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Link Newsletter

Link magazine is our quarterly newsletter in which we look at the latest developments affecting the community and voluntary sector locally and nationally. 

If you have any comments on the content of Link please email Kuldip Bajwa: kuldip@kcsc.org.uk, 020 7243 9800


Autumn / Winter 2015

Our new look Link magazine is here.  In this bumper 16 page issue we bring you an in depth look at how local advice services are managming change and we include an interview with Raji Hunjan, Chief Executive of the North Kensington Law Centre. With many organisational AGM's looming we look at how to write an engaging annual report and we bring you all the news from and form the local voluntary sector. 

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Spring / Summer 2015

Our focus this time is on the general election and we lead with an outline of what we would like to see from any new government as the voluntary and community sector. In our centre pages we take a look back at the last five years of Coalition Government rule and recap on the policies that have impacted our sector the most.

We provide a guide to 'finding data' with a roundup of some of the most useful places to find statistics and information and we take a look at plans for delivering Whole Systems Integrated Care at the North Hub based at St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing.

There is plenty more including an interview with Jan Halliday of Age Uk Kensington and Chelsea and a roundup of current work by KCSC.

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 Autumn / Winter 2014-15

This issue of Link is published as we start gearing up towards the next general election to be held in May 2015. We feature our plans to ensure our voice is heard. On our centre pages we discuss 'the changing landscape of care' with Barbara Shelton examining the potential role for the voluntary sector in helping deliver the no.1 health policy priority of delivering integrated care. A number of new pieces of legislation over the last year have dealt with employment law and we roundup these changes in our support pages. Finally we turn the spotlight on to Angela McConville, the new leader of Westway Trust who tells us about their ambitious plans for the next 15 years.

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Summer 2014

This summer edition of Link is the first we have produced under the leadership of our new Chief Executive Angela Spence. In our lead story we focus on the lessons of Commissioning and we devote our centre pages to the role of voluntary sector play services.

We also take a look at how organisations can make use of the latest Information Technology to support their work and we spotlight Notting Hill Carnival which this year will celebrate its 40th year on local streets.

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Winter 2014

There are some changes at KCSC as we prepare for another year. In this issue of Link we bring you details of our latest plans. We also report on the housing debate that was held in November 2013 featuring a panel of experts and campaigners on the issue. Help Counselling are our featured organisation on our Spotlight page detailing how they have formed a successful partnership with Urban Bliss to offer counselling and complimentary therapies in north Kensington.

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Autumn 2013
 

In this issue of Link we bring you the latest on the future of local community asset London Lighthouse. We examine Innovation and ask if it's just another buzzword? There has been a lot of change in local policy and the ways for the sector to influence it are always evolving. In this issue we draw a map of the various borough fora and networks and also look at the future of the KCP. This Link also publishes an interview with the new RBKC Cabinet Member for Voluntary Organisations and Resident Engagement in which we ask his views on the future relationship between the sector and the council.

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Summer 2013
 

 

Our summer edition of Link is a 12 page bumper issue. We highlight the challenges facing our communities and those facing the voluntary sector. We also spotlight the borough's advice services and look at ways we can influence change.

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Winter 2013
 

 

In the first issue of 2013 we focus on health and wellbeing with a centre pages posing the question 'Does wellbeing equal hapiness?'. We also update you on recent changes to the NHS and provide a full updated list of your local voluntary sector representatives. On our front page we look at the tough year that lies ahead for many of our communities.

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Autumn 2012
 

This 12 page bumper issue of Link magazine introduces our new Change for Children project which aims to work alongside local organisations to measure and address child poverty. In our lead article we ask 'What is happening to our mixed Communities?' and assess the pressure on families to move out of the area as a result of austerity measures and hardship.

In a new section Viewpoint, two guest writers tell us what they consider to be the main challenges facing communities today.

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Summer 2012
 

This Summer issue of Link magazine has a special feature on the London Olympic Games. We ask if the Games are on course to leave a lasting legacy in our communities. We also look at the how sport has helped the Baraka Youth Association inspire Somali youth. On our front page we take a look at what Boris Johnson's reelection as London Mayor means for us.

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Spring 2012
 

This Spring issue of Link magazine features an article on benefit changes and their impact locally and an interview with Harry Tedstone of Advice Now on the threat posed to the borough's advice services by Legla Aid cuts.

We also look at measuring Social Value and its importance in light of changes in the law.

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Winter 2011
 

The winter issue of Link introduces 'Get on Board', our new governance project to support organisations and their trustees. We highlight what what makes good governance and also look at the changing NHS and what it means for the voluntary and community sector. 

We also report on the outcomes of our Shaping the Future conference which took place in November.

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Autumn 2011
 

In this edition we highlight the community response to the summer riots and look at research that shows how the cuts are severely effecting voluntary and community organisations and services.

We turn a spotlight on to our voluntary sector reps and look at ways we can use IT to cut costs and boost productivity.

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Summer 2011

This issue looks at plans for tri-borough working and it's implications for the voluntary and community sector. We also look at campaigning and what it can achieve for our communities.

Our centre pages bring you up to date with our work to bring the borough's community centres closer together and we speak to Jill Watson about the legacy of the 4Minds Project.

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February - April 2011

The issue of Link magazine looks at some of the changes that are coming our way in 2011 and suggests ways that we can prepare our organisations to cope.

Our spotlight page focuses on an organisations that has been affected by spending cuts to learn on the lessons they have drawn. In this issue we spoke to Clare Richards of The ClementJames Centre.

In our centre page spread we detail our plans for 2011 and the key themes we hope to take forward as we work to support you.

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