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Volunteer Centre Camden

The Holiday Season is Here! Christmas and hHannukah 2018 volunteering roles
We have been asked about volunteer roles during the holiday season, so here you go.


Listen, we get it. You’re tucking into your fifth mince pie, and settling into watching Elf for the fifteenth time on the sofa. You don’t feel capable of taking the bins out let alone actually getting dressed and out into the real world. But it’s worth remembering that the festive season is as much about what you give back as take away – and what better way to give back than by signing up to do some volunteering over the holiday period. Here are five opportunities that will help you get into the true spirit of the season. 


Christmas is a magical time of year, where you kick back and relax with your family. At least it should be. Not everyone can enjoy that luxury. But you can help. Here are just some of the places you can volunteer at Christmas in London.


Camden Council asks for views on measures to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping

Changes to the welfare benefit system, a shortage of affordable housing and increased private rents are all having an impact nationally, contributing to a homelessness crisis, which in the worst incidences can result in rough sleeping.  You can read the draft Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy online now. 

Camden Council - Get involved, make a difference

Are you a Camden Council tenant or leaseholder wanting to make a difference in your community? Do you want to help improve the services you receive from Camden?  Do you want to improve where you live?

NHS - Developing a patient safety strategy for the NHS

We are developing proposals for a new national patient safety strategy to support the NHS to be the safest healthcare system in the world.

The strategy is being developed alongside the NHS Long Term Plan and will be relevant to all parts of the NHS, be that physical or mental health care, in or out of hospital and primary care.


What matters most: Four things people want from care

Since 2014, we’ve heard from 1.4 million people about what it’s like to use NHS and social care services. Our latest annual report to Parliament highlights what changes you want to see and how together we're making a difference.  Our annual report 2017/18


Voluntary Action Camden e-bulletin 21st December 2018

News  |  Funding  |  VAC Events  |  Other Events  |  Jobs & Volunteers  |  Offers & Resources

Camden Community Festival Fund is Open for Applications; Safeguarding courses from VAC; Find out how TDS is Changing + training, events, funding opportunities, jobs, volunteering, trustees and more 


Cold weather puts young children, people over 65 and those with heart and lung conditions at risk from low temperatures.

To prepare for cold weather:

  • look out for friends and family who may be vulnerable to the cold, and ensure they have access to warm food and drinks and are managing to heat their homes adequately

  • try to maintain indoor temperatures to at least 18°C, particularly if you are not mobile, have a long-term illness or are 65 or over

  • stay tuned for weather forecasts, ensure you are stocked with food and medications in advance, have deliveries, or ask a friend to help

  • take weather into account when planning your activity over the following days

  • if eligible, seek entitlements and benefits - power and utility companies have schemes which make at-risk groups a priority for reconnection following power cuts

  • avoid exposing yourself to cold or icy outdoor conditions if you are at a higher risk of cold-related illness or falls

  • discuss with your friends and neighbours the need to clear snow and ice from in front of your house and public walkways nearby

Stay Well This Winter contains useful advice on staying warm this winter.


Universal Credit will be rolled out across Camden this month. The council have produced a UC guide which provides further information as well as a leaflet for residents that provides a summary of what UC is, who is likely to be affected and where to go for budgeting and digital advice and support. Camden's UC team have also produced a useful presentation to help you understand UC.  KWUG also provide self help in Camden for claimants. 


Sir David Sloman, one of the longest serving chief executive’s in the NHS, has announced he will be stepping down from his role at the Royal Free London.


Today: Tuesday 11th December 2018

Time: 14:00 – 16:00    Venue: St Pancras Hospital, Conference Centre, 4 St Pancras Way, NW1 0PE

Chair: Hilary Lance, Adelaide General Practice PPG member. You will find attached the agenda for this CPPEG public meeting.


THE UK’s first dedicated service for children and young people who have experienced sexual abuse opened on Wednesday (Dec 5) in London.

The Lighthouse will deliver medical, advocacy, social care, police, and therapeutic support to children and young people who have been victims of sexual abuse.


Public Involvement Update from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Welcome to the (attached) December edition of our Public Involvement update from the Public Involvement Programme (PIP) at NICE.

For more information about how we involve patients and the public in NICE’s work please visit our get involved page on the NICE website. If you would like information on all of NICE’s work, please subscribe to our newsletters and alerts. NICE is also on Twitter – for news and updates please follow @NICEComms. For messages specifically from the PIP follow us at @NICEGetInvolved.


Changes to the welfare benefit system, a shortage of affordable housing and increased private rents are all having an impact nationally, contributing to a homelessness crisis, which in the worst incidences can result in rough sleeping.

You can read the draft Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy online now. The online consultation is now open and will close on Monday 18 February 2019.

If you would like to make more detailed comments or have any queries please email: HomelessConsultation@camden.gov.uk


What are your priorities for our roads, cycle paths and transport networks in Camden? The Council has a new plan for transport in Camden from 2019 to 2041 and wants to know your views. Have your say in the consultation by Friday 14 December.


Cllr Gould will also be answering questions live on Twitter the morning after the event, Friday 14 December, between 9am and 12noon using the hashtag #AskGeorgia.


Camden Disability Action is a user-led organisation which aims to promote the equality of deaf and disabled people living or working in Camden

Today is #International #Day of #Disabled #People. #Disability #Equals #Diversity, not #Disadvantage.

We call on all citizens to appreciate this universal truth and help spread the message. #DisabiltyHistoryMonth@camdenDisAction