• Chalcots Community Action Project

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

    Chalcots Bank

    The Chalcots Bank set up the North Camden Zone in partnership with Street to Scale will support 10 residents ideas to make the community more connected, by giving away 10 pre-loaded cards with £100 each. We have recruited 6 residents from across the estate who will oversee the process as the Chalcots Bank Board.


    Here are the 3 steps you need to follow to receive the card:


    1. If you are a Chalcots resident aged 16 or over, fill in the form below with your name and contact details.


    2. 10 registered residents chosen at random will receive pre-loaded cards with £100 each.


    3. Spend the money on anything that will make the residents on the Chalcots more connected. It is up to you what the money will be spent on!


    You do not need to submit an about what to spend the money on in order to be eligible for the card. You can develop it once you have received the £100.


    Deadline to fill in the form 3rd of June 2019.

  • 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)


    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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