Common Purpose, Common Cause - where we have got to & next steps - 24 May

Common Purpose, Common Cause - where we have got to & next steps - 24 May
Strategies can sometimes make you smile!!

On 16th November last year the Southwark Voluntary and Community Sector Strategy: 'Common Purpose Common Cause', was launched. This strategy was developed in partnership with the local voluntary and community sector, Southwark Council and Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group.

We held four listening events’ and over 200 people from the VCS attended. At all four events we listended to the opportunities, barriers and challenges facing the voluntary and community sector. The  VCS strategy was based on what you told us mattered to you, your organisation and the people you help support.

Since November a group of representatives from the VCS, Southwark Council and Southwark CCG have looked at the recommendations in the strategy and have come up with a number of practical actions to help deliver this ambtious strategy.

Throughout the process we wanted the strategy to be co-produced and owned by all. So we have arranged a session to tell you about what we have come up and to check with you that our ideas will make a difference.

Join us on 24th May 2017 at 1pm in Cambridge House.

To register please click here.

By way of some homework you can read what actions and ideas we have come up below. We have grouped them under the four priortiies of the strategy.

  • Better partnership working to improve outcomes for residents. Click here to read the proposed actions

  • Improved commissioning and grant-giving to focus on outcomes and be more collaborative, and community-led. Click here to read the proposed actions

  • Better use of community assets as a route to revitalize neighbourhoods and create preventative places. Click here to read the proposed actions

  • More resilient communities that are connected and more resourceful. Click here to read the proposed actions

For more information about the event contact  Andy Matheson, (Southwark Council)