August 7, 2015

Other Forums/Networks

Advice Forum
Description: To influence local welfare entitlements policies, strategies and services and to ensure the user and delivery bodies’ perspective is integral to all aspects of welfare advice giving service developments throughout the London Borough of Harrow.
Co-ordinator(s): The Harrow Refugee and Minorities Forum (

Children & Young People Forum
Description: The purpose of the Forum is to ensure that organisations are working well together to keep children safe and to meet their needs and that a multi agency approach is taken and good practice is shared, bringing together community, voluntary faith based and private organisations working with and delivering services both directly and indirectly to children/young people living in the borough of Harrow.
Co-ordinator(s): Voluntary Action Harrow Co-operative (

Green Drinks
Description:  A social occasion for anyone who is involved or interested in environmental/green issues
Co-ordinator(s): Linda Robinson (

Harrow Community Sport and Physical Activity Network (CSPAN)
Description: The Harrow CSPAN has worked with a number of volunteer groups, NGB’s and leisure providers over the last 4 years and has an important future role to play in co-ordinating partnership working amongst Harrow’s physical activity and sport providers.
Co-ordinator(s): Denis Collen (

Harrow Domestic and Sexual Violence Forum
Description: This is a multi agency group for anyone in Harrow whose work involves some element of contact with survivors or perpetrators of domestic and sexual abuse. The Harrow DSV Forum has been meeting for about 15 years, and is an open group; anyone can come, although we do encourage consistent attendance.
Co-ordinator(s): Jan Irwin (Chair – or Rebecka Steven (Policy Officer with lead responsibility for DV for Harrow Council –

Harrow Trustee Network
Description: The Trustee Network is open to all trustees in West London, whether you are sitting on the board of a large local charity or on the committee of a small community group, this network is for you. The aim is to bring together trustees, committee members and directors enabling them to network, share best practice and discuss current issues.
Co-ordinator(s): Voluntary Action Harrow Co-operative (

Parenting Forum
Description: A forum for organisations working with parents to share news, training and events
Co-ordinator(s): Rosemary Lamaison (

Harrow’s Single Homelessness Forum
Description: The aims of this group is to bring together those who work with single homeless, increasing co-ordination of services, informing policy and highlighting homelessness in Harrow.
Co-ordinator(s): Julian Saunders (

West London Network
Description: The sub-regional body for the voluntary and community sector (VCS) in West London, covering the seven boroughs of Barnet, 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 also supports four cross borough forums:

Co-ordinator(s): Ealing CVS (
Who attends from Harrow: Alex Buckmire from Voluntary Action Harrow Co-operative (

Last Updated: 02/09/2015