This year’s Annual Report focuses on some of our key achievements throughout 2013-13. In particular it seeks to tell the ‘human experience’ behind the numbers through case studies, allowing the people we work with to tell their story in their own words. In doing so we hope to demonstrate the difference we have made to the civil society organisations and key strategic stakeholders we work with.
We need your help to design a comprehensive training and events program tailored to meet the specific support needs of Camden civil society organisations, staff and volunteers over the next 18 months.
Let’s face it, nobody likes filling in a survey!!! But, your input is really valuable to us, so we have decided to reward all organisations who return a COMPLETED survey by offering your organisation one FREE place on ANY of our training sessions (except accredited training). This normally costs £25 for members but is our gift to you in return for your help.
Please take the time to complete this survey, it should only take about 5 – 10 minutes to answer all questions and you don’t need to write lengthy answers to any question, just select from the options provided!
Central government is proposing to change the way people pay for their care and support.
The proposals set out in the Care Bill – which is currently going through Parliament – will change the way people pay for, plan and organise their care and support with an emphasis on ensuring there are clear rules about what people are expected to pay and limiting the amount they pay over their lifetime.
Tell them what you think
The Department of Health is running a consultation to find out what you think about the proposals. To have your say visit the Department of Health website.
Camden Council are also running an event on 19 September to give you a chance to have your say and find out more.
If you are interested in coming along, please register your interest by contacting Camden Council by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 020 7974 2972.
Find out more
Visit the Department of Health website.
The CANparent scheme gives parents and carers of children from birth until the end of school year one a voucher worth £100 to spend on parenting classes.
The class has helped me understand how my child is developing and improved my confidence in dealing with issues that all parents face.” – Mum of 2 year old
The parenting course was brilliant and covered things like rules, communication, love, friends and family and learning. I feel much better equipped and am more patient with my children now. – Dad of boys, age 2 and 4
“Family relationships – re write your script” Free Canparent classes near you – follow this link to find out more
To book a free course: www.canparent.org.uk
Call 0845 601 5833 (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm) for more information.
Download presentations from the day, an attendance list and a summary of the feedback evaluations.
This is the most poignant message emerging from our community and neighbourhood planning activities.
A major step towards ‘getting a slice of the action’ is having an ‘open book policy’ and understanding the money driving development.
VAC have invited experts from Oxford Brookes University to provide an overview of how development works. This will cover issues like:
- Land ownership and assembly, values, building costs, yield / profit.
- Market appraisal: why is an inner London neighbourhood like Somers Town so attractive?
- A ‘rough and ready reckoner’ explaining calculation on profit from different types of development and how it is divided between the parties involved.
- What’s in it for the landowner, the developer, the community.
Wednesday 19th June 7-9pm at Somers Town Community Centre.
Please book a place by contacting: Donna email@example.com or 02072846567.
Somers Town Community Centre is an accessible venue. Please let us know about any specific requirements.
Please consider signing the below petition launched this week by the Camden Green Party.
Open to Camden and Islington based businesses, this half day workshop brought to you by CENTA Business Services will give clients an insight into how they can improve their tender readiness and win new business with City firms.
Date: Tuesday 21st May 2013
Venue: Derbyshire House, St Chads Street, Kings Cross, London, WC1H 8AG
Speaker: TEDs Friend Director, Carol Hustler, has over 13 years’ experience of designing, delivering and facilitating training workshops on a wide range of tendering, procurement and business development topics and specializes in helping small firms win new business.
What exactly is a ‘Supply Chain’?
Come and find out! Most large businesses operate ‘Supply Chains’ which include many smaller firms. These often offer advantages on cost, quality, and lead time. BUT – still, there are too many small businesses that believe larger companies don’t buy from them.
This workshop will show you:
- Which services and products business buyers want?
- How to find out where your company fits within the Supply Chain
- Where can you find contacts to speak too?
- How you can increase your business with major companies?
- How to you ensure your business meets all their expectations?
Big buyers are really keen to do business with local firms but you need to make sure you are a safe bet for them. Come and join us in finding out how to do business in the Square Mile.
This 3-hour workshop by Volunteer Centre Camden, aimed at Volunteer Managers, will enable you to explore easy-to-use online resources to measure the impact and value of your volunteer programme, and to identify areas for improvement. See the attached flyer for more details.
Date: Thursday 30 May 2013
Time: 1.30pm to 4.30pm
At: Volunteer Centre Camden
If you haven’t booked already, please follow the details on the flyer to reserve your place.
Camden Psychotherapy Unit (CPU), The Bunbury Cricket Club and Lord’s have teamed up for a one off event on Saturday May 25, 2013.
Take part in this unique opportunity to play on the Nursery Ground at Lords, mingle with celebrities from the sports & entertainment world, watch a Twenty20 match between the world’s number one charity team and the fabulous Mike Brearley XI.
Gates open at noon on May 25. Bring your own picnic! First innings begin at 1:30.
Bid in a charity auction for enticing items such as tea for two in the Peers Dining Room and a private tour of the House of Lords (courtesy Professor Lord Patel of Bradford OBE).
- £65 Adult ticket includes afternoon tea · £15 for children under 14 and includes a snack.
- £130 family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children under 14.· £600 for a table of 10
To book tickets: www.cpubunburycricket.eventbrite.co.uk.
For further information: Email/call: Isabella Cairess Favaro firstname.lastname@example.org / 0750-103-4609