Cliff Joseph – Community Development Manager

Hello, my name is Cliff, and I am excited to let you know about my new role at Voluntary Action Islington as the Local Wellbeing Networks Community Development Manager.

In this role I will take forward the successes from the first year of work and develop the longer-term delivery plan that focuses on forming self-organising and self-sustaining networks in all three Locality Areas.




As the Community Development Manager for the Local Wellbeing Networks I will:

  • Coordinate the Local Wellbeing Networks which take place on a locality level in the form of in-person meetings. Information linked to previous meetings can be found here.
  • Be the collective voice for all three Local Wellbeing Networks and be recognised as a means for Islington Council and others concerned with health and wellbeing commissioning to engage in meaningful dialogue
  • Develop a Community of Practice (CoP), to ensure connectedness across the three Locality areas to exchange lessons learnt, effective practice, and progress updates
  • Facilitate closer working arrangements between local voluntary, community and faith sector (VCFS) organisations and Islington Council.
  • Work closely with VCFS organisations and residents to create solutions to local issues, this includes supporting resident campaigns and social action activities.
  • Develop further the successful Community Organisers and Change Makers Programme – and for them to be an integral role in network development.

Please contact me at:

    07354 460 061


Helpful information

Local Wellbeing Networks

Community Change-Makers

Information on Fairer Together

Octopus Community Networks

Voluntary Action Islington