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About Us

We are a network of voluntary and community sector groups with an interest in Health and Social Care. We are open to any interested individuals or groups -  join us via this website.

Our aims are to ensure:

  • the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) perspective is heard in the Health and Social Care planning and commissioning of services in City and Hackney
  • that we have accountable and supported VCS representatives in Health and Social Care planning and commissioning meetings in City and Hackney
  • that Health and Social Care VCS groups have opportunities to network and to share good practice in City and Hackney
  • that Health and Social Care VCS groups have access to quality information on local & national policy, planning,  funding that will assist them to deliver quality services to Hackney residents.

About being a HSCF Representative 
We are grateful to our representatives, who go to meetings to take forward the views of the SIG’s and the Forum. 
Representatives attend SIG’s or the Forum and look on online and represent these views at meetings with LBH/NHS. We then ask reps. to feedback via the website.
If you are interested in being a representative, please contact Jackie or Shamima on 0207 923 1962 or via 
Our current HSCF representatives are:

Name and Organisation


Lauren Tobias - Volunteer Centre Hackney

Prevention Board

Anstey Bligh - MRS Independent Living

Evaluation Workstream

Kornilia Givissi - MIND (CHWF)

Neighbourhood Workstream (previously Enhanced Primary Care)

Jake Ferguson - Hackney CVS

Intergrated Commissioning Board (Hackney)

Vanessa Morris - Peter Bedford Housing Association

Transformation Board

Jane Caldwell - Age UK East London

Unplanned Care Board

Paul Monks - Core Arts

Estates Board


Communications and Engagement

Alistair Wallace - Mobile Repair Service

IT Enablers

Recruitment in Process

Planned Care Board

Paul Monks - Core Arts

Mental Health Coordinating Committee

Zlatinka Hristova - Studio Upstairs

Discharge Group

Hazel McKenzie - HCEO

Connect Hackney Steering Group



Mental Health Clinicians Group – Hana Villar (City & Hackney Mind) and Delores McPherson (Off Centre) Paul Monks (Core Arts) and Nursel Tas (Derman)

Patient & Public Involvement Board - Jackie Brett (HSCF) and Ali Aksoy (Hackney Refugee Forum)

Tobacco Control Alliance – Jacqui Henry (Shoreditch Trust)  (Feeding into H&WB strategic priorities)

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