Voluntary Action Camden

20th October Voluntary Action Forum: Health Inequalities

This forum we spoke about the Health Inequalities that have been made painfully visible during the pandemic. This is a an opportunity to hear what has been done in the borough in the last year on health inequalities and to find out next steps and plans for the future and follow up on the July 2020 Forums on inequalities and disproportionality.

Agenda for this session:-

11.00 – 11.05:           Introductions / Apologies.

11.05 – 11.15:           Camden Health Watch – Shelly Khan HI Update.

11.15 – 11.20:           Jo Reeder – NCL CCG Inequalities Fund.

11.20 – 11.25:           Annabel Collins – Ageing Better in Camden.

11.25 – 11.35:           Chikwaba Oduka – Umoya HI Update, formally The African Health Forum

11.35 – 11.45:           BAME Funding Programme / HI Objectives revisited.

11.45 – 11.55:           Karen Martins – Progression Fund / Q & A (Camden Council – open discussion).

11.55 – 12.00:           VAC’s HI Survey / End.

Information from the chat:

Camden Disability Action sent apologies and an update. Their Health Inequalities work is also rooted in the lockdown where people with disabilities found themselves unable to get about / completely excluded. CDA have been developing community journalism and reporting on access issues in Camden. You can get onto the website via this link, and anyone who wants to participate should contact CDA https://camdendisabilityaction.org.uk/camden-disabled-peoples-voices/

James Fox from Camden – Just to flag, the 6-week consultation for Camden’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy is scheduled to open on the 1st November. The website for the consultation should go live next week, we will also be able to provide paper copies of the survey when the consultation opens.
The three proposed focused areas in the strategy are:
• Community connectedness and friendships
• Healthy and ready for school
• Good work and employment
We would love to hear your thoughts on the strategy, and would be grateful if you could share the consultation with your networks when it opens.
We would be happy to come to any upcoming meetings or events to discuss the strategy further. If you have any questions, please feel free to email – james.fox@camden.gov.uk


Voluntary Action Camdens Presentation (CAP)

Healthwatch Camden Reducing Inequalities in Health

NCL Inequalities Fund Presentation

Participants list can be found here

21st July Voluntary Action Forum: Plans, Learning and Challenges Moving Forward

This VAC forum was about the new reality – How have your Plans, Learning and Challenges moved forward?

~ As all restrictions come to an end what will you be doing to bring services and activities to Camden residents?

~ How has this changed from your pre-pandemic activities?

~ Updates from Camden Carers, Time2Space, Castlehaven and much more! checkout the recording for more information

Information from the chat:

Diana Foster – We also provided online learning – we provided a terms of online history for Edith Neville Primary – https://aspaceforus.club/learning/ output can be seen here! https://aspaceforus.club/exhibition-edith-neville-primary-school/


Participants list for this session
Camden Carers Presentation

16th June Voluntary Action Forum: Launch of the Google Grants Scheme

At this forum we made soft launch of our Google Grants scheme which is aimed giving grants to small organisations get back to doing there sessions in “real life” rather than online sessions.

More information on this scheme can be found here on our Google Grants page https://vac.org.uk/get-support/room-hire-google-grant-scheme/


Participants list for this session
Forum Agenda
Google Grant Presentation

24th March Voluntary Action Camden Forum: Lottery Fund Update, Evaluation Exchange, VAC Social Prescrbing Update & More

At this forum our agenda was the following:

UCL Evaluation Exchange programme – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-evaluation-exchange-connecting-the-know-how-to-the-how-to-tickets-145521405441
If you have questions: r.unstead-joss@ucl.ac.uk
National Lottery Update
Gaps in Provision (Data from VAC’s Care Nav / Social Prescribing

From our discussion we asked what your beneficiaries needs fall into and to rank them, below was the outcome using Menti (as for those that are other see below):

Other – unemployment issues / Lack of Employment opportunities

Some details of Thriving Communities here https://vac.org.uk/voluntary-action-camden-e-bulletin-4th-december-2020/


Participants list for this session here
Voluntary Action Camden Forum Presentation
Big Lottery Presentation
VAC GAP analysis Care Navigation and Social Prescribing Service data Jan