Oxford Brookes University and VAC have been working together to explore how the neighbourhood planning process in Somers Town is enabling communities and local stakeholders to work together to ensure local planning meets community need in Somers Town.
Healthwatch Camden was established to help keep a spotlight on local health services. Local Healthwatch is all about local voices being able to influence the delivery and design of local services. Here Healthwatch’s Director and Community Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator Lead talk about the support they’ve received from VAC and what it means being a tenant in the VAC building.
Paul Larkin, from the Camden NHS Mental Health Intensive Outreach Team has been working to heighten awareness about BME groups within his team. Paul has been working closely with VAC to reach out to ‘hard-to-reach’ BME communities in Camden. Q. What is your role at the NHS trust? Camden is such an ethnically diverse borough. […]
“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.”
Doorstep Homeless Families Project provides access to vital services for Homeless families living in temporary accommodation in the London Borough of Camden. Faced with severe funding cuts in 2011, Vicki Fox, director of Doorstep, approached VAC for support to develop a 5 year strategic business plan to help steer the organisation through uncertain waters.