Resources

Job Search and Employability help from Working Men College (WMC)

Posted on 10/11/2020 in Resources , Employment

WMC have an Employability Coach and representative of the National Careers Service based at the main site at Crowndale Road. They provide information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.

If you are currently studying on a Level 3 diploma course at the College and are applying to university, WMC can offer you information and guidance on applying to university and can check your personal statement.

They also offer,
-Skills health check reports
-Action plans
-Careers appointments with the National Careers Service

For more information, click "Learn more"

Learn more

Courses from Camden Music

Posted on 10/11/2020 in Resources , Youth Sector News

Are you a young person who would like to be recognised for your involvement in the Arts?

Camden Music Service offer courses enabling you to achieve your @ArtsAward. Like to know more?

Please email vicky.yannoula@camden.gov.uk to book onto one of the zoom sessions..

Telephone support line from South Hampstead and Kilburn Community Partnership (SHAK)

Posted on 10/11/2020 in Member Updates , Resources

If you are feeling lonely or isolated, South Hampstead and Kilburn Community Partnership (SHAC) introducing a new telephone support line.

Virtual Office from West Euston Partnership

Posted on 09/11/2020 in Office & Office equipment , Member Updates , Resources

Could You Benefit By Having A Virtual Office?

West Euston Partnership's Virtual Office will allow you to manage your business from home.

WEP can help you by:

• Handling your post and answering your calls
• Giving you a telephone number and business address to give you that professional edge
• Providing you with meeting space at reduced prices
• Offering you reasonable rates and a flexible contract

INTERESTED? Please email a response/query to either:

sharon@westeuston.org or chuks@westeuston.org

Red Readiness Factsheet

Posted on 05/11/2020 in COVID-19 Updates , Resources

Following the recent government announcement, the National Youth Agency (NYA) has confirmed that the youth sector has moved into RED on the readiness framework.

Starting today, the second lockdown allows schools, colleges and universities to remain open. As a result, the youth sector can remain partially active during this period with online and digital youth services, detached/outdoor local youth services, 1-2-1 indoor sessions with high-need young people and small group indoor work sessions with high need young people (consistent with social distancing guidelines).

Click here to read NYA’s Red Readiness Factsheet to learn more about what is permitted across the youth sector until at least 2nd December 2020. This guidance must be used in conjunction with the readiness framework and existing safeguarding policies and procedures. For more information, go to https://nya.org.uk/guidance/.

Free Workshop on 'Who is a Carer?

Posted on 04/11/2020 in Training , Community , Help for Young people and Parents

Camden carers support people aged 18 and over to support them to access the support they may need as an unpaid carer. They are offering organisations free training to their staff, so that during their service delivery, they are able to identify any young carers that they are supporting and signpost them to Camden Carers.

Please see the attached flyer and if any of you wish to attend the training, please use the contact to book your place!

Once you have secured your place you will receive the ZOOM link.

Tel: 020 7428 8950
Email: Sharon@Camdencarers.org.uk
Email: jill@camdencarers.org.uk

Learn more

ASK BROOK… A GUIDE TO SEXUAL HEALTH & WELLBEING

Posted on 02/11/2020 in Training , Help for Young people and Parents

Healthy lives for young people

Talking about relationships and sex with young people isn’t always easy. To help you, Brook have developed high quality digital learning to empower, support and encourage you to deliver effective relationships and sex education (RSE) - based on our 55 years experience of working with under 25s.

Click "Learn more" to search for free digital learning courses.

Learn more

Young Camden Foundation Questionnaire

Posted on 29/10/2020 in COVID-19 Updates

We want to hear from YCF members located in Camden!

Young Camden Foundation is in the process of gathering information about how the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the children and young people sector in Camden. We would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete a brief questionnaire (6 questions). Your feedback is very importance since it allows us the chance to better shape the future of our programmes and funding opportunities.

Take Questionnaire

Resources for National Stress Awareness day

Posted on 29/10/2020 in Youth Sector News , Community , Resources

Helping you teach PSHE curriculum topics to Upper KS2, KS3 and KS4 pupils, with flexible lesson plans and ready-to-use PowerPoints co-created with teachers, and video content developed with 10 to 16-year-olds.

What to do about worry?

Help students to identify worry and actions they can take if they feel worried.



Visit the website to search resources on following topics.

  • What to do about worry
  • Social media
  • Sleep
  • Dealing with change
  • Transition to secondary school
  • Puberty
  • Bullying and cyberbullying
  • Smoking
  • Online stress and FOMO
  • Alcohol
  • Exam stress
  • Body image in a digital world
  • Forming positive relationships
Learn more

NYA COVID-19 Guidance

Posted on 26/10/2020 in Youth Sector News , Community , COVID-19 Updates , COVID - 19 Information

National associations for specific types of organisations (uniformed, etc.) and activities may have additional advice and guidance to safeguard young people and in related areas of sports, culture and the arts, which are included in or make use of facilities for youth activities.

The guidance will support local providers, leaders, volunteers and young people to remain safe when engaging in youth sector activities. It is intended to guide the youth sector in opening up services for young people at the right pace and time.

Learn More

Accelerate Progamme for Young People

Posted on 22/10/2020 in Opportunities , Community

Open City is recruiting for the 2020/21 Accelerate into University programme, a free out of school learning opportunity for ages 16 to 18, in years 12 and 13, interested in a career in architecture and the built environment industries. The deadline to apply is Friday 30 October.

Accelerate is a pioneering education and mentoring programme aimed at increasing diversity in the built environment profession. It gives students the confidence and skills needed to pursue a career in architecture and other related industries. Through a seven-month programme participants will attend skills development workshops and have the opportunity to have 1 to 1 mentoring with a built environment mentor practice. The programme finishes with an exhibition at a London location. Check out our Accelerate video to find out more.

They are looking to recruit (4) 16 to 18-year olds, in years 12 and 13, who live in Camden, attend a state school and are from under-represented communities. Those interested will need to complete an online application form demonstrating how they meet the criteria and have the support of a teacher or youth worker. Places are limited and in demand. The deadline is Friday 30 October. For any further information or questions about the programme please email Stephanie Tyler, Schools and Young People’s Manager, at accelerate@open-city.org.uk.

Apply Now

Youth Work Week 2020

Posted on 21/10/2020 in Youth Sector News , Opportunities , Member Updates , Community , News

Monday 2nd November to Sunday 8th November. Download the curriculum.

As part of Youth Work Week this week the NYA Youth Work Specialists will be putting on a series of free Zoom webinars to address each daily theme.

Learn more
To download the curriculum

Camden Digital Library

Posted on 19/10/2020 in Community , Resources , Opportunities

Free online reading and reference information!

There is a wide variety of free online reading available if you have a Camden library membership.

When you complete the joining form you will get a temporary membership ID, starting with CAM. During the current public health crisis, you don't need to confirm your membership at a library. You can use that temporary ID, plus the PIN number which you have created.

Learn More

NYA Remains at Amber Guidance Level

Posted on 15/10/2020 in COVID-19 Updates

Following the recent announcement by the Government, NYA would like to remind you that the medium, high and very high tiers all fall into the Amber Level of the NYA Readiness Framework. Please read NYA's current guidance document to ensure requirements are being met.

NYA Guidance

ASK Apprenticeship Brochure

Posted on 13/10/2020 in Youth Sector News , Opportunities , Community

Free Apprenticeship Support & Knowledge for schools and colleges programme 2020/2021

Download the brochure!

Discover the full range of support options open to you through the Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for schools and colleges (ASK) programme.

Download the brochure

Hate Crime Awareness Week Competition Theme

Posted on 08/10/2020 in Community , Opportunities

Camden National Hate Crime Awareness Week (10-17 October) aims to celebrate the diverse people of Camden and our strength when we work together and support each other. We’d love children and young people who live or study in Camden to contribute to this campaign through a competition with two age categories: 5 – 11 and 12 – 21. The winners will have their work published in our libraries and will receive a £25 voucher. Two runners-up will also receive £10 vouchers.

Hate crime remains an issue across our borough and nationally. In Camden we are working hard to ensure that everyone knows how to recognise and report hate crime. We want everyone to stand up together against hateful, divisive behaviour in our borough. Work is taking place across Camden Council and the wider Camden community to promote community cohesion and safety.

We are looking for short written pieces (under 900 words) of fiction or non-fiction, poems (under 600 words and under 45 lines long) or artwork of any medium, as long as it can be reproduced as a single image within a printed page. The theme is your vision of a safe, strong and equal Camden for everyone who lives, works and studies here. You will need the permission from a parent or guardian to enter. Entry is completely free!

Please send your entries to Prevent@camden.gov.uk with your name and age category. We’re accepting entries now and the closing date is the 31st October 2020, so go get creative!