Camden Homelessness Forum (CHF) funding cut
After a funding reduction of 90% VAC is no longer able to co-ordinate Camden Homelessness Forum (CHF) or the various services and activities it developed. Read on for details of the last forum meeting in March 2011 and information on the forum’s past work, plus the latest ideas being developed by CHF members to continue to work together in Camden on homelessness issues.
What next for homelessness work in Camden?
Though Camden Homelessness Forum held its last meeting on 31 March 2011, some members of CHF and its Steering Group are investigating continuing aspects of the work of the Forum.
Looking back at CHF’s work
At the last meeting of the forum on 8 March, forum members and the advisory group of CHF expressed sadness at the impending loss of a forum which has been of great value to the Homelessness Sector. They have also fed back their concerns at the loss of the forum as a vehicle for the independent voice of the VCS homelessness sector. A summarised version of the comments sent in by the forum members is available by clicking here.
For many years Camden Homelessness Forum (CHF) provided an opportunity for agencies and individuals working with homeless people to get together to share information, develop best practice and become better informed about current policy developments in Camden. It met three times a year and meetings were well attended by both statutory and voluntary sector agencies and normally consisted of presentations from members and outside agencies followed by ‘question and answer’ sessions. Between meetings members received regular e-bulletins to keep them up-to-date with sector news, and VAC occasionally organised additional sessions (eg. workshops, briefings, or working group meetings where members get together to take forward work on issues of shared interest).
Copies of the Forum’s e-bulletins, which sought to keep members up to date with the latest news and developments in the homelessness field, are available here as downloads.
Information briefings aimed at keep CHF members up to date on policy issues that affect them are available here.
For more information
If you want to discuss any development of services on Homelessness, please contact Somanah Achadoo at email@example.com, tel. 020 7284 6556, type talk 18001-020 7284 6556.