New support services launched across West London
The West London Collaborating for Change (C4C) Programme is rolling out new services to support voluntary and community groups in Brent, Ealing, Harrow, Hillingdon and Hounslow. C4C is funded by the Big Fund Transforming Local Infrastructure programme on behalf of the Cabinet Office. Find out more…
About West London Network (WLN)
WLN is the sub-regional body for the voluntary & community sector (VCS) in West London, covering the six boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon and Hounslow. Its interests lie in the strategic development of West London’s VCS and facilitating discussions between the private and statutory sector and amongst the VCS itself.
WLN is directed by a Steering Group of voluntary & community organisations (VCOs) that operate in West London, ranging from local support and development (infrastructure) organisations to frontline care providers. The Steering Group meet on a quarterly basis to oversee developments at a sub-regional level and implement new initiatives that support the aims of WLN.
The Steering Group
The Steering Group is made up of representatives from each of the West London CVS organisations, VCOs from each of the West London Boroughs and VCOs that operate in multiple Boroughs in West London. Details of its current membership can be found on the Steering Group page. In addition, some of the Steering Group members are also involved in Forums that carry out activities and projects across the West London sub-region.
Our forums are a key element of WLN, each with their own member VCOs and activities delivered across West London. Below is a list of our current forums and details of each forum can be found on the Forums page.
WLN develops a bi-monthly E-Newsletter with the latest news and developments happening in West London. To subscribe to our E-Newsletter, please complete the details on the E-Newsletter page.
History of WLN
As a result of the 1998 Regional Development Agencies Act, England was divided into nine regions, of which London is one. Breaking this down further in London led to the creation of five distinct sub-regions: West, North, East, South and Central. Several government agencies and structures were also set up on a sub-regional basis, such as the Learning and Skills Council, West London District Job Centre Plus and the West London Alliance. In order for the VCS to participate at this level, the six CVS organisations set up the West London Network. Other sub-regional VCS networks were also set up, which can be found on the Links page.
If you would like to contact WLN use the details below:
Laura Ferreira, Strategic Projects Officer, West London Network/Ealing CVS
E: email@example.com T: 0208 280 2281
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