Target HR was established towards the end of 2009 with the help of Big Lottery funding and ran for 5 years. The project has now finished. In its place VAC will be offering a new service – ‘The Expert Critical Friend’ a package of 3.5 hours support at a cost of £150. Voluntary Action Camden […]
The Parenting Support Trial project was a project through which mums, dads and carers of children aged five and under were offered vouchers to access parenting support and classes. Over 600 parents, including fathers, accessed the support. A small group of parents kept in touch and now meet every Wednesday as a support group in local library.
This project was part of the Lifelong Learning Programme. VAC contributed on the Financial Literacy side of the Peer Mentoring project.
VAC has expertise in both Peer Mentoring and Financial Literacy and therefore shares its learning and best practice with all the partners in this project. The project has now ended. More information is available on the EU partners website, www.peer-mentoring.eu.
Between 2001 and March 2012 VAC hosted and supported the Camden Community Empowerment Network (CEN). CEN’s were established in 2001 under the National Strategy for Neighbourhood Renewal as a mechanism to promote community engagement in local decision-making and influence change at a local level. In March 2012 funding for CamdenCEN was withdrawn. Functions: Facilitated voluntary […]
This five-year project, funded by The Big Lottery, was set up between 2008 – 2013. Our aim was to strengthen small and medium-size voluntary and community organisations by: Increasing trustees’ knowledge and awareness in important areas of governance and management; Developing trustees’ skills so that they can better direct their organisations; Enabling trustees to acquire […]
Partnership between VAC and Schools in Camden VAC is currently working in partnership with the following schools in Camden by providing a Home School Link Worker in each of them to support identified community groups, Bangladeshi and Congolese: Haverstock Secondary School La Sainte Union Catholic Secondary School Parliament Hill Secondary School William Ellis Secondary School […]
The mental health project was established in 2007 and ended in 2017. Read a summary of the work of the team below Our aims are: to support staff and organisations in Camden to promote mental well-being and prevent mental ill-health to raise awareness of mental health and challenge stigma and misunderstanding; and to improve the range […]
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 […]