VAC has recently moved to a new home at Charlie Ratchford Centre, Belmont Street, NW1 8HF. VAC is sharing the building with Camden Carers and Camden Disability Action. A number of other small community groups will also be using the premises. It is a very busy building with lots of people coming and going. VAC […]
Christmas opening times of a selection of Camden organisations and services: Pharmacies Community Centres Camden Council (rubbish, leisure centres and libraries) GP appointments In addition to booking an appointment at your GP surgery over the holiday period, you can book an evening or weekend appointment at one of Camden’s four GP […]
A full conference report will follow soon but in the meantime here is a flavour of the day via a selection of tweets. Maximising Community Resilience Through Mutual Aid
Introduction The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will increase privacy for individuals and give regulatory authorities greater powers. VAC has produced a series of briefings, starting with an introduction and leading to practical guidance for local organisations and has run a series of workshops in Feb/March 2018. Data protection law will change from 25 […]
The English health inequalities strategy (1997 – 2010) turns out to have been an extraordinary success A landmark report into the English health inequalities strategy–a cross government strategy implemented between 1997 and 2010 to reduce health inequalities in England. This was one of the most ambitious strategies of its kind ever undertaken and aimed to […]
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations has urged the sector to campaign with confidence. There has been much scare mongering over the Lobbying Act but most of the provisions only apply to organisations “where the expenditure can reasonably be regarded as intended to influence the electoral prospects of parties or candidates.” Few voluntary organisations in […]
View the presentations and speakers and storify VAC overview Cllr Georgia Gould Presentation on Adult Social Care Challenges to CDA Dr Caz Sayer Presentation on Camden Local Care Strategy [View the story “Voluntary Action Camden AGM 2017” on Storify]
VAC supports individuals and groups to get involved in civil society, develop ways of sharing resources and have a positive impact on the quality of life in Camden. We are looking for individuals who have previous experience of being a trustee, an enthusiastic appreciation and understanding of Camden’s community sector and who want to see the sector thrive in the coming years.
With my experience being a volunteer previously, I believe it is a great way to use your free time to learn, gain experience, upgrade skills and to meet new people (expanding your network).