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New base for Camden Against Violence

'We needed a secure place where we can come and meet with mums and dads and relatives'

24 November, 2019 — By Samantha Booth

Terry Ellis and Michelle West from CAV

A GRASSROOTS anti-violence group has been given its first office space in Camden.

Camden Against Violence (CAV) says the room at the Gospel Oak Regeneration Hub, in Wellesley Road, will enable them to have a new place to meet parents, budding volunteers or organisations who want to work alongside them.

Michelle West, from CAV, said: “Part of our work is family focused, but it’s hard to do it at home. We needed a secure place where we can come and meet with mums and dads and relatives.”

CAV was set up in 2017 by a group of mothers after a young man and a teenage boy were stabbed to death in one night in the borough. The group has since gone on to work within the community and helped organise the Queen’s Crescent festival in the summer.

The office has been given to the group free of charge by Camden Council and it is hoped to be up and running by the end of November. GEM Environmental Building Services has donated office equipment such as laptops for the team to use.

For information on opening times, search Camden Against Violence on Facebook or @cav_camden on Twitter

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