VAC is posting the latest information and updates on Coronavirus COVID-19 here. The Camden Covid-19 Community Directory is here: http://vac.secure.nonprofitsoapbox.com/covid-19 Please update the directory using this online form: https://www.tfaforms.com/4811729 Covid-19 Resource Page is here: https://vac.org.uk/covid-19-resource-page/ Update 16/10/20 Updated Charity Commission guidance is out. Measures around postponing and cancelling AGMs and other meetings have been extended […]
News and Feature Articles
This is VAC's blog page. On here you can find a list of interesting articles which were written for our weekly newsletter. All articles have been categorised so if you are looking for an article on a particular subject then use the blog category filters opposite to filter your results. If you have any interesting ideas for the blog, or wish to contribute then just get in touch.
Here is a brief summary of the top ideas in the report. As ever it’s a mixed bag of old, new, borrowed and distinctly blue. Headlines have focussed on the call for yet another army of volunteers, missing many of the more interesting ideas. Although it may not be perfect it’s by far the best […]
The VAC Annual Review is out. Have a read and let us know what you think.
Voluntary and Community groups across Camden have risen to the challenge of supporting residents and communities during the crisis, particularly those who are most vulnerable through health or isolation. Yet many groups have no or very limited funding or other income to carry out these activities and there is a risk to ongoing sustainability beyond […]
Background: The Care Navigation and Social prescribing service has played and continues to play an integral role in the local pandemic response. As the response continues to evolve this paper shares some learning and raises issues to further inform decision making. The Care Navigation and Social Prescribing Service comprises of three service providers–Care Navigation by […]
When the emergency began VAC surveyed all organisations in Camden to find out how they were adapting to meet the challenge of the Covid-19 emergency. The results of that survey was published online in the Camden Covid-19 Community Directory. As part of that survey we also asked the VCS organisations for their general support needs […]
The Budget March 2020 The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, stepped up to the Despatch Box with the aim of settling the nerves of the country. The new government wants to ‘level up’, ‘get brexit done’ and deal with global financial turmoil as the implications of pandemic sink in. The Budget included a £12 billion plan to […]
If you use the Camden Learning and Development service to train your staff or volunteers then how you access it is changing. Camden Learning and Development are working to ensure the offer meets the needs of the sector and will be working to finalise arrangements over the coming months. However, interim arrangements have been put […]
Christmas can be a stressful time for many – family and friends are thrown together and inevitably differences of opinion get aired. And as if the traditional family fault lines aren’t enough we now have the aftermath of a bruising election to add to the list of divisive topics that can ruin a family get-together. […]
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations has urged the sector to campaign with confidence. There has been much scare mongering over the Lobbying Act but most of the provisions only apply to organisations “where the expenditure can reasonably be regarded as intended to influence the electoral prospects of parties or candidates.” Few voluntary organisations in […]