Southwark is changing, not only visibly through new building developments, but also in the makeup of the people who reside and work in the borough.
The population of Southwark has grown to well over 300,000. This change in the borough can manifest itself in many ways, including new and different needs of grass roots communities. During a time of central Government cuts to local authorities, this is places additional pressures on the provision of local services to an increasingly diverse range of individuals.
This is evidenced more comprehensively in the Southwark Giving report, A Tale of two Southwarks, which highlights the difference between affluent and deprived areas where high levels of inequality exist.
The Council is keen to find out from local people what is working and what isn’t working for them. Its “Southwark Conversation” provides an opportunity to say how things are for you, suggest areas for improvement or how things could be done differently.
Complete the questionnaire, or attend one of the borough events by 24th December. The headline feedback will be published by the end of February.
If you as a charity or community group would like to facilitate a conversation around this with some of your beneficiaries, there is a toolkit produced by the council that you can use. Download the toolkit here: Southwark Conversation Community Pack