information or to reserve a space, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / 0208 889 9433 / https://jantrust.org/
Women+Health are Recruiting Two Roles
Women+Health is a small charity in Camden which delivers affordable complementary therapies, counselling services and classes to women. Temporary Part-Time Evening Receptionist
Core Working Hours: 13 hours/week:
5:30pm-9.30 pm Wednesdays and Thursdays
£12/hour (paid monthly in arrears). Closing date: Monday 2nd September. CAM Project Manager
£30,000 pro rata for 3 days/week = £18,000 per annum
Closing date for applications: Sunday 1st September, end of day
Our small health charity has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic CAM Project Manager to join our team in vibrant Camden Town.
This part-time role has evolved as part of an ongoing funded project and comes with the responsibility of managing an established team of multidisciplinary Complementary Therapy Practitioners.
Full details and how to apply for both roles at womenandhealth.org.uk
Heritage Project seeks Enthusiastic Volunteer
Volunteer with IT and social media skills required to help with funding applications and administration for charity seeking to save Victorian Hall in Camden from destruction. For more information and to apply contact Michael Ellman email@example.com
Train now to join the emergency volunteer team in Camden
There are now six training dates to choose from, with more to come. (20th, 29th August and 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th September). This is your chance to be part of a new way of helping out as a volunteer in the event of an emergency in Camden or Hammersmith & Fulham. Full details here. More info at firstname.lastname@example.org
No specialist skills, qualifications or experience are required. Volunteer Centre Camden will provide you with all the training you will need.
Camden Giving Panel+ Programme
Camden Giving is looking for 10 Camden residents to join their Panel+ programme, a five-day workshop that includes effective communication, charity finances, data analysis and funding models. Panel+ participants will be paid LLW (£10.55 per hour) to attend five workshops every Thursday from October 24 until November 21, 2019, and they will cover travel/childcare expenses. We’re looking for residents who are not actively involved in decision-making roles or wouldn’t usually access this type of opportunity. We want to elevate voices of unrepresented groups in Camden. To apply, visit https://www.camdengiving.org.uk/jobs to complete a simple application form. The deadline to apply is Sunday, September 8, 2019. For more information, email email@example.com.
Age UK Camden seeks Day Care Officer
Henderson Court Day Centre delivers high quality, personalised, safe, caring, effective and responsive support for older people with complex care needs, including living with dementia.
Permanent contract. Local Government Scale, Scale 5 scp 12-15 £25,833 – £27,255 pro rata including London Weighting 25 Hours per week and the required hours are 11 am to 4pm Monday to Friday
Closing date: Thurs 12 September 9am. Interview date: Mon 23 September
For further details and an application form visit www.ageukcamden.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 020 7239 0400.
Kentish Town Community Centre is recruiting trustees
Do you have a background in HR or Marketing & PR and would like to get more involved in your community? Please contact Tim at Chair@KTCC.org.uk to learn more.
KTCC is a dynamic neighbourhood hub supporting people living or working in NW5. Our centre hosts classes from Pilates to Addiction Recovery & Martial Arts to Cake Decorating. We offer lots of physical and mental health services including a dedicated Youth Service, Older People’s Service, Free Legal Advice and a food bank.
Become a Families for Life Community Champion
Do you have children in a Camden nursery or primary school? Volunteers will:
Talk to parents of nursery or primary school children about Families for life programmes
• Promote the benefits of eating healthy and being active
• Inspire families to access the Families for Life programmes
• Have opportunities to support the delivery of Families for Life programmes.
For more information on how to be part of our volunteering team contact:
Syria Chowdhury, Community Champion Coordinator
m: 07734 603 060, e: email@example.com
Volunteer with VAC and develop experience and skills in public health
VAC provide training, and work opportunities for Camden volunteers who can commit 2 hours per week.
We offer free Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) training to volunteer as a Community Links volunteer, part of a new Care Navigation and Social Prescribing service in Camden. Community Links volunteers signpost residents to community based activities and help with formal referrals where community based activities are needed alongside clinical care.
Contact: Mandira Manandhar, Community Links Co-ordinator (Mon, Tues and Thurs) 020 7284 6550/6573 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
VAC is recruiting volunteers to help us in our building in Chalk Farm
We are recruiting volunteer receptionists to be the first point of contact for visitors. You will be an important member of the VAC team of volunteers and staff and will have access to training and ongoing support.
Contact Kevin Nunan at VAC on 020 7284 6557 or email@example.com
Need a Meeting Room near Chalk Farm
Special rates for Camden network events
VAC now has 3 new rooms to hire out for Events/Training, etc. at our new base in the Charlie Ratchford Centre in Chalk Farm.
There is a large room for up to 60 people, ideal for large events.
The training 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. Smartboard, level access throughout, reasonable prices.
Rates and full details on the VAC website. Special rates for Camden networks.
Want to Share a Skill, Space or Equipment?
Simply add your request to Comoodle Camden, the new local online sharing platform which facilitates sharing for community benefit.
Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s
The government is seeking your views on proposals to tackle the causes of preventable ill health in England. Our health is shaped by the environment in which we live, the choices we make, and the services we receive. What action needs to be taken on each of these? Closing: 14 October 2019
Got an item for the e-bulletin?
Send your item to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 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.