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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.
In 2006, at the aftermath of Lord Laming’s Inquiry on Victoria Climbie’s case eight London Boroughs pulled resources together with the London Councils, the Department for Education and Skills and Home Office and piloted the Community Partnership Advisory Service (CPAS). The Service aimed to work around specific areas of violence to children stemming from traditional practices […]
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 […]
Partnership between VAC and Schools in Camden VAC is currently working in partnership with the following schools in Camden by providing a Home School Link Worker in each of them to support identified community groups, Bangladeshi and Congolese: Haverstock Secondary School La Sainte Union Catholic Secondary School Parliament Hill Secondary School William Ellis Secondary School […]
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“One of VAC’s strengths is their stability and knowledge. They’ve been here a long time, they’re well-known. They don’t have a big turnover so people know them. Therefore you get the benefits of trust; you get the benefits of reach.”