The Community Health Advocates project is part of VAC’s Health Inequalities work to address issues which contribute to poor health outcomes for Camden residents. VAC recruits and trains local people to volunteer in Camden GP practices. These Community Health Advocates promote community based services and activities that contribute to a healthier lifestyle.
Millman Street Resource Centre offers a wide range of social activities like Tai Chi, computers, art and crafts, singing, gardening, yoga and much more to the over 55’s.
Anna Wright, local resident and festival coordinator for the Lady Somerset Road street festival talks to VAC about why community festivals are so important at bringing communities together.
“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.”