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 will be producing a series of briefings, starting with an introduction and leading to practical guidance for local organisations followed by a seminar in late 2017. Data protection law will change from 25 May 2018, […]
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).
I remember it well – the first time I ever ran a workshop for Voluntary Action Camden. The pounding heart, dry mouth, shaking hands. What if I forget what I want to say? What if my mind goes totally blank? What if..? Several years on and some 50 or so workshops later, talking to a […]
Supporting Well-Being in Times of Austerity – The Real Value of the Community and Voluntary Sector. Report to Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee from Healthwatch Camden and Voluntary Action Camden.
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.