Had a fascinating visit this evening to the Women and Health Centre on Carol Street, with Matty Mitford, my fellow St Pancras and Somers Town ward candidate.
I got a short history of the centre, founded in the Eighties, with ownership of its lovely building which was refurbished early this century with what for the time was really outstanding environmental credentials, including solar panels and rainwater harvesting.
And I learnt how it provides affordable counselling, and complementary and alternative therapies, and has more than 500 member/users, including some of the most disadvantaged women in Camden.
Funding comes from Camden council, from NHS Camden and charitable trusts.
But like any such organisation it has to keep thinking, and spending lots of time, ensuring future funding. It’s unavoidable under our current system of funding such groups, but really we should be creating more space for them to just get on with their good work.