BUILDING INFLUENCE AT a strategic level
A less well-known area of VAC’s work involves presenting a Camden Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) voice at a strategic level. This involves raising awareness about what the sector can offer; connecting the sector with strategic stakeholders; having sector influence in borough policy and strategy; ensuring that the sector is not excluded from decision-making process, or overlooked as a delivery partner in the provision of community-based services and projects that meet the needs of local people.
VAC does a lot of work to engage smaller organisations in consultations and to feed into strategy to make sure their views and input are not missed out. They also keep us up to date with a range of national policies as well as what is happening locally.
You can read more about the different ways we represent the voice of the Voluntary and Community Sector in our Guide on How Policy and Representation works in Camden or get in touch with Donna Turnbull at email@example.com