Issues highlighted at the previous VCS Assembly

VCS Assembly

Issues highlighted at the previous VCS Assembly 

Following the Racial Equality VCS Assembly in October 2021, we are seeking community opinions to develop five solutions:

  • Safe spaces – for diverse communities.
  • Reducing school exclusions – primary and secondary schools.
  • (E)quality mark – an equality standard for VCS, NHS and council around collaborative anti-racist working.
  • Positive representation – sharing positive narratives of our diverse communities using media forms such as art, storytelling, performance and posters.
  • Training – including cultural and racial competency, anti-racist working, etc.

We hope to develop these offers into a business case or fundraising proposals to be delivered by City and Hackney’s community and voluntary organisations.

We would love to hear your opinions, thoughts and ideas around these solutions, to ensure they reflect the needs of our communities.

If you would like to be involved, please email the Assembly team.




Book a place at the next VCS Assembly

The Assembly is a quarterly meeting between the voluntary and community sector (VCS) and statutory sector in City and Hackney to find discuss and develop solutions to issues affecting our communities.

The next VCS Assembly will look at the topic: How can the VCS in Hackney and City enhance care and empower those ageing, living with a disability or long-term condition?

It takes place on Wednesday 26 January. The online event will take place on Zoom from 10am to 12pm, and from 2pm to 4pm.

There will be an open networking opportunity between 12pm and 2pm.

It is possible to attend either the morning, afternoon or both sessions. The agenda and speakers in the sessions will be shared three weeks before the event!

Please email any questions to the Assembly team to let us know if you have any additional needs or support that we can assist with to ensure your attendance and participation at the event.

Register here