Anna Wright, local resident and festival coordinator for the Lady Somerset Road street festival talks to VAC about why community festivals are so important at bringing communities together.
The work we do supporting local residents, community groups and organisations in Camden has a transformative impact on the local community. But don't just take our word for it!
Here you can read just a few of the stories from our service users about how our support has made a real difference to help bring about a better quality of life and more sustainable and resilient communities in Camden.
In November 2014, VAC arranged Safeguarding Children training for the theatre, and now theatre Director, Julia Evanjalista, tells us about the impact this has made on the organsiation, and most importantly, the children they work with.
Olivia Vincenti, Head of Service for the Partnerships and Commissioning Team (Camden Council Children Schools and Families Directorate (CSF), has worked for Camden Council’s Children’s Services since 2003 and views VAC and the local voluntary sector as a long time key partner and provider of children’s services. Here, Olivia talks to VAC in depth about […]
This volunteer had never had a job in an office. She volunteered at VAC for 1.5 years which helped her develop essential skills to help her in her search for paid employment, including skills in IT, admin and communication.
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.
Peter Simonson, a local Camden resident, began volunteering with VAC in April 2014 on the volunteer Heath Advocacy Project. Here Peter tells us about the difference the project is making in the community, and how volunteering has helped him gain valuable skills in the public health field.
Michael Parkes is a retired surveyor and town planner who has been volunteering with VAC since 2011 on the Neighbourhood Planning Projects in Somers Town and Bloomsbury. Here Michael talks to us about what volunteering for VAC has meant to him.
West Hampstead Women’s Centre (WHWC) has provided a supportive, women only space since 1984. Building a brighter future for women, giving women the opportunity to thrive. In 2014, VAC supported WHWC to gain a Quality Mark in Investors In People. Beguna Blanco, WHWC Crisis Worker, talks about the impact this has made on the orgnaisation. “Because of the […]
Lukas Lehmen, Director of Holborn Community Association, tells how using VAC’s bulk purchase networks has helped save money on essential supplies.
Dilware Rashid, Home School Link Worker, talks to VAC about working with Bengali students and parents for the Home School Link Project.