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.
Following VAC’s succesful neighbourhood planning project in Somers Town, Holborn Community Centre approached VAC for some advice on how to start the neighbourhood planning process in Holborn. Nahida Chowdhury, leading the project, talks to VAC about how they used VAC’s help to start involving their local community in the process.
As part of our Neighbourhood Projects program,VAC hosted a seminar on ‘Parish Councils’ on the 22nd January 2015. The seminar looked at: How To Create A New Local (Community Or Parish) Council (Chris Borg, NALC) – with Questions & Answers Investigating A Community Council For Holborn (Lukas Lehmann, Holborn Community Association) Sustainability In Southbank & […]
The neighbourhood projects we support usually require dealing with major challenges which threaten existing communities. In inner London people are especially vulnerable to negative impacts of development that is often beyond their control, for example imposed by London or national government. Our approach to helping communities meet these challenges is to work with expert collaborators […]
VAC provides support for neighbourhood projects, community planning and forums. We have initiated an approach to neighbourhood planning in Camden that uses the process as a vehicle for neighbourhood transformation. Communities become more sustainable and resilient when individuals and organisations are able to take steps to effectively address local problems and enrich community life. In […]