Social Prescribing Learning Network Briefing Transformation in health and social care….. in a nutshell. By Donna Turnbull, Community Development Manager at VAC. This is a quick attempt to summarise the policy context for Social Prescribing……unsurprisingly it involves a tsunami of titles and initials. But within all that is the expectation Voluntary and Community Sector […]
VAC supports individuals and groups to get involved in civil society, develop ways of sharing resources and have a positive impact on the quality of life in Camden. We are looking for individuals who have previous experience of being a trustee, an enthusiastic appreciation and understanding of Camden’s community sector and who want to see the sector thrive in the coming years.
It is with great sadness that all of us at VAC say farewell to Efua Taylor who passed away on the 15th December 2018. Efua was a great supporter of the voluntary and community sector in Camden. For many years she worked for the African and Caribbean Elders, a voluntary organisation based in Abbey Road. […]
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There is an awful lot going on with what is broadly known as ‘social prescribing’. The term ‘social prescribing’ covers a range of complimentary community led initiatives that seek to bolster health (and the health service) by reconnecting the individual to the community. This simple tactic leverages the power of community and connection to combat […]
Voluntary Action Camden (“VAC” or “We” or “Our”) promises to respect any personal data you share with us, or that we get from other organisations, and keep it safe. We aim to be clear when we collect your data and not do anything with it you wouldn’t reasonably expect. We have made improvements to this […]
VAC has recently moved to a new home at Charlie Ratchford Centre, Belmont Street, NW1 8HF. VAC is sharing the building with Camden Carers and Camden Disability Action. A number of other small community groups will also be using the premises. It is a very busy building with lots of people coming and going. VAC […]
Christmas opening times of a selection of Camden organisations and services: Pharmacies Community Centres Camden Council (rubbish, leisure centres and libraries) GP appointments In addition to booking an appointment at your GP surgery over the holiday period, you can book an evening or weekend appointment at one of Camden’s four GP […]
A full conference report will follow soon but in the meantime here is a flavour of the day via a selection of tweets. Maximising Community Resilience Through Mutual Aid