• Chalcots Community Action Project

    A place-based systems change initiative to make the Chalcots a great place to grow up



    The North Camden Zone is consulting about an idea to set up the Chalcots Community Action Project.


    This residents-led initiative would work to make the Chalcots Estate a great place to grow up by making the neighbourhood more connected, and bringing together citizens and local orgaisations to test new activities and approaches.


    Over the past 2 months we have been working with the community to find out their experience of living on the Chalcots. We have been speaking to more than 70 people about the positives and negatives of living in the area, as well as what they would like to change if they had access to the necessary resources.


    We are nearing the end of out initial consultation phase so if you would like to share your experience with us, please go here:

    Watch this space to find out more about the work we will be doing together with the community to make the Chalcots a great place to grow up!

  • 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


  • 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, join us for our next meeting!


    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:


    Thursday 4th of October 2018

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



  • 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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