Careers at Youth Employment UK

Posted on 28/09/2020 in Youth Sector News , Community , Opportunities

Youth Employment UK is a Youth Friendly Employer. They offer fantastic job opportunities for young people, and they want to hear from YOU. Youth Employment is committed to giving you top mentoring with exciting career progression and personal development.

Youth Employment UK is an independent, not for profit social enterprise founded in 2012 to tackle youth unemployment.

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Join UK YOUTH for the next Young & Black event

Posted on 28/09/2020 in Youth Sector News , Community

The #YoungAndBlack campaign is a safe space to share, listen and learn from the experiences of young Black people. This event will bring together a range of black experts to discuss the lack of black history taught in UK schools.

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Important Message From Public Health England

Posted on 23/09/2020 in Community

An update on local cases of Covid-19

Last week, there were 28 new reported cases of coronavirus in Camden (though that figure may rise due to a lag in testing data) compared to 65 cases the week before. However, due to some people having difficulties accessing tests, these figures may not be a completely accurate reflection of the situation in Camden.

Thankfully, cases are relatively low in Camden, but London is such an inter-connected city that we must all be extra vigilant in following public health advice to prevent further spread of infection across our city. This includes self-isolating if you have symptoms which is important because it will prevent people passing it on. However, we know that self-isolating will be hard for some people, so we are asking anyone that needs support with it to contact us – 020 7974 4444 (option 9).

Please help us share this advice by forwarding this email on to your communities, sharing our social media content (Twitter, Facebook or NextDoor) or screen grabbing it and sharing via instant message groups.

Today, the Prime Minister addressed Parliament about additional forthcoming restrictions being introduced across the country. He is due to give a televised update tonight so we will update you on the details as soon as we can.

The Leader of Camden Council, Cllr Georgia Gould, published a statement on the situation in London and how we are supporting communities on Monday. You can read it here.

The NHS COVID-19 app

The NHS COVID-19 app will help to prevent the spread of coronavirus by helping to identify people who have been in close recent contact with someone who has tested positive.

If someone tests positive for coronavirus, the app will automatically identify people they have been in recent close contact with by sending a notification straight to their mobile phone asking them to self-isolate.

If you do not want to use the app, or do not have a mobile phone, you can continue to leave your contact details with places you visit.

What are you being asked to do?

Ahead of the launch of the NHS COVID-19 app on Thursday 24 September, voluntary organisations and places of worship are asked to download and display their own QR posters. This isn’t a legal requirement though. This will enable everyone with the app to ‘check-in’ so that if a staff member or visitor tests positive, people who came into close contact with them can be traced and asked to self-isolate.

To create a free QR poster, go to and follow the instructions. You can print off as many posters as you need. Please stick them up at the appropriate entrances in a visible and safe position and make sure they cannot be easily removed.

Please note that you will still need to keep a written log of visitors for people who do not have access to a smart phone or choose not to use the app.

If you want to support the app but do not have a printer, most high streets have nearby print shops, or you could ask a nearby business to let you use their printer. If you are really struggling to print one though, call us on 020 7974 4444 (option 9).

For more information on the NHS COVID-19 app, and to see their frequently asked questions, visit


Check the London Youth website for new training and event dates for Sep and Oct 2020

Posted on 17/09/2020 in Member Updates , Youth Sector News , Community , Opportunities , Training

New virtual training dates throughout September and October! A range of topics including: -Safeguarding -Fundraising -Youth worker skills

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Free computer and internet use at West Euston Partnership

Posted on 16/09/2020 in Youth Sector News , Community , Resources , Opportunities , Office & Office equipment , Help for Young people and Parents , IT Support

Free PC and internet access. By appointment only.

Please contact Sharon at or David at

Free Pizza every other Friday from NW5 Project

Posted on 16/09/2020 in Youth Sector News , Community , News

For all the young people, Free pizza at NW5 project! Starting from 25th September from 6 pm to 8 pm, every other Friday.

Free Career Coaching

Posted on 15/09/2020 in Youth Sector News , Community , Opportunities , Training

The Right Ethos are offering 26 free Career Coaching sessions for working class individuals right at the start of their career – under 26 and who have never had paid work in the sector.

  1. Was all of your education between the age of 5-18 in a state school?
  2. Did you receive free school dinners? If yes, for how many years?
  3. Did you live in council housing under the age of 18? If yes, for how many years?
  4. Are there any other reasons why you may deserve free Career Coaching?
  5. What role would you like to be doing in 5 years time and who would you ideally like to work for?
  6. What is your date of birth?
  7. Have you ever had paid employment in the charity sector?
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Rise Up Youth Practitioners Leadership Programme from London Youth

Posted on 14/09/2020 in Youth Sector News , Community , Opportunities , Training , Help for Young people and Parents

London Youth's new leadership programme strengthens London’s youth sector by investing directly in youth practitioners. Rise Up builds on your existing knowledge and expertise to develop a new generation of sector leaders across our communities.

About the programme

  • A free, innovative leadership programme for frontline youth practitioners working with young people vulnerable to violence.
  • Aspirational, elevating youth sector leaders as knowledgeable and trusted representatives of the communities they serve
  • Accessible, aimed at those without formal youth work qualifications, with lived experience of the challenges and barriers affecting young people most at risk of violence
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Calthorpe Community Garden offers gardening workshops

Posted on 14/09/2020 in Community , Opportunities

Fantastic opportunity to learn something new, gentle exercise and meet new people from Camden community. Both indoor and outdoor facility available.

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Heath Hands offers Youth Volunteering programme

Posted on 10/09/2020 in Youth Sector News , Community , Opportunities , Volunteers

Fantastic opportunity to get involved in nature volunteering activities after school and on weekends.

At our Heath Hand's youth sessions, you'll be able to:

  • take part in conservation and sustainability projects
  • help wildlife and nature
  • meet like-minded people
  • gain experience and new skills
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The Dome Youth Club

Posted on 07/09/2020 in Youth Sector News , Community , Opportunities , Training

A vibrant programme of outdoor activities from Queen’s Crescent Community Association.

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Free online Zumba classes!

Posted on 07/09/2020 in Community

Free Zumba class for those who are supporting the NHS during this difficult time.

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Employability support from Working Men's College

Posted on 07/09/2020 in Training , Community , Opportunities

Free one day employability courses from WMC! Attend a course and ensure that you go to your next interview more confident and better able to sell yourself.

The course covers how to prepare effectively for an interview, techniques and practice in answering interview questions including the STAR technique, how to prepare for interview assessments and tips for video-call interviews.

  • Filling out application forms - 16.09.20, 28.09.20 10 am to 3 pm
  • Find a job and built your career network - 14.09.20 , 21.09.20 and 05.10.20 10 am to 1.15 pm
  • Improve your interview skills -17.09.20, 30.09.20 9.45 am to 3.45 pm
  • Write a great CV -15.09.20, 23.09.20, 07.10.20 10 am to 3.15 pm
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Community Leader Programme from KIDSCAPE

Posted on 02/09/2020 in Training , Community

In 2020 Kidscape launched the Community Leader Programme. Their vision is that all children are safe from bullying and harm. They believe that the best way to make that happen is to build communities of support with adults and children empowered to take action to stop bullying.

KIDSCAPE's community leader programme is currently open to adults who work with children and young people and have an opportunity to change young lives for the better.

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Online training from NCVO

Posted on 02/09/2020 in Training

NCVO is the largest network for charities and volunteering. They provide a wide range of training, events. NCVO represent and support over 15,000 voluntary organisations of all sizes, from the biggest household-name charities to the smallest community groups.

NCVO provides various online training courses in covering many important areas in the charity sector..

NCVO members receive a 30% discount on all our training.

Online training is available at Studyzone. It's free for NCVO members, or subscriptions start from £9.99 per month.

You can also hire out our Conference Suite for your own events with 20% off for members.

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Roundhouse Circles: Free Dance/Movement & Spoken Word Workshop

Posted on 24/08/2020 in Member Updates , Community

Roundhouse is offering a free performance workshop for YCF members. The 1.5 hour session is aimed at young people, ages 11-17, who will get to create their own work with other young people using movement, voice, beats and more.

The session will be a chance to get their imagination working again and to work with other young people who are interested in spoken word and dance/performance. The expert team of professional artists will come to you to deliver the socially-distanced creative session in line with current government advice from the National Youth Agency.

The workshop is available to book throughout August and until mid-September at a time and location that suits the groups you work with. There are only 2 slots remaining, so hurry to secure your spot. Contact for more information or to book.