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 13/2/21 Vaccination and the VCS Many people who work in frontline roles in the social care sector, including in […]
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VAC Vaccine Special 8th February 2021 Vaccine Update and Webinar Camden’s lead for vaccination of the frontline social care workforce in the borough has sent an email that sets out key information on eligibility for vaccination under this priority cohort, information on a Q&A session where you can find out more, and an email address […]
Our annual report included a short report on our response to the pandemic as it has been a major part of our recent work to resource Camden’s voluntary and community sector (VCS) to meet the safety and wellbeing needs of our communities. Our concerted efforts in equipping, lobbying for and amplifying the voices of Camden’s […]
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 […]