Welcome to our May issue, with plenty of news to ignite change by facing the facts and getting inspired via collaborative learning!
London is a capital city with a vast population: these two facts raise the question of how Londoners’ needs are to be met, when so much strategic thinking faces outwards. An ACEs strategy is long overdue, one that overcomes the challenges of local borough constraints, and responds to the realities of our communities.
This issue features the shocking report by London Councils on funding for services responding to Violence Against Women and Girls: it demonstrates the shortfalls and inconsistencies which highlight the strategic failure of London to address a key ACE. It’s time for everyone to speak out on behalf of all the children who deserve a much better deal from London’s policymakers.
To advance the Hub's awareness-raising commitments, we welcome members who can speak with knowledge and passion. At our recent Network meeting, we learned from Dr Jonathon Tomlinson, an outstanding GP and teacher on trauma-informed care, who emphasised the value of an ACE-aware approach and consistent relationships as foundations of effective care. Check out our membership offer and, after you have joined the Hub, we hope to see you at future network meetings!
In addition to welcoming new members, we are inviting people to work with us in a range of roles, especially in fundraising and social media initiatives. You can also get in touch if you would like to become our Newsletter Editor. Lots of opportunities to help making London a truly ACE-aware metropolis!
Once again, we do appreciate your contributions. Enjoy the array of stimulating items and send us a hello - let’s connect more dots!