The Rock ‘N’ Roll Rescue Charity Shop was opened in 2015 on Parkway in Camden Town and sells records, CDs, books, clothes, musical instruments and much more. The shop’s founder Ian M Carnochan (aka Knox of the legendary band The Vibrators) talks about how he set up the shop and the support he got from […]
The Community Health Advocates project is part of VAC’s Health Inequalities work to address issues which contribute to poor health outcomes for Camden residents. VAC recruits and trains local people to volunteer in Camden GP practices. These Community Health Advocates promote community based services and activities that contribute to a healthier lifestyle.
Oxford Brookes University and VAC have been working together to explore how the neighbourhood planning process in Somers Town is enabling communities and local stakeholders to work together to ensure local planning meets community need in Somers Town.
Following VAC’s succesful neighbourhood planning project in Somers Town, Holborn Community Centre approached VAC for some advice on how to start the neighbourhood planning process in Holborn. Nahida Chowdhury, leading the project, talks to VAC about how they used VAC’s help to start involving their local community in the process.
Heath Street Baptist Church have been using VAC’s payroll service for quite some time. Here their Treasurer talks to VAC about how using this service ensures they pay their staff the right amount and comply with all legal requirements.
In early September I met with Diana Young the WellFair Project Coordinator at the West Euston Partnership. Diana provided an overview of the work carried out under the auspices of the WellFair Project. “The Project is a partnership between the Bengali Workers’ Association, Green Light Pharmacy, Fitzrovia Youth in Action and the Third Age Project […]
South Hampstead and Kilburn Partnership (SHAK) supplies adult education services to local residents in the Kilburn ward. Its mission is to increase local community confidence and support community members in reaching their full potential. SHAK have a longstanding relationship with VAC, in particular the use of our Employment and HR advice service. Jane Lee (then Director) of SHAK tells us a little bit about why she found this to be a helpful service.