Working with partners in London
Launch of the London Framework and MoU with Camden
The London Framework is not a prescriptive way of working, it is instead a platform to raise awareness of the excellent contributions UCL makes to London through our departments and faculties, and to form a targeted way to identify new opportunities to amplify our impact in London.
One of our goals is to develop genuinely reciprocal, long-term relationships with our local communities. A fantastic example is the London Borough of Camden with whom we have created a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). UCL and Camden already have so many aligned initiatives, and through the MoU we aim to increase the potential for new collaborations, explore funding opportunities and increase the exposure of the partnership with the intention to develop similar agreements with neighbouring boroughs.
Free legal advice for the vulnerable during COVID-19
Since the COVID-19 pandemic the centre has transformed into a remote service – a lifeline of support for vulnerable adults in the area significantly impacted by the pandemic, and to many others further afield who have sought help online. The team have created a one-stop guide for the local community in Newham, improving access to critical services and support needed.
Working with Camden to tackle COVID-19
In November UCL opened a publicly-accessible COVID-19 testing centre. Through partnership with London Borough of Camden and the Department of Health and Social Care, it exemplifies our engagement with London and how we support our local community.