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.
Millman Street Resource Centre offers a wide range of social activities like Tai Chi, computers, art and crafts, singing, gardening, yoga and much more to the over 55’s.
Len Lauk, local Camden resident, began volunteering with VAC in July 2013 to help with admin and ICT. Len quickly took on more roles and was soon instrumental in helping VAC to demonstrate impact through it’s case study programme. Here Len tells us why volunteering was so important for him and how it helped him secure paid work in a local Camden civil society organisation.
Lukas Lehmen, Director of Holborn Community Association, tells how using VAC’s bulk purchase networks has helped save money on essential supplies.
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.
In 2011 VAC and Somers Town Community Centre began looking at the new Localism Act to see how planning policy could affect real change in the way that communities are able to shape and design their local neighbourhood. The project soon took off and here Sarah Elie talks to us about what difference this has made to the Somers Town community.
Ali Griffin (then Assistant Director for Culture and Environment at Camden Council) talks about VAC’s relationship with the council and how we worked together to tackle strategic issues in the borough. Ali: “I think there was definitely a shift in approach from 2010 – 2013 in to trying to lift everyone’s aspirations really, and be […]
Anybody UK was set up around eight years ago to raise awareness around issues of body image. Initially they approached VAC for help to becoming a charity. Amy Anderson from Anybody UK talks about the support they received from VAC on governance and setting up the group. Q: How did you start working with VAC? Our organisation […]
Doorstep Homeless Families Project provides access to vital services for Homeless families living in temporary accommodation in the London Borough of Camden. Faced with severe funding cuts in 2011, Vicki Fox, director of Doorstep, approached VAC for support to develop a 5 year strategic business plan to help steer the organisation through uncertain waters.