Camden Alive; West Camden Health Initiative; Essential Camden Strategies; Open Iftar; Training for Trustees; Carers’ Week; Thyroid Trust Event; Over 60s Art + training, events, funding opportunities, jobs, volunteering, trustees and more
Interested in the history of your area and people’s Camden stories?
Camden Alive are looking for volunteers who will be trained in how to interview people and how to make films about people’s stories.
Training will be two days: Monday 10 June 2019 and Friday 14 June
The project is looking for people to join in from Maiden Lane, The Sidings, Lismore Circus, Brunswick, The Bourne, St Silas & Southfleet, Alexandra & Ainsworth, Regent’s Park, Ossulston and Chalcots.
To find outmore email firstname.lastname@example.org
Help make Camden a Healthier and Happier Place
Come along to the co-design event to develop ideas for how health and wellbeing should be addressed in the west of Camden. These ideas will be taken forward by the council and partners and will have the support of other experts (including councillors, GPs, directors and community leaders).
We’re looking for residents who live in Kilburn, Swiss Cottage, Fortune Green or West Hampstead to come and get involved.
Friday 20th June 5:00pm–8:30pm at Sherriff Centre
Contact Henry Langford (email@example.com or 02079743219) or Tom Wastling (firstname.lastname@example.org).
It’s Volunteers’ Week
Volunteers’ Weeks takes place from 1-7 June and is a great opportunity to thank your volunteers. Find out more on the Volunteers’ Week website.
Ramadan Tent: Open Iftar is coming to The British Library on Friday 31st May at 7:30pm in the Piazza. Open Iftar is in Tavistock Square for the whole of Ramadan.
Training for Trustees
13 June – 18 July. 6 Thursday evenings 17:30-20:30 in Camden
A short evening course for trustees/management committee members or anybody who is interested in developing the knowledge and skills required to be a member of a governing body in the voluntary or community sector. Ideal for new trustees as an induction, for experienced trustees who want a refresher and for those just starting out as trustees. The course is a partnership between VAC and Mary Ward Centre.
To discuss the course content contact Kevin Nunan, tel; 020 7284 6557, Email: email@example.com
Full details at the Mary Ward website.To book email Rahul Miah, Rahul.Miah@marywardcentre.ac.uk tel: 020 7269 6042
Carers’ Week is coming soon (9th – 14th June). Full details are at the Camden Carers website. Or why not listen to the podcast about Carer’s Week.
Camden council is undertaking a major review of VCS rents and the consultant’s report is now out. A working group is being formed with decisions going to cabinet in the Autumn. There will be an opportunity for the working group to present to a wider audience at a VCS event later in the year. If you would like to nominate yourself to the working group, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st May.
The Thyroid Trust Learning and Growing event
Saturday 8th June 2019 11am-1pm
At The Crick Institute Cafe in St Pancras, 1 Midland Road.
Come and join us for an informal Learning and Growing discussion, for those interested in helping The Thyroid Trust develop our advocacy, information sharing and awareness work. Book to attend via Eventbrite.
3-day course: 1/8, 8/8, 15/8, Crowndale Centre, 218 Eversholt St, NW1
Developed in partnership with the internationally-renowned Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families and the Centre for Parent and Child Studies at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, this 3-day course will give you knowledge, skills and practical tools for helping children, families and adults.
To register, or for more information, contact email@example.com
UN poverty expert hits back over UK ministers’ ‘denial of facts’
Philip Alston says he thought government response to his report might be a spoof. Full story in the Guardian.
Bank of England: ‘We have allowed the voluntary sector to wither’
“The reason we have the triple threats of disconnection of people from society, mistrust of institutions, and the rising tide of populism is because we have structurally underinvested in [civil society],” You know the sector is in trouble when the Bank of England start worrying… another Guardian story.
See the Funding pages on VAC’s website for all the latest information.
Communities Together- Cohesion Fund
Up to £72K will be available to the voluntary and community sector to deliver activities that promote community cohesion. The fund will be open from 10th June to 1st July for small grant applications of £500-£1,500 with a very quick and simple application process.
Decisions will be made by a grant panel of Camden residents. Full details about the fund will be available soon.
Shaping Young Londoners Future
The Mayor is looking for project applications that will provide activities that can make a real difference to young people so they feel positive about their prospects; are informed by local knowledge, need and demand and shaped by those closest to the community; have involved young people in the design and delivery.
More details on eligibility, grants here. Closes 12-noon on 12 July.
Richard Reeve’s Foundation
The Richard Reeve’s Foundation offers funding to support eligible schools and charities that run schemes for disadvantaged people and young people aged up to 25 and aims to support disadvantaged people in the local community who experience barriers to education and training
Find out more and how to apply at the Richard Reeve’s Foundation website.
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.
New FREE course at The Recovery College on 18 June: Living Well with a Long Term Condition.
Full details of this and all courses and how to book at the C&I Recovery College web page.
Childhood vaccination: What’s important to you?
Healthwatch Camden Community Forum Tuesday 2nd July, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at 37 Greenwood Place, London NW5 1LB
Take part in a discussion about childhood vaccinations
You do not need to have any medical knowledge to take part. The research team wants to hear about what is important to you and why.
To register contact Shelly Khan, firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 020 7383 2402 by 18th June.
CPPEG Open meeting
Tuesday 11 June, 14:00 to 16:00, St Pancras Hospital, Conference Centre.
Presentations on St Pancras Hospital update (design of new inpatient setting); What is patient experience telling the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust? General Practice Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) working with the Adult Social Care team (implementing a new strength based practice model)
Summer Film Project for 14-18 yr olds
At 1A Arts Centre, Holborn Community Association & Somerset House.
For ages 14-18
Saturdays – 15th June through to 20th July (10am-5pm)
Summer holidays (weekdays) – Mon 29th July through to Fri 9th Aug (10am-5pm).
To get involved go to the webpage or email email@example.com
Get Involved with a Summer Carnival Arts Project
We are inviting people of all ages to collaborate to make music, costumes, props and gigantic puppets to perform in 4 carnival parades in London
Workshops run every Tuesday 2.30 to 4.30 at Cressfield Sheltering residence for older people at 1 Cressfield street and on Wednesday 2.30 to 4.30, when students from local schools also take part in the workshops.
On the week of half term we will run a drumming workshop at Map Studio Cafe at 46 Grafton Road 2-4pm, then costumes and puppet making on Tuesday 28th at 10.30 to 12.30 and another one on Friday 31st at 2-4. Call Julia on 07960550982 for more information and bookings
Cultural Competence Training
Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre one-day workshop on Cultural Competence. Aimed at counsellors/therapists who would like to strengthen their practice in this area. Sunday 16th June. Book here.
Ageing Better in Camden’s Learning Seminars
Wednesday 12th June
10am-11am ‘An ordinary conversation’ – what works in street outreach?
11.15am-12.15pm ‘Connecting men to their communities’
Age UK Camden, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square WC1H 9NA
These free seminars explore the impact of outreach work with older people in Camden and/or the research we have carried out with men. The seminars aim to give you an overview of the research we have completed, followed by a QandA. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 29th May 2019. Spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Free English Classes through Gardening and Cooking
Fridays 10.30 to 12.30 until 12 July at Skip Garden, Tapper Walk, N1C
Book at email@example.com tel: 020 3637 9668
Art Therapy Group for Parents
A safe and supportive weekly drop-in group facilitated by an Art Therapist. Come and join us to express yourself with a variety of art materials
Friday mornings 9.30 – 11am (during Camden school term-times).
Elfrida Rathbone Camden, 7 Dowdney Close, NW5 2BP
Creative Therapist Rosanna: firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 7424 1639
Made of Money – Two Day Facilitator Training
Wed 10th and Thurs 11th July
Help people on low income talk about money and its impact on their lives. It is designed to improve people’s confidence, communication and control around money through interactive activities, discussions and resources.
More information and to book: http://tinyurl.com/y6he828q
Or contact: Mostofa – email@example.com or 0208 983 5046
Arts workshops for young people and older community members (May to September)
Arts workshops for young people and older community members across Kentish Town. Workshops will be happening at local sites and have been devised in collaboration with North London Cares, Free Space Project at Kentish Town Health Centre and Queens Crescent Community Association.
We would like to hear from both groups and individuals interested in taking part.
To register interest and receive more information email Leo Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org 020 8001 5357 / www.cskx.org
VAC seeks Treasurer
If you would like to lead on financial oversight and strategy at Camden’s umbrella organisation for the voluntary sector we would love to hear from you. In the first instance contact Kevin Nunan, Interim Executive Director, for further information: email@example.com
Opening Doors London has 2 Vacancies
Research and Policy Officer
21 per week, £28,752 to £29,796 pa pro rata
Closing date Tuesday 25th June 10 am (Interview date to TBC)
You will scope, collate and store relevant research and policy, identify current knowledge gaps and support the Training and Policy Manager in undertaking further research into the needs of older LGBT+ people to influence change. Ambassador Development Officer
21 per week, Scale 6 £28,752 to £29,796 pa pro rata
Closing date Tuesday 18th June 10am Interview date – Monday 24th June
Your role will be to ensure LGBT+ diversity of recruitment and to provide training, co-ordination and support to the volunteer Ambassadors.
If you are interested in either position, please see the application pack iat the following link in our website www.ageukcamden.org.uk / www.openingdoorslondon.org.uk or email Jobs@openingdoorslondon.org.uk
Elfriday Rathbone Camden has two Vacancies
SEN English and Personal Development Tutor
16 hours per week TERM TIME ONLY (Tues and Wed, preferably)
£10,506 including holiday pay (£26,871 pro rata)
Elfrida Rathbone Camden (ERC) is seeking to appoint a tutor to work with learners attending our OFSTED registered Leighton College, for young people aged 16-25 with mild to moderate learning disabilities. SEN Sports Tutor
4 hours pw, 36 weeks a year £2426 including holiday pay (£26,871 pro rata)
Elfrida Rathbone Camden (ERC) is seeking a tutor to work with learners attending our OFSTED registered Leighton College, for young people aged 16-25 with mild to moderate learning disabilities.
To apply and for either post and fo a full job description, please go to the website www.elfridacamden.org.uk/work-with-us/. If you have any questions please ring Sousan Luqman on 020 7424 1617 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing Date: Thursday 6th June, midday (interviews to be held 13th June)
Volunteer with The Felix Project and help end food waste and food poverty in Camden
The Felix Project collects surplus food from various suppliers and delivers this food free of charge to charities who support vulnerable people in the community. We rely on volunteers to make this operation happen. You could directly reduce food waste and food poverty in Camden by volunteering in the evenings with The Felix Project as either a driver or co-driver.
Get in touch: email@example.com or 020 3034 4365.
Are you a Qualified Teacher with Time to Volunteer?
The English Network is a Camden run project which links qualified volunteer EFL teachers with Camden residents who need to improve their English language skills. Lessons are taught one-to-one within libraries and other Council buildings in Camden for an hour a week.
This post requires a TEFL qualification, preferably a CELTA or Trinity TESOL certificate, but candidates with a TEFL certificate will be considered if they have previous teaching experience.
To apply contact Sheila Rahman, Sheila.Rahman@camden.gov.uk
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 Health Advocates for Community Links, part of a new Care Navigation and Social Prescribing service in Camden. Community Links Health Advocates 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 new building in Chalk Farm
VAC has recently moved to a new home at Charlie Ratchford Centre, Belmont Street, NW1. We are sharing the building with Camden Carers and Camden Disability Action. It is a very busy building with lots of visitors and events.
We are recruiting volunteer receptionists to be the first point of contact for visitors. I 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.
Supporting Muslim colleagues during Ramadan
Taking a few practical steps to support Muslim workers during Ramadan (5 May to 4 June) will help to create a workplace where everyone is respected and valued.See tiips from the TUC here.
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.
TrustLaw Workshop: Legal Health Check for Charities and Social Enterprises
The Legal Health Check workshop will cover a range of legal topics, including: corporate structuring and governance; commercial contracts; how to protect intellectual property; data protection requirements, etc.
25 June 2019 at City Hall. Sign up here.
Free Osteopathy Consultations
6, 13, 19 and 20 June
Book a free Osteopathy consultation as part of BCOM’s student exams.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7435 7830. Nr Finchley Road.
Got an item for the e-bulletin?
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.