Voluntary Action Camden

20th October Voluntary Action Forum: Health Inequalities

This forum we spoke about the Health Inequalities that have been made painfully visible during the pandemic. This is a an opportunity to hear what has been done in the borough in the last year on health inequalities and to find out next steps and plans for the future and follow up on the July 2020 Forums on inequalities and disproportionality.

Agenda for this session:-

11.00 – 11.05:           Introductions / Apologies.

11.05 – 11.15:           Camden Health Watch – Shelly Khan HI Update.

11.15 – 11.20:           Jo Reeder – NCL CCG Inequalities Fund.

11.20 – 11.25:           Annabel Collins – Ageing Better in Camden.

11.25 – 11.35:           Chikwaba Oduka – Umoya HI Update, formally The African Health Forum

11.35 – 11.45:           BAME Funding Programme / HI Objectives revisited.

11.45 – 11.55:           Karen Martins – Progression Fund / Q & A (Camden Council – open discussion).

11.55 – 12.00:           VAC’s HI Survey / End.

Information from the chat:

Camden Disability Action sent apologies and an update. Their Health Inequalities work is also rooted in the lockdown where people with disabilities found themselves unable to get about / completely excluded. CDA have been developing community journalism and reporting on access issues in Camden. You can get onto the website via this link, and anyone who wants to participate should contact CDA https://camdendisabilityaction.org.uk/camden-disabled-peoples-voices/

James Fox from Camden – Just to flag, the 6-week consultation for Camden’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy is scheduled to open on the 1st November. The website for the consultation should go live next week, we will also be able to provide paper copies of the survey when the consultation opens.
The three proposed focused areas in the strategy are:
• Community connectedness and friendships
• Healthy and ready for school
• Good work and employment
We would love to hear your thoughts on the strategy, and would be grateful if you could share the consultation with your networks when it opens.
We would be happy to come to any upcoming meetings or events to discuss the strategy further. If you have any questions, please feel free to email – james.fox@camden.gov.uk


Voluntary Action Camdens Presentation (CAP)

Healthwatch Camden Reducing Inequalities in Health

NCL Inequalities Fund Presentation

Participants list can be found here