Last years’ Summit focused on ‘Individual and Community Resilience: What is the role of the Voluntary and Community Sector in Camden’.
The aim of the event was to identify what we mean by resilience as individuals and communities, and what support and opportunities we need to make resilience a reality. These topics were addressed through a series of presentations and workshops.
This event helped VAC and the wider sector gain insight into what we can do as an individual, or within an organisation/group to support and build individual and community resilience.
Read the 2013 Summit Report.
100 people attended the Summit on Wednesday evening to listen to speakers talk about various aspects of resilience. Councillor Sarah Hayward, Leader of Camden Council and Councillor Tulip Siddiq introduced the evening with an overview of Camden’s response to austerity and how the voluntary and community sector and the public sector can work together to address falling living standards in Camden.
Victoria Boelman, Senior Research Associate from the Young Foundation, presented the report ‘Feeling the squeeze’ a follow up study to the 2012 report ‘An Insight into the impact of the cuts on some of the most vulnerable in Camden’.
Stephen Hill looked at Community Land Trusts and the key role they play in underpinning community resilience.
The presentations were then followed by workshops looking at opportunities to make resilience a reality. The event was followed by VAC’s AGM and a networking supper.
Photos and Twitter Storify
Below is a Storify of the event based on tweets sent with the hashtag #VACSummit2013