• Chalcots Community Action Project

    An initiative aiming to make the Chalcots a great place for everyone to live and grow up in

    Everyone who is interested in becoming a Community Organiser will get an initial 15 minutes interview.

    We will recruit and employ 8 part-time Community Organisers for 13 weeks starting in November that must be residents of the Chalcot Estate.

     

    The role of the Community Organisers will be to interview the Chalcots Estate community. We want to find out what people need in order to live a good life, how people would like to contribute to their community, and pilot some community-led activities.

     

    Some of the things you will gain as a Community Organiser:

    • £10.20 per hour (London Living Wage) for 7-10 hours per week
    • Flexible working over this 13 weeks project
    • Training and development in research skills and community social action
    • The opportunity to make a positive contribution to your local community
    • Form new relationships and connect with more of your local community

    Want to find out more?

    If you would like to find out more about the project and the Community Organiser role drop by our Chalcots Community Action Launch event where you can:

    • Find out more about the Community Organiser role and how to apply
    • Share you ideas
    • Ask questions directly to the NCZ team
    • Share some pizza

    If you have any questions about the project or the Community Organiser role or you require support to sign up for an interview slot, please contact Maddie on madalina@northcamdenzone.org or 020 7586 8731

  • North Camden Early Years Network

    The North Camden Zone and the Camden Sure Start Integrated Early Years Service have brought together parents and organisations from across North Camden to form the North Camden Early Years Network.

     

    The network aims to seek the views of parents and providers of services for families and children pregnancy to age 5 years in North Camden.

     

    If you are service provider or organisation that is supporting families or a parent that would like to improve the provision and co-ordination of service pathways in North Camden for families with under 5s, become part of the network.

     

    It will be an opportunity to find out what is going on, meet parents and professionals, and share ideas on how services can more effectively work together to improve outcomes.

     

    Next meeting:

     

    Date: Thursday 1st November 2018

    Location: Belsize Library ( 8 Antrim Grove, London NW3 4XP )

    Time: 13:00-15:00

     

    Meeting theme: children with special education needs and disabilities accessing service in Camden. We will have with us LB Camden MASH team, NHS MOSAIC and Swiss Cottage School who will share their experience in this are with us.

     

  • England's Lane Hack

     

    North Camden Zone is organising “England’s Lane Hack”, a workshop to address the challenges of families living in temporary accommodation.

     

    England’s Lane Hostel is temporary accommodation for families. North Camden Zone has worked with the residents to understand the challenges of bringing up their children in temporary accommodation whilst navigating the system, as part of our systems change work.

    We’ve heard how residents are frustrated about a lack of control over their lives and not having a say in how their services are run. The high costs of laundry and the difficulty of eating healthily are two examples. Some feel they are powerless to bring about change, yet many wish to contribute in making things better.

     

    The England’s Lane Hack is a co-design workshop to tackle these challenges. It brings together residents, community members and professionals. Each individual and organisation shares knowledge, experience, time, or resources. Together we design solutions that have a greater chance of improving the lives of families living in the hostel.

     

    To find out what happened on the day read our blog here!

     

    Credits for the pictures to Natasha Bennett www.natashaphotobennett.co.uk

     

  • Become a Change Maker Learning Programme

    Systems Thinking training for the voluntary sector in Camden

    Next training available:

     

    Become a Change Maker (Level 1)

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    What is Change Makers?

     

    Become a Change Maker is a free level 1 training course in systems thinking for
    Camden’s voluntary and community sector run for anyone working with children, young people and families. The aim is to support the Camden voluntary sector to have a systems understanding of change and to support grassroots action, to help make North Camden a great place to grow up.

     

    This one day training session will enable participants to learn more about systems thinking and the Vanguard Method, which has been widely used to support system change for over 30 years. The session will give a basic grounding in systems thinking practice and provide an opportunity to explore its implications in your own work in Camden.

     

    Attending this Level 1 training will also mean that your organisation is eligible for Level 2 of the North Camden Zone Change Maker Learning Programme. This includes 5 days free consultancy paid for by Lankelly Chase Foundation, to support you to look at the scope for change in your own work and in the wider system.

     

    Want to find out more?

     

    To find out more about the Become a Change Maker Learning Programme, please contact Madalina Piscu, at the North Camden Zone at madalina@northcamdenzone.org or call 020 7586 8731.

    North Camden Zone is a project hosted by the local charity, The Winch.

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