About CamdenCEN

What is CamdenCEN?

Camden Community Empowerment Network (CamdenCEN) is a network that brings together and supports the voluntary and community sector in planning and strategic decision-making within the borough of Camden.

What we do:

To see how the whole system works, please download this document

Our terms of reference can be found here.

Executive Board Members 2010 - 2012

The CamdenCEN Executive Board is responsible for promoting and supporting voluntary and community sector participation in the Camden Local Strategic Partnership (LSP).

Every 18 months, members of CamdenCEN elect an Executive Board. To ensure a balanced view is represented, the Board is made up of both front-line and second-tier organisations.

CamdenCEN Board members elect representatives from the CamdenCEN Board to represent the voluntary and community sector at the LSP. Currently, four representatives from the VCS sit at the LSP. The current Board Members and LSP representatives for 2010 - 2012 are as follows:

Executive Board

Front-Line organisations:

Bengali Workers Association: Mohammed Abdul Salique
Birchington Road Tenants & Residents Association: Francis Bacon
Camden Bengali Residents Association: Harunur Rashid
Camden Chinese Community Centre: Lincoln Lim
Disability in Camden: Akin Olukiran
New Horizon Youth Centre: Shelagh O'Connor (Vice-Chair)
Ossulston Tenants & Residents Association: Helia Evans
Sante Refugee Mental Health Access Project: Ruth Appleton
Somerstown Community Association: Sarah Elie (LSP rep)
St Mungo's: David Devoy
The Castlehaven Community Association: Eleanor Botwright

Second-Tier organisations:

Camden BME Alliance: Anju Bhatt
Camden CAB: Jan Knight (LSP rep)
Camden Community & Police Consultative Group: Peter Ward
Voluntary Action Camden: Simone Hensby (Chair)

LSP representatives

Chair: Simone Hensby (Voluntary Action Camden) 2nd tier
Vice-Chair: Shelagh O'Connor (New Horizon Youth Centre) front-Line
LSP rep: Jan Knight (Camden Citizens Advice Bureau) 2nd tier
LSP rep: Sarah Elie (Somerstown Community Centre) front-Line

The new Board were inducted on the 7th September 2010 and LSP reps elected on the 22nd October 2010.

The Local Strategic Partnership 

The Local Strategic Partnership (LSP) aims to bring together the public, private, voluntary and community sectors to work together to improve the quality of life for all who live, work in and visit Camden.

The Camden Community Empowerment Network (CCEN) provides a voluntary and community sector voice at the LSP through elected CamdenCEN LSP representatives. In addition to CamdenCEN there are four thematic, strategic partnerships, and three other groups that feed into the LSP and have voluntary and community sector members.

The current structure of the LSP is under review. Find out more on the CamdenCEN Meetings page or Whats New page

Camden Council - Who's who in the new Labour cabinet May 2011

Leader of the Council: Nasim Ali - Regents Park
Deputy Leader with responsibility for Environment (and planning policy): Sue Vincent - Holborn and Covent Garden
Adult social care and health: Pat Callaghan- Camden Town with Primrose Hill
Children, Schools and Families: Larraine Revah- Gospel Oak
Housing: Julian Fulbrook - Holborn and Covent Garden
Community safety: Abdul Hai - Kings Cross
Finance: Theo Blackwell- Gospel Oak
Communities, Regeneration and Equalities: Sarah Hayward- Kings Cross
Sustainability and Transport : Sean Birch- Gospel Oak
Culture: Tulip Siddiq - Regent's Park

Who's who: Chairs of Camden 's scrutiny committees

Children, Schools and Families: Larraine Revah (Labour) Gospel Oak Ward
Culture and Environment: Sean Birch (Labour) Gospel Oak Ward
Health: John Bryant (Liberal Democrat) West Hampstead Ward
Housing and Adult Social: CareMeric Apak (Labour) Kentish Town Ward
Resources and Corporate Performance: Don Williams (Conservative) Swiss Cottage Ward


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