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.
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.
Olivia Vincenti, Head of Service for the Partnerships and Commissioning Team (Camden Council Children Schools and Families Directorate (CSF), has worked for Camden Council’s Children’s Services since 2003 and views VAC and the local voluntary sector as a long time key partner and provider of children’s services. Here, Olivia talks to VAC in depth about […]
Matthew Upton is the Strategic Lead for Engagement and Consultation for Camden council and has been working with VAC on the Community Researchers Enterprise and the setup of the Healthwatch organisation. Here Matthew gives his perspective on how collaborative working with VAC has been beneficial for the council – and in particular local Camden communities.
Ali Griffin (then Assistant Director for Culture and Environment at Camden Council) talks about VAC’s relationship with the council and how we worked together to tackle strategic issues in the borough. Ali: “I think there was definitely a shift in approach from 2010 – 2013 in to trying to lift everyone’s aspirations really, and be […]
“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.”
Peter Ward talks to Len Lauk about the support that the Camden Community & Police Consultative Group has received from VAC over the last 14 years.