Care Navigation and Social Prescribing Service; Universal Credit; Camden Can Pledge; Making the Most of Camden’s Training and Development Service (TDS); Transport Consultation; Cultural Competency Workshop; Homelessness Consultation; Free Immigration Advice + training, events, funding opportunities, jobs, volunteering, trustees and more
Care Navigation and Social Prescribing Service in Camden
VAC, Age UK Camden and WISH Plus have teamed up to open up the successful Care Navigation and Social Prescribing Service to all over 18s living with a long term health condition. Find out more online at VAC and Age UK Camden.
Universal Credit is Coming
Universal Credit will be rolled out across Camden this month. The council have produced a UC guide which provides further information as well as a leaflet for residents (see attached PDF) that provides a summary of what UC is, who is likely to be affected and where to go for budgeting and digital advice and support.
CPPEG Open Meeting
Tuesday 11 December – 14:00 to 16:00.
St Pancras Hospital, Conference Centre, 4 St Pancras Way, NW1 0PE
o Presentation: Accessible Information Standards – Practical Support Visits for Camden GP Practices
o Presentation: The National Diabetes Prevention Programme in Camden
o Presentation: Self Care – managing your health better
To RSVP – email email@example.com or Tel: 0203 688 1755
Camden Can pledge
The Camden Pledge is a promise from an organisation to take action to help people who live and work in Camden to lead healthier lives, whether these are staff, residents, customers or colleagues.
The Camden Pledge is for every organisation and group in Camden, no matter how large or small.
Organisations promise to take two actions: one to make healthy food and drink more affordable and accessible, and one to encourage and enable physical activity.
Once an organisation has made their pledge they receive a certificate and window sticker to show they are a part of the scheme. We also create a list of organisations/groups who have made a Camden Pledge and promote these via social media and online. Find out more at the Camden Can website.
Making the Most of Camden’s Training and Development Service
Thursday, 20 December from 10:00 to 12:00 at Charlie Ratchford Ctr
Meet some of Camden’s Learning and Development team and hear about the proposals for the service and Camden Council’s approach to continuous learning and improvement. It is also an opportunity to discuss your organisations learning and development needs, how you currently meet them and any emerging needs you have. This is the start of a discussion about how Camden Council and the VCS work together. Book your place at Eventbrite
Have Your Say on Camden Transport Plans
What are your priorities for our roads, cycle paths and transport networks in Camden? The Council has a new plan for transport in Camden from 2019 to 2041 and wants to know your views. Have your say in the consultation by Friday 14 December.
Nafsiyat Cultural Competency Workshops
These are aimed at counsellors/therapists who would like to strengthen their practice in this area.
The workshop will draw on clinical examples and work as well as the intercultural experience to put forward the processes involved in working at the juncture of the client’s inner and outer experiences.
~ Sunday 17th February 2019
~ Sunday 16th June 2019
~ Sunday 8th September 2019
~ Sunday 10th November 2019
Tickets are £68.71 and can be purchased here
Camden asks for views on measures to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping
Changes to the welfare benefit system, a shortage of affordable housing and increased private rents are all having an impact nationally, contributing to a homelessness crisis, which in the worst incidences can result in rough sleeping.
You can read the draft Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy online now. The online consultation is now open and will close on Monday 18 February 2019.
If you would like to make more detailed comments or have any queries please email: HomelessConsultation@camden.gov.uk
Free immigration advice at Latin American House on Tuesday 18th of December
To celebrate International Migrants Day on 18th of December, Latin American House is offering a free extra drop in immigration advice session from 3pm with their Spanish speaker in-house solicitor – there is also a Portuguese translator, in addition to their free regular drop-in sessions on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
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.
Clarion Futures Community Grants Programme
Open until Friday the 8th of February 2019 for applications from community, voluntary and charitable groups that would like to deliver community projects
Clarion formed following the merger in 2016 of Affinity Sutton Group Limited and Circle Housing Group and is the largest housing group in the country and one of its biggest housebuilders. Through its Community Grants Programme – managed by Groundwork – it awards grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to charities, community organisations and voluntary groups for projects which primarily benefit its residents.
Full details at http://www.groundwork.org.uk/clarion-uk or contact Julie Bustos – Groundwork – Partnerships and Programmes Coordinator- firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wakeham Trust
The Wakeham Trust provides grants to help people rebuild their communities. They are particularly interested in neighbourhood projects, community arts projects, projects involving community service by young people, or projects set up by those who are socially excluded.
They favour small projects – often, but not always, start-ups and they try to break the vicious circle whereby you have to be established to get funding from major charities, but you have to get funding to get established.
Apply in writing by Email: TheWakehamTrust@icloud.com Web: https://thewakehamtrust.wordpress.com/
Jewish Child’s Day Grants
Jewish Child’s Day aims to assist disabled, disadvantaged, neglected or abused Jewish children worldwide. Grants may be given for items of equipment or a specific project. Grants made must directly benefit children up to age 18.
For more information about applying for a Jewish Child’s Day grant please email Natasha Brookner: email@example.com or apply online.
Ibrahim Foundation makes grants to organisations which aim to improve the quality of life for people and communities in the UK. They like to consider work which others may find hard to fund, perhaps because it breaks new ground, appears too risky, requires core funding
The grants range from £500 – £10,000. Extraordinary projects may receive grants up to £50,000.
The Foundation believes those on the front lines in the community best understand the particular needs and where grants will bear the greatest fruits. Full details and how to apply at www.ibrahimfoundation.com/apply.html
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.
Safeguarding: Developing existing knowledge and understanding.
Monday 10th December – 9.30am-1pm
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.
Full details from Dianne Carlton Ogunyemi: DOgunyemi@vac.org.uk
Need a Meeting Room near Chalk Farm?
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, AGMs, conferences, etc.
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.
17th and 18th of December At VAC, Charlie Ratchford Centre.
Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18. They will teach you the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, you can speed up a young person’s recovery and stop a mental health issue from getting worse.
The price per delegate will be £180.00. Click here for full details.
Songhaven’s Winter Warmer
Dementia Friendly Concerts. Saturday 15th December at Lumen Cafe, to enjoy a music concert, seasonal singalongs and festive afternoon tea. Booking is essential, to book visit http://songhaven.co.uk For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wild Bunch celebrates Votes for Women
‘A club night run by people with learning difficulties for everyone’
Monday 10th December, 7pm-11pm, at Electrowerkz, 7 Torrens Street, EC1
Over 18’s only, £5 on the door. More info call Elfrida Society on 020 7359 7443
Friday 14th December 2-8pm. On Hawley Road (Paved area) NW1 8RU. Free
A festive day for everyone, including ice rink, Father Christmas grotto, children’s rides & bouncy castle, local performers, food & drink and gift stalls.
For more information email email@example.com or call 020 7485 3386
Transition for a young person with SEND aged 16-25?
Now recruiting for Sept 2019, this is an opportunity for SENDCO’s, teachers, parents, carers and local authority members to come and see our college and find out more about our offer.
Friday 15th February 9.30 – 10.30am
Elfrida Rathbone Camden, 7 Dowdney Close, NW5
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with names and your chosen date.
‘Creating a Stronger Voluntary & Community Sector’
Monday, 10th December, from 5:30 – 7:30pm
Camden Giving has funding available through the HS2 Camden Fund for creating a ‘Stronger Voluntary and Community Sector’. We will share some tips and ideas about applications you could consider applying to us for under this strand so that you can begin to plan your project proposal.
This free workshop is aimed at not-for-profits with an income of less than £500k, whose projects/activities benefit Camden communities.
Click here to book a place or email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
University College London seeks Alumni Volunteer Manager
This exciting new position will lead, develop and deliver our alumni volunteer strategy. Alumni volunteers are involved in a range of activities including mentoring students, speaking at events and organising network groups across the world.
Information on the position is available here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/campaign/work-us/find-your-next-role
Salary: £35,328 – £42,701 per annum Closing date: Sunday 13th January 2019
Elfrida Rathbone Camden seeks Work Experience Support Volunteers
To accompany students from The Leighton College on their weekly work placement. Students typically spend two or three hours a week at their work placement, which can be in a shop, café, garden centre, office or other local venue. We are looking for volunteers who like working with young people to offer a minimum of a half-day a week to supporting a student at their work experience placement. Experience of learning disabilities and/or education would be an advantage but is not essential.
To apply please visit the website
Age UK Camden seeks Care Navigation/Social Prescribing Manager
P02 SCP 35-38 £34,938 to £37,650 pa pro rata for a 28 hour week
Age UK Camden (AUC) are an exciting new service for Camden Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) as part of a social prescribing service for residents of 18 years and over until March 2020.
The service has developed from the Care Navigation pilot which AUC successfully ran for residents 60 years of age and over until Sept 2018.
For further details and an application form visit our website www.ageukcamden.org.uk or email email@example.com or telephone 020 7239 0400. No CVs, no agencies please.
Closing date: End of day Wednesday 19th December 2018
Safeguarding Board Administrator
£27,093 – £29,188 Pro rata Permanent, Part time, 21.6 (3 days) hours per week
Camden Safeguarding Adults Partnership Board is a group of statutory, voluntary and independent organisations all committed to working together and its work is centred on safeguarding adults from any kind of abuse and neglect. The Board is multi agency and coordinates how its members and partner agencies across the borough work together in order to help and protect adults who may be experiencing, or are at risk of harm. Full details online.
LAWRS seeks No Limits Project Coordinator and VAWG Manager
Camden Disability Action seeks Focus Group Members
The focus group meeting is about disabled people’s experience using information and advice services in Camden. We are looking for 6-8 people and there will be refreshments plus £40 thank you from the organisers. Contact Brendan 07930 669 417 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in taking part.
Child Mentor Volunteers Needed
The Kids Network is looking for fun, committed and passionate volunteers to make an impact to the lives of little Londoners. Our flexible year-long mentoring programme supports children aged 8-11 with their social and emotional development during the transitional period between primary and secondary.
As a mentor, you will:
~ Facilitate weekly 1:1 sessions of 1-3 hours.
~ Build confidence and resilience in your matched child
~ Connect with a community of mentors through peer to peer support.
~ Receive ongoing personal support from The Kids Network Team
Link to a more in-depth description and application form here.
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.
Voluntary Action Camden (VAC) is offering 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.
Volunteers will have access to other health related training, and will be part of a large multi-disciplinary team that meets monthly to develop the service and explore health related issues. After 3 months, active volunteers will have opportunities to take up occasional paid sessional work alongside volunteering.
Placements are in GP practices and other community locations. In return for your commitment to the project, we offer support, out of pocket expenses and other professional development opportunities.
Contact: Mandira Manandhar, Community Links Co-ordinator (Mon, Tues and Thurs) 020 7284 6550/6573 or email: email@example.com
The Kosmos Centre has an office to rent in their building in Kentish Town.
Neighbours, businesses and other interested parties are invited to give feedback on the plan.
The consultation is open until Sunday 13th January 2019.
The plan can be viewed online at http://camleystreet.org.uk.
There will be events affording an opportunity to feedback and talk to members of the forum and planning team. They will be held at the Library, Camden Council, 5 Pancras Square, Kings Cross, London N1 on:
~ Monday 10th December 2018 17:00- 20:00
~ Saturday 5th January 2019 11:00-14:00
For further information, and to give your feedback, please contact 020 7255 9976 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.