Improving the quality of life experienced by all African communities, particularly those affected by long-term health conditions
TheCultural Advocacy Project: Aims to work in partnership with Community Organizations in Camden to collaboratively set up, facilitate and support initiatives for better mental health and access to other services in the network. Funded by Mind in Camden
Aging Better in Camden, Older people in Action (OPA) BAME Partnership: to reduce isolation, all older people from the target group are involved in local activities like walking, sewing, healthy eating, knitting, mental health peer groups, outings, film screenings and theatre. Funded by Hopscotch/Age UK
Prostate cancer Project: To carry out prostate cancer health awareness through organising workshops and Open Day to inform, inspire and motivate people about prostate cancer and urge people to get diagnosed early, to benefit from treatment. Funded by Award for All
Camden Carers Services (CCS) : In partnership with CCS through outreach and delivering workshops to raise awareness on informal caring in the black communities and encourage people to register with CCS services in order to access and benefit from their services. Funded by Camden Carers Service.
Dementia: Aims to raise awareness about Dementia and reduce the stigma by accessing dementia friends training.
Sexual Health , HIV & STI’s: Raising awareness on HIV and STI’s prevention, distribution of condoms and making referrals to appropriate agencies. Celebrating annual World AIDS Day by organising joint events..
Sickle cell anaemia: raising awareness on the condition and the treatments available. Sharing experience about day to day coping with living with Sickle Cell Anaemia.
Together we can – Improving employment prospects for volunteers by training disadvantaged members of the community, who are unemployed as volunteers, leading to paid employment. Funded by Voluntary Action Islington/Islington Council
Community Health Advocates – part of VAC’s Health Inequalities work to address issues which contribute to poor outcomes for Camden residents. funded by Voluntary Action Camden.