The following case study takes a look at the role of a peer mentor and how the techniques they learnt through VAC training helped them work reflectively to adapt their teaching style to meet the varied learning needs of their mentees. This case study has been anonymised upon request. Q. Why were you interested in peer mentoring? It […]
The work we do supporting local residents, community groups and organisations in Camden has a transformative impact on the local community. But don't just take our word for it!
Here you can read just a few of the stories from our service users about how our support has made a real difference to help bring about a better quality of life and more sustainable and resilient communities in Camden.
Anybody UK was set up around eight years ago to raise awareness around issues of body image. Initially they approached VAC for help to becoming a charity. Amy Anderson from Anybody UK talks about the support they received from VAC on governance and setting up the group. Q: How did you start working with VAC? Our organisation […]
Staff from Community Congolese and Youth Development Education (COCYDE) ahave been using VAC’s hot-desk and other support services for a long time. Director, Kiasuka Kiakanda, tells us why this support has been invaluable to the group over the years.
“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.”
The Terrence Higgins Trust is one of the UK’s largest sexual health charities. They provide support to young people on a range of issues. More recently they sought to place young people out into their communities to be the eyes and ears on the ground for their project through peer mentoring. Shani Williamson talks about how […]
Queens Crescent Community Centre is a registered charity providing services and activities for the local community. Jonathan Montgomery talks about support they received from VAC on their successful funding application to the Active Communities Fund. Q. You used VAC to support an application to the Active Communities Fund? The organisation here uses VACs training quite a lot. […]
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.